Read about the admission requirements for the Energy Technology programme at UCN

Start of term

The programme starts once a year in September.

Study places

Start of term September 2017: UCN offers 20 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 admission requirements:

  • Physics corresponding to Danish C-level
  • Maths corresponding to Danish C-level
  • English corresponding to Danish B-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).

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.)

Automatic facilities technician (knowledge of automatic systems, building, installing and maintaining automatic systems, knowledge of electronics and high voltage current, pneumatics and hydraulics 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.)

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

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

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).

Electrician, electronics and extra low voltage (knowledge of installation and maintenance of electronic equipment and devices such as medical equipment and electric domestic appliances).

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

Wood machinist (knowledge of making wooden furniture, doors and floors using machines; CNC programming; milling; sanding and planing).

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

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

Metalsmith (knowledge of the properties of different metals, metalwork, developing, designing and making metal items small and large, engraving, polishing and shaping metals, working with metal pipes, welding etc.)

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

Technical designer (knowledge of computer aided drawing of buildings and industrial plants, materials properties, price calculation, drawing up technical documentation, sales presentation material, making blueprints 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.)

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.)

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 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.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

An individual assessment of your competences.

PLAR stands for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. Perhaps you never completed your upper secondary education? Perhaps you have gained knowledge, skills and competences by working as an unskilled worker/independently, through periods abroad, by taking classes or summer courses etc., being in positions of trust, doing volunteer work, or perhaps you have gained experience in an entirely different way.

An assessment of your competences could result in entirely new career opportunities. We would like to look at everything you have learned and achieved and determine whether it could be equated with the formal admission requirements for the study programme you wish to start on. Read more about PLAR and please notice the deadline.

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 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)
  • Physics, standard level (SL)

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


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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