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IT Technology

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.

 

Facts

Title

IT Technology

Education level

Academy Profession, 120 ECTS

Duration

2 years

Internship

3 months (in Denmark or abroad)

Study start

24 August

Location

Viborg 

Language

English

Application

Online

Programme structure

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.

 

The core areas

  • Network

    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 systems

    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.

  • Company/Organization

    One of the most important skills you learn in this module is how to act professionally in an organization. You will learn to work with and execute project management, change management and professional communication.

    This course is worth 10 ECTS.

  • Programming

    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.

Specialization

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.

  • Programming

    Application Developer

    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#.

    Web Developer

    As a web developer, your focus is the entire web stack, i.e. frontend and backend applications and databases for persistence. As a web developer, you get to work with JavaScript, SQL/NoSQL, as well as C # or Python as backend language.

    Embedded Developer

    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.

  • Cyber and IT Security

    Pentest Consultant

    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.

    Reverse Engineering

    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.

    Security Analyst

    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.

  • Enterprise Infrastructure

    Network Specialist

    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.

    Cloud specialist

    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.

Internship

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.

 

To make it easier for you to find a suitable internship, we have created an internship portal which serves as a recruitment portal used by both students and companies.

 

What's next?

As an IT technologist, your job role can be many things. Below are just a few examples of job positions that former Dania IT technologists hold:

 
 

For example, you can work as:

  • Network Specialist
  • Application Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Security Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • IT Manager

Study life

 

Moving abroad for studies can be a big step for you. But what can you expect when you become a student at Dania?

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.

 

How to apply

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.

 

General Admission Requirements

  • Qualifying Entrance Examinations

    Examples of diplomas include:

    • Upper secondary certificates and diplomas from the Nordic countries, European countries (Baccalaureate diploma) and other countries that have signed the European Convention on the Equivalence of Diplomas, Leading to Admission to Universities
    • High school diplomas from the United States followed by either two years of university or college studies in relevant subjects. This also applies to applicants with a high school diploma from countries with a similar educational system.
  • English language requirements

    International applicants must pass an internationally approved test*. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:

    • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
    • TOEFL (paper-based): 550 or
    • TOEFL (internet-based): 83
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
    • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade A
    • Oxford Placement Test:  75 points in each part
    • PTE: 59
    • Duolingo English Test

    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).

  • Verification form

    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.

    Subject: English

    Level: B

    Hours of instruction: 210

    Subject: Mathematics

    Level: B

    Hours of instruction: 250

    Subject: Mathematics

    Level: C

    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.

  • Interview on SKYPE

    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

  • Signature page - IMPORTANT

    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 admissions@eadania.dk or by post:

    TO: Dania Academy, 
    International Admissions Minervavej 63 DK-8960 Randers SØ, DENMARK

Practicalities

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.

International opportunities

 

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.

Further education

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.

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