TECHNOLOGY BASED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Introduction

NB: From 2015 application for this programme must be made online.

The programme aims to produce candidates with a strong insight in engineering practice and the boundary and habitual conditions of the modern company.

Core courses constitute the main content of the programme and are identical for all graduate students, but the programme also offers the possibility of choosing individual technology specialisations. Potential company collaboration is possible on the Third semester.

The programme is carried out with a strong emphasis on practice as it is a long tradition to ensure a link between theory and practice in companies.

Admission requirements

If you have not graduated yet and thus are unable to enclose a diploma with your application, we will still assess your application if you provide a transcript of records depicting courses passed and a course overview of courses yet to be passed. If you meet the admission requirements, you are granted a conditional admission pending submission of your diploma. This also applies if you have yet to take an English test at the time of your application.

To enter the programme, a bachelor level in engineering or a technical bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 15 ECTS in business development or innovation is required.

  • A Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a specialisation in mechanical, chemical, electrical, electronic, construction, bioprocess, health technology or neuroscience engineering.
  • A Bachelor of Engineering with a specialisation in mechanics, production or exports, including the Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM) study programme at AU Herning.
  • The first three years of the Business Development Engineer (BDE) study programme at AU Herning (corresponding to 180 ECTS).
  • A Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Bioscience, Nuclear, Biology and similar.

Programme structure

The programme stresses interaction with practice and supports that project assignments are carried out in collaboration with companies. Thus students are invited to identify companies and assignments of relevance to use in technology specialisations and master thesis. Technology Specialisations can include field work outside of the Campus, e.g. in companies, upon further agreement and approval.

Teaching activities takes place at AU Herning, and the language of instruction is in English. The programme is closely related to current trends and will be under constant development.

Structure of the study programme

If you want to read more about the courses, please take a look in our course catalogue.

Subjects

1.semester

Management of Technology (10 ECTS)
Organisational Design and Human Resource Analytics (5 ETCS)
Research Design in Engineering (5 ECTS)
Technology Specialisation 1 (10 ECTS)

2.semester

Technological Business Model Innovation (10 ECTS)
Optimisation of Engineering Processes using Numerical Approaches (10 ECTS)
Technology Specialisation 2 (10 ECTS)

3.semester

Electives(30 ECTS)

4.semester Master's Thesis (30 ETCS)

To see an overview of structure for students enrolled in February, please go to the academic regulations.

Electives

On the third semester, students must choose electives. In 2015 AU Herning offers following electives:

Course ECTS
Clean Technology 10
Company Project 5 or 10
Digital Capabilities 5
Introduction to Persuasive Technology 5
Multi-Technology Specialisation 5 or 10
Strategic Multi-Business Model Innovation 10
Summer School Electives (offered at the Aarhus Campus)

Academic regulations


 

Student life

Campus Herning is situated on the outskirts of Herning and is located in Birk Centerpark where you will find education, art and business life merged into one as can be seen from the surroundings. With its central position in Central and Western Jutland, we offer study programmes within business economics, international business communication and engineering. There is a close interaction between the different study programmes, which cover the needs and requirements of the business community. As a student at campus Herning you will experience the advantages of this interdisciplinary environment, which gives you the opportunity to work with students with different educational backgrounds in solving business assignments from the real world.

Study environment

"You should feel at home". It is as simple as that! Although your education is probably the most important factor in your choice of educational institution, the surrounding environment is decisive for a successful study period. It is hard work to get a degree but time should also be allowed for a fun social life. In Herning, we focus on the academic part but there is also room for friendship, events, getting together, love and all the other things which are part of being a student.

Campus Herning is a rather small institution with close interaction between the students and the teaching staff. Approximately 2,000 full-time and part-time students attend the different study programmes at AU Herning. Campus Herning has about 125 full-time as well as 100 part-time teachers.
Furthermore, we give high priority to personal information and guidance, and you can therefore always contact the staff if you need help.

The campus building from 1995 is rather unique. Not only does it contain and offer many facilities to students, but the light and comfortable arrangement of the rooms also creates a perfect and inspirational study environment.

Many possibilities and great facilities

In Herning, you can become a member of a number of different committees and thus take part in developing AU Herning as an educational institution. You can participate in the weekly Friday bar, meet students from other educational institutions at the student house or use the facilities in the fitness room above the student house – both are located a few minutes walk from the campus.

You will find wireless network everywhere at campus Herning, the group rooms are equipped with computers with internet access and the institution has its own book store.

 

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Career

Job functions for grads

This data is derived from AU's 2013/2014 employment survey. This data should not be considered a completely accurate representation of the labour market and job functions for all graduates of the individual degree programmes. It exclusively represent the responses submitted to the survey in the years in question.

Job opportunities

Graduates will be able to generate innovative product concepts, business concepts and business areas by. An MSc in Engineering (Technology Based Business Development) is typically employed as an innovation manager, a technical sales manager, product manager, business developer or a research and development project manager.