Read about the admission requirements for the Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme at UCN

Facts about the programme

Start of term: September.
Entry grade point average: Open admission in 2020.
Study places: 25 places in 2020
Allocation of study places: 35 % in quota 1 and 65 % in quota 2.

Find your specific general admission requirements in list of foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark listed by country of graduation.

Admission requirements

You must meet one of the following admission requirements:

General upper secondary education

General upper secondary education with specific requirements:

  • English corresponding to Danish B-level (210 hours)
  • Math at Danish C-level (125 hours).

Math must be passed with the grade of at least 2.0 (according to the Danish grading scale). If there are more grades given for the subject the average must be at least 2.0. The requirement is not fulfilled by rounding.

Please note: The above hours relate to the final three years of your upper secondary education. (1 hour = 60 minutes).

A vocational education similar to one of these Danish vocational educations

No additional specific academic requirements.

Construction worker; pre-construction, sub-structural specialist (fundamental knowledge of construction work, roadworks, bridge works, knowledge of preparing construction sites for construction work, levelling, drainage, pouring concrete etc.)

Construction worker; block paver (fundamental knowledge of construction work, roadworks, bridge works, knowledge of laying pavements, kerbstones, cobblestones, decorative features made using concrete, cobblestones and kerbstones etc.)

Painter (knowledge of colours, materials, measuring surfaces, calculating the amount of paint needed, preparing the surface for painting, mixing and shading paints to achieve the right colour, applying primers and undercoat, painting techniques, hanging wallpaper, spraypainting, finishing, pricing, advising customers etc.)

Construction worker; foundations worker (fundamental knowledge of construction work, roadworks, bridge works, pouring concrete, concrete finishing, laying foundations etc.)

Retail sales assistant (knowledge of selling, customer service, ordering products, shop economics, presentation of products and the shop in general etc.)

Facilities manager/caretaker (knowledge of building maintenance, cleaning management, health and safety regulations, building security, space management etc.)

Electrician, building automation (knowledge of distributed control systems e.g. automatic lighting and heating systems etc.).

Electrician, electrical installation work (knowledge of installations, repair and maintenance of electrical installations and systems etc.).

Commerce and trade (knowledge of B2B trading, purchases, logistics, getting quotations, comparison of price and quality, sales, customer behaviour, negotiation techniques, sales planning, marketing analyses, importing of goods, exporting of goods, international trade markets etc.)

Wood machinist (knowledge of making wooden furniture, doors and floors using the appropriate machines; CNC programming; milling, sanding and planing, preparation and maintenance of relevant machinery, knowledge of wood types, mathematics etc.)

Bricklayer (knowledge of reading blueprints, bonding and jointing, pouring concrete foundations and floors, tiling floors and walls, plastering and rendering etc.)

Joiner (knowledge of wooden materials, making of doors and window frames, furniture etc., operation of machinery, talking to clients, developing design sketches, planning your work etc.)

Roofer (knowledge of laying different kinds of roofs and shingles; advising clients in terms of choice of roofing material, thermal properties and durability; selecting the right kind of material for a particular project; knowledge of building regulations; planning and executing work etc.)

Architectural technician (fundamental knowledge of construction work, drawing and designing buildings using CAD-software, collecting data, making calculations, preparation of technical documentation, materials properties, pricing, working with architects and construction teams etc.)

Technical insulator (knowledge of insulation materials, insulating, calculation of costs, materials selection, material properties, insulating in ships, measuring and calculating needed materials, advising clients etc.)

Carpenter (knowledge of woodworking, tool selection, advising clients, cost calculations, tool maintenance etc.)

Floorer (knowledge of materials selection, calculating floor sizes, advising clients, cost calculations, tool maintenance etc.

Thatcher (knowledge of roof constructions, thatching, advising clients, cost calculations, selecting materials, maintaining tools etc.).

HVAC, plumbing and gas technician (knowledge of domestic gas and water installations, central heating facilities, domestic heating systems of any kind, ventilation systems, advising about materials, cost and quality and environmental issues etc.)

Admission requirements for applicants who hold an IB Diploma

To meet the entry requirements for admission to Academy Profession degrees and Bachelor’s degrees, you must hold either:

  • an IB Diploma Programme (DP) Course Results or IB Certificate with at least the grade of 3 in all six subjects and 3 subjects as Higher Level (HL) subjects and a total of 18 points

  • an IB Diploma together with a IB Diploma Programme (DP) Results


  • English, B level, standard level (SL)
  • Mathematical studies, standard level (SL)
Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education

Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education with specific requirement: Mathematics skills corresponding to Danish C-level.

Passed qualifying course for application to Danish engineering programmes or similar

Passed qualifying course for application to Danish engineering programmes or similar from your home country.

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Other work experience
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses) 
  • Your motivation letter
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country 
  • Relevant courses or classes
  • English language qualification

English language requirements

At UCN you are expected to participate actively in class discussions as well as group work and projects. You must also be able to write academic papers and take written and oral exams. Therefore, you must have a high level of English proficiency. 

This means that you must have English language qualifications comparable to the English B level from the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium) and you must have a final grade of minimum 3.0 on the Danish grading scale. In order to live up to this, you must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of your secondary education. Additionally, it is also mandatory to attach one of the English tests that UCN accepts.

We do not accept "Kompetencebeviser" from e.g. VUC in Denmark instead of an English test.

If you have studied or lived in the UK/USA or another English-speaking country (except for native speakers), please note that you must take and pass one of the English tests that are mentioned below on this webpage – Which English tests does UCN accept.

Based on a professional assessment UCN can decide that we need further documentation regarding your English skills, either by you obtaining extra documentation or by you participating in an interview conducted in English.

Which English tests does UCN accept?

All applicants holding a foreign entrance examination and applying for English-taught programmes must document their English language qualifications with one of the below mentioned English tests. 

Please note that we will not accept English tests that are older than 2 years.


  • Overall score of minimum 6.5

TOEFL iBT + TOEFL iBT Home Edition 

  • A minimum score of 83
  • UCN’s TOEFL code is 7294

Cambridge ESOL examinations

  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced - CAE): grade C, B or A
  • C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English Proficiency – CPE): grade, C, B or A
  • B2 First (formerly known as Cambridge English First – FCE): grade A

Pearson PTE Academic

  • A minimum score of 58

Oxford Online Placement Test

  • Overall score of minimum 75 and also a minimum score of 75 in each subtest
  • You are only allowed to use 60 minutes when taking the test
  • Please note that this test is only valid if taken via a UCN partner organisation

Other CEFR-comparable English tests with a borderline score of B2/C1

  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to document this level from a CEFR-validated English language course


Your test results (and other required documents) must be uploaded by the application deadline. Find the application deadlines for all programmes here.

Do all applicants have to submit an English test?

Applicants who are exempted from submitting an English test are applicants from

  • ​Duborg-Skolen
  • A.P. Møller-Skolen
  • International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme)
  • European Baccalaureate (from the EB diploma programme)
  • Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden. PIease note that applicants with a secondary education from these 4 countries must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of their secondary education.
  • ”Native speakers” with an English taught qualifying exam (including applicants with a qualifying examination from
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Great Britain
    • Scotland
    • Ireland
PIease note that applicants with a secondary education from the above-mentioned countries must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of their secondary education. The applicants must also have a final grade in English B level which corresponds to minimum 3.0 on the Danish grading scale.

If you do not live up to the minimum 210 hours of lessons, you must take and pass one of the English tests that are mentioned on this webpage.


Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51

EU / EEA citizens