Do you want to work professionally with networking, programming or cybersecurity? Then our education in IT is perfect for you.
As a fully qualified IT technologist, you get the opportunity to choose exactly the direction you are passionate about.
Do you want to design and implement advanced IP networks, immerse yourself in cybersecurity or develop relevant applications for web, server/desktop or embedded systems?
The IT Technology program gives you a basic IT education where you specialize in programming, cybersecurity or enterprise infrastructure and you are trained to take on specific positions directly after completing the program such as application developer, security analyst or network specialist.
Academy Profession, 120 ECTS
3 months (in Denmark or abroad)
Please note: Programme Discontinued from 2022
The program for IT technology combines theory and practice. The first three semesters take place at the academy. The first year is basic education within IT technology where you will experience practice-oriented and realistic classroom teaching. We do more case and project work than lecturing and the working methods reflect what you will encounter in practice and later in jobs.
In the third semester, you choose the direction you want to specialize in. Here you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a specific field of knowledge together with a company. Next to the chosen specialization, you will learn relevant processes and tools for automation and scaling within your chosen direction.
In the fourth and final semester, you will do an internship where the knowledge and skills you have obtained during the first three semesters will come into play and be tested. After the internship is completed, you will submit a paper for your final exam. We recommend that you work with the same overall problem area in your specialization, the internship, and the final exam project to get you as ready as possible for the great number of interesting jobs waiting for you after graduation.
The first year of basic education within IT technology has four core areas. As the education progresses, you will use the learning from these core areas in interdisciplinary projects.
You can check the full course curriculum HERE.
Network is a basic course in the infrastructure of medium-large enterprises, focusing on IP networks.
Once you have acquired the basic knowledge of IP networks, you will link this with server technology, virtualization, automation and security. You will work with Cisco networking equipment, Fujitsu servers, Red Hat Linux, Ansible and Docker.
This course is worth 18 ECTS.
Embedded is a basic course in electronics components, their interaction, programming of the hardware and how to connect it in both IP networks and IoT networks. You will program in C and C ++.
This course is worth 18 ECTS.
One of the most important skills you learn in this module is how to handle customer tasks in order to convert customer needs into reliable solutions. Manage planning and control their own technical tasks as well as engage in interdisciplinary projects. And you will acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies by understanding companies and customers’ use of IT
This course is worth 10 ECTS.
Programming is relevant today, no matter what IT duties you are going to perform in the future. During the basic training in programming, the language Python 3 is used almost exclusively.
This course is worth 14 ECTS.
All students must choose one of nine electives, each belonging to one of three specializations at the start of your third semester.
You can read more about the electives corresponding to each specialization below.
As an application developer, your focus is to write desktop applications. It can be anything from ERP applications to AR/VR applications in Unity. As an application developer, you will switch from Python to C#.
As an embedded developer, you will focus on programming with limited resources, micro controllers, FPGAs and more. You will gain additional skills in the languages C and C ++ as well as electronics.
A penetration test consultant is often also called a 'White Hat' Hacker. You will learn theory, methods and techniques on how to test the security of networks and applications.
You will also be working on programming in this elective, but the languages will vary according to what you need to test for safety.
Within the IT security field, there you may be asked to examine the workings of a specific piece of hardware or software to be able to test its security. This can be anything from access control systems to cars and cranes.
As a security analyst, you learn how to understand a company's infrastructure, how it should be behaving and spot when it doesn't. You will learn how to use automated tools, build analytics, and set up rules to enable you to analyze even small IP networks manageable, In addition, you will learn how to find out what happened and how it happened when a company has been hacked, exposed to ransomware, and more.
As a network specialist, you will become a specialist in IP networking for a larger company. You will learn to master both wired and wireless technologies. You will gain skills in working with switches, routers, firewalls, etc. at a higher level and you will be able to work with networks that support thousands of users.
Server and Storage specialist
A classic role in a larger company is a server and storage specialist.
In addition to learning how to work with servers and storage systems, you will be able to work with virtual servers and container technology, all automated and scaled to medium-sized businesses.
Some companies choose to move critical systems into a cloud fabric, e.g. Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS. If you choose to become a cloud specialist, you will learn how these technologies work and you will be able to implement server workloads in a cloud fabric. You will also learn how to configure networks, UAC and IAM in a cloud fabric to achieve the best performance and security for your workloads.
At Dania Academy, we make every effort to prepare you for the job market. Therefore, you must complete an internship to create the right balance between the skills you gain during your first three semesters and your ability to apply these to practice. During your studies, you must complete an internship lasting at least three months in a business or organization.
During the internship, you will experience how you perform a job function. The internship will give you a realistic view of your working life as an IT technologist after graduating. In addition, it will provide you with the necessary job experience.
The aim of the internship is to ensure real-life competencies and the development of professional and personal vocational competencies.
You will solve practical problems on a methodical basis by using relevant theories and models, and thus creating value for the company.
The internship is worth 15 ECTS.
As an IT Technology student, you will find your internship in close collaboration with your internship supervisor. You will set up a clear framework and criteria for the internship- together with the internship company. All internship companies and internship contracts must be approved by Dania Academy to ensure the quality of your stay in the company. Your internship may take place both in Denmark and abroad.
For example, you can work as:
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The teaching is based on real-life cases and we combine group work with individual assigments and self study. Moreover, you are always encouraged to ask questions during and after class in order to get as much knowledge as possible.
Please note that the programme will be discontinued in 2022. This means that Dania Academy will no longer be able to admit students for this programme.
Admission to the AP Degree Programme in IT Technology requires relevant vocational training or upper secondary education (university entry level) including: Mathematics or Business economics at intermediate level (Danish C-level).
This means that you need to have studied Mathematics or Business Economics (or related fields) for 125 hours in the last 3 years of upper secondary education (high school).
The application is sent online through Denmark's national application portal at www.optagelse.dk/admission
You will find more information about the admission procedure on the page called Admission and below you can check if you are eligible to apply.
Examples of diplomas include:
International applicants must pass an internationally approved test*. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:
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).
In order to apply for higher education at Dania, you must meet the same conditions as applicants with a prior Danish education.
Depending on the higher educational programme you are applying for, you will need to show documentation of qualifications comparable to the Danish ''Levels''.
The Levels refer in general to the number of hours of instruction during the last 3 years of upper-secondary education.
The list below shows how many hours (60 minutes) of lessons an applicant with a Danish higher secondary education needs to reach various levels.
Hours of instruction: 210
Hours of instruction: 250
Hours of instruction: 125
You can demonstrate the Levels by filling in the Verification Form, fully signed and stamped by your education and include a valid transcript of the subjects you have studied in the upper-secondary education.
If you have not yet completed your upper secondary education, please include confirmed transcripts including grades for the semesters completed until now.
When you have successfully applied for the international AP degree programme, you will receive an invitation for a Skype interview with one of our counsellors.
It will be an informal meeting where our main goal is to test your English skills as well as your motivation for applying to the programme.
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the programme and studying in Denmark .
The interview is mandatory for all students who apply for the international AP degree programmes
When you have submitted your digital application(s), you must use the special print icon to print a Signature Page containing a code.
You must sign and send this signature page to all programmes you have applied for in Denmark.
Your application will not be considered if you do not send the signature page, as we will not be able to access your application. Signature pages to Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post:
TO: Dania Academy,
International Admissions Minervavej 63 DK-8960 Randers SØ, DENMARK
Find out all the relevant information about the application process, student life in our international campuses as well as about fees and the Danish educational system.
Do you dream about working abroad? Have you always been fascinated by other cultures? Do you want to enrich your CV with an internship or a semester abroad? Check out your international opportunities, as a student at Dania.
After your Academy Profession Degree (which represents the first two years of a full Bachelor Degree), you have the possibility to continue your higher education with a top-up Bachelor degree, and after that with a Master Degree and so on, either in Denmark or abroad.