Read about the admission requirements for the ATCM programme at UCN

Start of term

This programme starts once a year in September.

Study places

Start of term September 2017: UCN offers 35 study places on the programme.

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.
  • Math at Danish C-level 

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.

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 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.


  • 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.

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

  • Documentary evidence of your 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


Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51

EU / EEA citizens

Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Entry Requirements - Danish B and C Level

Specific requirements and selection criteria

International office

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