Semesters and ECTS

Each semester has a theme that provides the basis for the teaching and project work

During the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th semester you have to choose an elective subject and write a report about this.

Core subjects and electives

The programme is divided into a range of core subjects which are mandatory and different electives that you choose yourself depending on your focus and interests. The core subjects are integrated into the daily class teaching as well as into the semester projects, which are completed in groups each semester and tried at an exam at the end of the semester.

The core subject topics

  • General (30 ECTS): Communication, Design methodology, leadership and management, IT, English
  • Business (19 ECTS): Business operations and administration, building laws and regulations
  • Production (28 ECTS): Construction and site engineering, project management
  • Design (38 ECTS): Construction and design, project management
  • Registration (10 ECTS): Registration, surveying

The elective subjects

As an elective subject you can choose between a range of subjects to match your interests and academic plans. You are expected to write a report on your chosen topic on each semester. The report will be graded by your teachers.

On the Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme, we find it important that you influence your own education, thus we give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in subjects that you find of particular interest.

Two electives

On the 7th semester you will be preparing your final examination project within these overall professions/electives:

Project design
This elective qualifies you to work as an Architectural Technologist and Construction Manager specialised in project planning and consulting, either running your own company or working as an employee.
Construction
This elective is aimed at jobs such as project manager/manager in a construction firm, either running your own business or working as an employee.

Course of the electives

During the course of your studies you must prepare an elective project on the 3rd, 4th and 5th semesters.

These electives will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in selected, professionally relevant subjects of particular interest to you, while letting you create a connection between the professional fields of study that are relevant to your future career.

The bachelor project

The 7th semester consists of an elective assignment and the final bachelor project (dissertation) to be completed within one of three dissertation topics.

Project design

This elective qualifies you to work as an Architectural Technologist and Construction Manager specialised in project planning and consulting, either running your own company or working as an employee

Construction

This elective is aimed at jobs such as project manager/manager in a construction firm, either running your own business or working as an employee

Concrete

Concrete is the world’s most frequently used building material and the technology is moving fast. The limits as to the complexity and finish you can achieve with concrete expand continuously.

Exams

At ATCM the interdisciplinary aspect is a core focus – therefore exams are also interdisciplinary. Each semester is concluded with an oral project exam where you are expected to – alone or as part of a group – account for the project you have been working on for that semester.

In the semesters where you have had an elective you will also be writing a report about your chosen topic. At the exams you will be assessed based on your ability to apply and combine knowledge about different topics to create an overall solution to your project.

There are no traditional oral or written exams in single topics during the programme.

Programme structure

Subjects and modules are interwoven so that the students learn to apply all their skills and competences on a complex set of problems and not only on isolated single subject problems.

Incoming students therefore have to follow all activities in a semester, meaning they have to follow all 30 ECTS of one semester - students cannot be exempt from single subjects or mix subjects from different courses and different semesters.

The programme equals a total of 210 ECTS credits.

1st semester
Courses: House and ground
Semester theme: Plot and house

General: 10 ECTS
Business: 2 ECTS
Production: 6 ECTS
Design: 8 ECTS
Registration: 4 ECTS

Total: 30 ECTS
2nd semester
Courses: House and ground
Semester theme: Plot and house

General: 9 ECTS
Business: 4 ECTS
Production: 5 ECTS
Design: 8 ECTS
Registration: 4 ECTS

Total: 30 ECTS
3rd semester
Courses: Industrial buildings
Semester theme: Prefabricated building components

General: 5 ECTS
Business: 5 ECTS
Production: 8 ECTS
Design: 7 ECTS
Electives: 5 ECTS

Total: 30 ECTS
4th semester
Courses: Multi-storey buildings
Semester theme: Multi-storey buildings

General: 4 ECTS
Business: 6 ECTS
Production: 5 ECTS
Design: 10 ECTS
Electives: 5 ECTS

Total: 30 ECTS
5th semester
Courses: Renovation and conversion
Semester theme: Renovation and restoration

General: 2 ECTS
Business: 2 ECTS
Production: 4 ECTS
Design: 5 ECTS
Registration: 2 ECTS
Electives: 15 ECTS

Total: 30 ECTS
6th semester
Course:
Work placement: 30 ECTS

Total: 30 ECTS
7th semester
Courses: Elective and dissertation

Electives: 10 ECTS
Final exam project: 20 ECTS

Total: 30 ECTS

Contact Student Advisor

Kenneth Lykke Hansen
Student Advisor

+45 72 69 16 08
kha@ucn.dk

Entry Requirements - Danish B and C Level

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