University description (as per official university website)
Since 1915, the Engineering College of Aarhus
(Ingeniørhøjskolen i Århus – IHA) has educated highly qualified engineers for the Danish and international business world. The Engineering College is a self-owning institution and its studies are financed by the state. The Engineering College has app. 1,500 students and 150 academic, technical and administrative staff.
The Engineering College offers eight Bachelor of Engineering programs and four international programs as well as it in cooperation with Aarhus University offers eight Master of Engineering programs and three Bachelor of Science programs.
Additionally, the Engineering College offers a series of admission courses and supplementary courses to students who do not have the necessary qualifying exams for the engineering studies.
The Engineering College is known for developing new ideas and technology in a close relationship with industry and at the same time offering high quality education and a good study environment. The College is pleased to offer one or two five-month semesters to exchange students.
We have courses taught in English within Civil and Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Software Engineering and Embedded Digital Signal Processing, as well as a course in Cross-Cultural Understanding and English Language. We welcome applications from students from all over the world who will help us create an international learning environment and experience the Danish engineering education in return.
Internatonal Summer Schools
Every year in July-August, the Engineering College of Aarhus organizes international summer schools in close collaboration with industrial companies and other institutions. Students from all over the world travel to Denmark to explore a specific area of expertise and to gain insight into the latest knowledge in the field.
Master of Science in Engineering (M. Sc. Eng.)
Masters degree programmes are offered by Aarhus School of Engineering (ASE) - a joint partnership between Aarhus University (AU) and the Engineering College of Aarhus (IHA). The duration is 2 years full-time.
Student in Aarhus
Aarhus is the second largest town i Denmark. It has a population of 300,000 people, out of which app. 40,000 are students, and this creates a vibrant young atmosphere and makes Aarhus a great place to study.
In Aarhus you will meet students from all over Europe, and receive an invaluable insight into the way people in other countries think, which is an advantage when applying for a job in any large international firm. And the subjects you choose will replace subjects in your education in your home country, so you do not end up spending more time in the classroom.
Close cooperation with companies
At the Engineering College of Aarhus we have a long tradition for close cooperation with the business world, and we cooperate closely with companies on developing new technology and testing ideas in practice.
We educate and train engineers which are familiar with the companies' working conditions and at the same time are able to contribute to the continuing production and development.
Two obvious opportunities for cooperating with the Engineering College of Aarhus are:
Have a share in our knowledge in our laboratories
Through our laboratories companies can get help for product development as well as analysis and guidance. At present, we have 10 laboratories, with more to come.
Get an engineering student for an traineeship
Companies have the possibility to get one of Aarhus School of Engineering's students in an traineeship with the duration of five month. During the traineeship, the student works as an integrated employee of the company.
Through an engineering traineeship, the student obtains an invaluable insight into the industrial sector. The Engineering College is therefore always on the lookout for companies willing to have a trainee. Especially international companies, since we see it as important that the students get accustomed to working in an international environment. Your company gets a highly motivated, skilled trainee to participate in the work, carry out an asssignment, and come up with new ideas.
... and everything else
And then there are all the other possibilities, from bachelor and master thesis to study projects, mentor arrangements, research partners, summer schools etc.
Read more about the various cooperation possibilities in the left menu.
Aarhus School of Engineering
Aarhus School of Engineering (ASE) is a joint partnership between Aarhus University through its Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Engineering College of Århus (IHA). ASE represents all engineering studies in Aarhus, bachelor as well as master studies and associated PhD programs within the engineering sciences.
The engineering studies include major technical fields with associated research and development. This full spectrum of ASE activities is actively engaged in industrial collaborations, participate in national research and development collaborative actions and engage it self vigorously in international partnerships.
Activities are located in several venues, among them the Engineering College at Dalgas Avenue 2, Dalgas Avenue 4 and at the AU campus all of them 8000 Aarhus C. Ove Poulsen is director of ASE.
We run courses in English for international students and have partner institutions all over the world, with which we exchange students and lecturers. In this network we also facilitate exchange of ideas in order to improve technical and educational development.
The Engineering College moves to new facilities
In 2014, the Engineering College of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and a department of INCUBA Science Park move to the new building Navitas Park on the Aarhus docklands.
Navitas Park will consist of new facilities for education, research, development and entrepreneurship as well as a public parking space. More than 2.300 students and employees will have their daily life at Navitas Park.
The vision for Navitas Park is to become a knowledge centre and innovative environment within energy, environment and civil engineering.