Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences is one of nine regional academies of higher education in Denmark and has campuses in eight different Danish cities - Viborg, Randers, Grenaa, Hadsten, Hobro, Horsens, Skive and Silkeborg.

Dania Academy develops and offers practice-oriented higher-education programmes at undergraduate level (AP and BA degrees). Our programmes combine theory with practice and we highly value tuition in small teams and group and project work. We have strong ties to and work closely together with the industry introducing real-life cases and internships for our students.

We are a University of Applied Sciences and the programmes we offer focus on applied degrees within technology, IT, business and health. Five of our 21 programmes are taught in English.

With nearly 2500 full-time students, of which 320 are international, and a high number of part-time students, we play an important role within education in Denmark.

Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences officially opened on 1 January 2009 and has around 155 full-time employees.

Dania offers the following study programmes taught in English:

IT Technology

Automotive Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Marketing Management

International Hospitality Management

Our Mission

It is the mission of Dania to develop and offer Academy Profession Degree Programmes, both as full-time and as part-time educations, of the highest quality regionally, nationally and internationally in close cooperation with the business world. We educate the most demanded AP graduates within our field of expertise and through our strong links to the business world; our graduates are educated and ready to immediately enter into a job function. Our students have qualifications that are relevant and applicable to the business world, as these skills are continually developed in close cooperation with our business partners. Within our field of expertise, we continually cooperate with research-based educational institutes nationally and internationally with the purpose of collecting, processing and communicating new knowledge both academically and pedagogically.

It is the vision of Dania to be an innovative, quality-conscious and well-functioning academy with high academic standards and involved lecturers. Business Academy Dania is known for being an institution with room for differences and where innovation and entrepreneurship is the focal point in class, in which students and lecturers interact and cooperate with the business world. We have eight campuses, located in Grenaa, Hadsten, Hobro, Horsens, Randers, Silkeborg, Skive, and Viborg, in the heart of Jutland. It is our vision to promote ourselves as a regionally responsible academy that accommodates the educational needs, with a focus on AP Degree Programmes. Also, we accommodate specific regional needs, which ensure a flexible relationship with professional bachelor’s degrees and relevant further education.

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Research and Developement

All our educational programmes are based on knowledge, which takes its departure in interaction and relationships between research, education and the practical.

We integrate knowledge and the most central tendencies from our educational programme focus areas, experiences and results from relevant, current and practical trial and development work. Also, we include new and relevant research knowledge.

Lecturers are important in relation to Dania’s knowledge. In cooperation with our students, our lecturers participate in development projects and work with businesses.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Danish

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Programs

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Courses

Academy Professional (AP) Degree in Automotive Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Viborg

The programme qualifies you to work independently on diagnosis, repair and optimisation of automotive technology. It also qualifies you to take on the overall management of a garage, as well as the administration and training of staff. [+]

The Automotive Management study programme is a two-year programme. It is taught at Dania Viborg. The programme qualifies you to work independently on diagnosis, repair and optimisation of automotive technology. It also qualifies you to take on the overall management of a garage, as well as the administration and training of staff. This education is all about cars, but you will also learn to combine theory with practical work, and be able to handle both technical and commercial challenges within the automotive field. The degree offers subjects such as innovation and design, bodywork, driving systems, IT diagnosis systems, HR, law and operational management. The AP Degree in Automotive Management is of two years duration, made up of 4 semesters and corresponding to a total of 120 ECTS points. The overall subject areas are Technology and design Optimization and repair IT Consultancy and dissemination Communication Sales and service Operational and financial management HR management Quality and safety Documentation The compulsory elements equal 65 ECTS and the optional elements equal 25 ECTS (see more details under Elements) Moreover you will complete a three month internship (15 ECTS) and write a final project (15 ECTS). Teaching methods The teaching methods are a combination of class teaching, projects, case studies, external teachers from businesses or other educational institutions, as well as excursions to local businesses. We pay great attention to bring practical experiences into our teaching. As the Automotive Management degree is a combination of commercial and technical subjects the students are at the autotechnique center every week. Dania offers you passionate teachers, whom you always can approach for a chat or help, whether it regards your studies or it is of a more personal matter. At first your studies can seem overwhelming and lots will be different from your high school studies. There will be many new things to relate to and many new people, both teachers and fellow students. Here you will learn to structure and prioritize your time, and as it is a full-time education we expect you to work thoroughly with each subject. Specialisation During your 4th semester you will specialise within an area based on your choice of optional elements and your location for practical training. This part will be in close cooperation with a company and you must be able to demonstrate your ability to combine theory with vocational practice Job Opportunities The Automotive technology degree qualifies you to jobs such as: Diagnosis Technician Floor manager Consultant Garage Manager Entry requirements: Relevant vocational training (f.ex. Mechanic) or Upper Secondary education (equal to university entry level) Mathematics minimum level C English at upper level comparable to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination. English language proficiency International applicants must pass an internationally-approved test *. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores: IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL Internet based: 80 TOEFL paper based: 550 Cambridge test: CAE: A, B or C grade Oxford Placement test: 140 (min. 70 in each part) Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part) TOEIC: 700 Applicants holding Nordic entrance exams, an International baccalaureate exam or applicants who have English as their native language are exempt from this requirement. *(the test is taken in the applicant’s country of origin or residence – not at Dania). [-]

Academy Professional (AP) Degree in Hospitality and Tourism

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Denmark Randers

Are you service-minded and extrovert? Do you enjoy project work in international teams? Do you want to build a professional network in the tourism industry? Then our Hospitality & Tourism Management Programme is the education you are looking for. [+]

Are you service-minded and extrovert? Do you enjoy project work in international teams? Do you want to build a professional network in the tourism industry? Then our Hospitality & Tourism Management Programme is the education you are looking for. Degree obtained AP Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management Duration and ECTS credits The education is a two-year, full-time programme that corresponds to 120 ECTS Credits. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a common European standard, 60 Credits of which correspond to one full year of studies at higher education level. Purpose The purpose of the programme is to qualify graduates to independently develop, plan and implement tourism and travel services for companies operating in national and international environments. The programme is the perfect education for students who are planning a middle-management career in the tourism and travel industry or other service based businesses. Teaching Methods The teaching methods aim at developing students’ independent, innovative and cooperative skills. The classes are small (typically between 20 and 32 students) and students are encouraged to contribute actively to classroom discussions. Project work and group work are essential parts of the studies. Attendance to lectures is compulsory. During the programme a number of tests and exams must be passed to move on to the next term. Job Opportunities There are several career opportunities if you choose to study Hospitality and Toruism. The list is long but it also depends on your industial experiences. Here are some job titles that our former students are having today: Hotel Manager Restaurant Manager Marketing Manager Tourism Manager Event Coordinator Hotel Reception Manager Project Manager Consultant Self Employed Sales Manager Conference Manager Guest Relation Manager Entry requirements AP Degree Programme in Hospitality and Tourism Management Admission to this programme requires relevant vocational training or upper secondary education (university entry level) including: Mathematics or Business economics at lower intermediate level (Danish C-level) and English at upper level comparable to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination. English language proficiency International applicants must pass an internationally-approved test *. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores: IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL Internet based: 80 TOEFL paper based: 550 Cambridge test: CAE: A, B or C grade Oxford Placement test: 140 (min. 70 in each part) Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part) TOEIC: 700 Applicants holding Nordic entrance exams, an International baccalaureate exam or applicants who have English as their native language are exempt from this requirement. *(the test is taken in the applicant’s country of origin or residence – not at Dania). [-]

Academy Professional (AP) Degree in IT Technology

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Denmark Viborg

IT Technology is more than bits and bytes. Involving users in IT, management and planning requires skills in Sales, Innovation, Communication and Marketing. This programme deals with both business and technology, as well as general studies and it prepares you for two main roles: the Consultant and the Technician. [+]

The IT Technology AP Degree is a two-year programme taught in Viborg. IT Technology is more than bits and bytes. Involving users in IT, management and planning requires skills in Sales, Innovation, Communication and Marketing. This programme deals with both business and technology, as well as general studies and it prepares you for two main roles: the Consultant and the Technician. The IT-Technology AP degree of two years duration, made up of four semesters and corresponding to a total of 120 ECTS points. Overall subject areas: Common Electronic systems (7,5 ECTS) Communications technology systems (7,5 ECTS) Software devlopment (5 ECTS) The company (10 ECTS) Network specialization Network Technology systems (35 ECTS) Advisory and consultancy functions (10 ECTC) Electronics specialization Electronic Systems (20 ECTS) Embedded Systems (25 ECTS) Specialization incl. optional elements equal 15 ECTS (see more details under Elements). During 4th semester you will complete a practical training period (15 ECTS) and do your final examination project (15 ECTS). You choose between the two study directions; Network: This study direction is for those students who wish to work professionally with planning, consultation, design and implementation within the fields of IT and network. You will obtain the following skills; Solve complex IT based solutions in relation to consultation, administration, operational management, monitoring, maintenance and security. You will obtain the ability to handle practical and business-related tasks from a complex and analytical point of view. Your final project will be in cooperation with an IT consultancy business. Electronics: This study direction is for those who wish to work with development, planning, construction and testing products, prototypes and production techniques. You will obtain the following skills; Development, construction and production of electronics, and learn how to solve practical and business-related tasks from a complex and analytical point of view. Your final project will be in cooperation with a business that develops and/or produces products with electronic devices. NB - The Electronics specialisation is only offered if more than 15 students are admitted to the Electronics programme Job Opportunities The IT-Technology degree qualifies you to jobs such as: IT Project Manager It Consultant Network Technician Entry Requirements: Relevant vocational training or Upper Secondary education (equal to university entry level) Mathematics minimum level C English at upper level comparable to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination. English language proficiency International applicants must pass an internationally-approved test *. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores: IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL Internet based: 80 TOEFL paper based: 550 Cambridge test: CAE: A, B or C grade Oxford Placement test: 140 (min. 70 in each part) Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part) TOEIC: 700 Applicants holding Nordic entrance exams, an International baccalaureate exam or applicants who have English as their native language are exempt from this requirement. Usually there will be admission limitations on the uptake for all students. We will prioritize students with relevant work experience and recommendations. *(the test is taken in the applicant’s country of origin or residence – not at Dania). [-]

Contact
Location address
Minervavej 63
DK - 8960 Randers

Randers, DK
Location address
Prinsens Allé 2
8800 Viborg

Viborg, DK