Admission

Read about the admission requirements for the Automation Engineering programme at UCN

Start of term

This programme starts once a year in September.


Study places

Start of term September 2018: UCN offers 20 study places on the programme.


Allocation of study places

  • Quota 1: 50 %
  • Quota 2: 50 %

Admission requirements

You must meet one of the following admission requirements:

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

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Involvement in extra relevant curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter
  • English language qualification
General upper secondary education

General upper secondary education with specific admission requirements: Physics and maths both corresponding to Danish C-level.

A vocational education similar to one of these Danish vocational educations

No additional specific academic requirements.

Automation and process control (knowledge of automatic control systems, strong current, hydraulics and pneumatics based systems, construction and repair of electric and pneumatic motors and circuits etc.).

Boat mechanic (knowledge of boat motors and hydraulic systems as well as the installation, maintenance and repair of both as well as knowledge and repair of electric equipment in boats etc.)

CNC technician (knowledge of metal working using regular machinery as well as cnc machinery, drilling, milling, cnc programming, carrying out programmed work, material properties, drawing etc.)

Bike and motorcycle mechanic (knowledge of repair and maintenance of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles, talking to customers etc.).

Data and communications technology (knowledge of IT-systems, telecommunications and computer technology etc.).

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

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

Electrician, communications technology (knowledge of installing, programming and configuring data and telecommunications installations etc.)

Electrician, control and regulation technology (knowledge of installation, programming and maintenance of control and regulation technology in automatic facilities including controllable processes driven by electricity, pneumatics or software etc.).

Construction and agricultural machinery mechanic (knowledge of either construction machinery, cranes, agricultural machinery or elevators as well as their maintenance and repair etc.)

Precision/fine mechanic (fine mechanic or gun mechanic specialisation) (knowledge of small mechanical parts such as springs, cogs in e.g. locks and watches. Also knowledge of soldering, drilling and milling of small parts).[US1] 

Aircraft technician (mechanical) (knowledge of aerodynamics, maintenance of engines, landing gear, brakes etc,: aircraft structure and control systems, aircraft instruments etc.)

Industrial operator (knowledge of machinery in the manufacturing industry, quality assurance, production planning, safety etc.)

Industrial technician (knowledge of working with and programming milling and drilling machines for metalwork, fitting and maintenance of such machines, welding, CAD-technology, PLC controls, etc.)

Refrigeration engineer (knowledge of installation, operation and maintenance of cooling and refrigeration systems, calculation of energy consumption, customer advising etc.)

Car mechanic (knowledge of fault-finding, repairing and adjusting engines, brake systems, steering systems, electrical and electronic systems etc. in cars and small lorries)

Process operator (knowledge of industrial production, preventing and solving technical problems in manufacturing and production facilities, quality assurance, production planning, production monitoring etc.)

Marine engine mechanic (knowledge of mechanical, technical and hydraulic facilities on large ships, repair work, welding, cutting sheet metal, maintenance etc.)

Marine engineering technician (knowledge of technical, hydraulic and mechanical facilities on e.g. large fishing vessels, general repair work, engines, cranes, cooling facilities etc.)

Tool and die maker (knowledge of making moulds for plastic or metal mass production, use of CAD tools and CNC machinery, project management, tool design etc.)

Admission requirements for applicants who hold an IB Diploma

To meet the entry requirements for UCN’s study programmes, you must hold a Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (i.e. you must have passed all your IB courses), and you must meet the specific entry requirements indicated below.

You must have minimum a total score of 24 IB points in order to apply for one of our English-taught programmes.

IB ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • English, B level, standard level (SL)
  • Mathematical studies, standard level (SL)
  • Physics, 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. In addition, you will need physics skills corresponding to Danish C-level and 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.

Danish B and C level

The list below shows how many hours (60 minutes) of lessons Danish students need to reach various levels. These are also the levels that we require our international applicants to match.

Some programmes require a certain level in e.g. either math or business economics or managerial economics. Please note that in these cases you do not need to have received lessons in both subjects. Usually, a sufficient level of math will be enough for you to meet the requirements of the programme.

English

Subject: English
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 210

Math

Subject: Math
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 250

Subject: Math
Level: C
Hours of instruction: 125

Physics

Subject: Physics
Level: C
Hours of instruction: 75

Business Economics

Subject: Business Economics
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 225

Subject: Business Economics
Level: C
Hours of instruction: 75

Managerial Economics

Subject: Managerial Economics
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 225

Subject: Managerial Economics
Level: C
Hours of instruction: 75

English language requirements

At UCN you are expected to participate actively in class discussions along with group works 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 are expected to have English language qualifications comparable to the English B level from the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium). 

Which English tests does UCN accept?

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

IELTS

  • Overall score of minimum 6.5
     

TOEFL 

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

Cambridge ESOL examinations

  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): grade C, B or A
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CPE): grade C, B or A
  • First Certificate: grade B or A
     

Oxford Online Placement Test

  • Overall score of minimum 75 and also a minimum score of 75 in each subtest
  • 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
     
Please note that the result of your English test must not be more than two years old. You must upload your test result by 15 March at 12 (noon) GMT+1 at the latest.
Do all applicants have to submit an English test?

Applicants who are exempted from submitting an English test

  • Applicants holding a Nordic/Duborg/International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme/European Baccalaureate)  
  • ”Native speakers” with an English taught qualifying exam (including applicants with a qualifying examination from
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Great Britain
    • Scotland
    • Ireland

Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the exam has been taught in English) must submit a test.

Contact

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51
international@ucn.dk

EU / EEA citizens

Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52
maat@ucn.dk

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Entry Requirements - Danish B and C Level

Specific requirements and selection criteria

International office

Admission
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