Developing ideas is, in short, what a mechanical engineer does. The mechanical engineer creates ideas, develops and designs new products. This process is a result of a combination between creative skills and engineering skills. Social and economic conditions as well as work-related and environmental conditions are also part of the process.
The mechanical engineer creates ideas, develops and designs new products. This process is a result of a combination between creative skills and engineering skills. Social and economic conditions as well as work-related and environmental conditions are also part of the process.
MECHANICAL ENGINEER CHARACTER
As a mechanical engineer you will not only get close to the technological development – you will get knowledge and tools that enable you to influence progress. Notions such as responsibility, professional competence and the ability to assess risks – characterise the mechanical engineer.
Specialising in “Innovation and Product Design” or “Intelligent Mechanics and Systems” prepares you to engage in a constantly changing world.
We value variety in teaching and study methods. Therefore we aim to combine class tutorials, class discussions, group work, course work assignments, lab exercises, workshop practice and project based learning.
Your internship teaches you things you can’t learn in a classroom.
Doing an internship is a great way to get first-hand work experience and gain access to the best graduate jobs.
Since this is a professional bachelor’s degree programme, you are required to do an internship in the 5th semester. This will allow you to apply theory to real-world business tasks and also to practice a number of valuable skills.
You will benefit from working in a real-life environment and gain professional experience relevant to your future career as a mechanical engineer.
The internship will also make you more employable, since work-readiness is a top priority to em-ployers when they look for graduates to fill vacancies.
The internship has a dual purpose. You will begin to understand what’s in your professional future while you are still preparing for it, and you will gain useful contacts with employers within your field of study.
Where will the internship take place?
That is up to you. You can do the internship in a company of your choice in Denmark or abroad.
The minimum period for a internship is 20 weeks of full-time work.
A study abroad experience provides global insight and perspective.
To enrich the study experience and nurture cultural diversity on campus, we encourage our students to study abroad and welcome foreign students from partner institutions.
VIA University College has an agreement with approximately 200 institutions in 33 countries in Europe as well as overseas.
This means that you have the opportunity to choose to study for a semester at one of our partner institutions in another country.
You may also choose to do your internship in an international company in another part of the world. Both possibilities give you the opportunity to experience the way of life in another culture.
Today’s business world is a global marketplace, and so having a study abroad experience can be positive for your CV.
As a graduate, you can look forward to excellent employment prospects worldwide.
There is great demand for mechanical engineers all over the world. In Denmark, businesses predict a great shortage of people with these skills and competences in the foreseeable future. This means that, as a student, you will have great opportunity to find the perfect job for you.
As a mechanical engineer you have a wide range of career choices in companies all over the world, such as:
- Design Engineer,
- Development Engineer,
- Consultant in Energy,
- Project Manager,
- Product Manager,
- Sales Manager etc.
The hallmark of the education is the international focus and the inter-disciplinary capabilities that will make you attractive to a wide range of companies.
Career counselling and events
Career Service Centre at VIA offers a range of services to students. You can make an appointment at Carrer Service Centre for advice on writing a good CV and Cover Letter, updating your LinkedIn profile and searching for jobs and internships.
The career centre also organises events where you can meet company representatives face-to-face in order to find a job, internship, project work or a full-time job related to your field of study.
When you graduate as a Mechanical Engineer, you will have the opportunity to continue with a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering in Denmark or other countries.
Our double-degree programme also offers the possibility of obtaining two degrees in almost the same amount of time it would take to do a single degree.