AP Degree Automotive Management

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 programme is taught in English.


Examples of compulsory elements;

  • Finance and law
  • HR management
  • Communication and service
  • Quality and technical documentation
  • Technological consultancy and dissemination
  • Innovation, technology and understanding design
  • Engine and engine management
  • Gearboxes and transmission
  • Comfort, performance and telecommunications equipment
  • Safety and SRS systems
  • IT, analysis and diagnostic techniques
  • Bodywork and construction

Examples of optional elements (during 2nd and 3rd semesters);

  • Mechanical optimization
  • Electronic optimization
  • Hybrid cars
  • Data logging and analysis
  • Styring systems
  • Optimization of bodywork
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Econocmics
  • Operational management

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.


The fun bit...

"Fredagsbar" is the Danish term for Friday afternoon party time, organised by students for students.

DSR (The Student Council) organises also parties, events and have influence on the student life at Dania Viborg. The council members are all students and they are the "voice" of the students.

Parties are normally held around Christmas time and before the summer break, when we need to enjoy ourselves after a hard-working semester. Moreover Dania organises a student trip at the beginning of your first semester.

What we expect of you..

The first real examinations are at the end of the 2nd semester, but we do construct some trial exams so the students know what to expect later on. There are also exams at the end of 3rd and 4th semesters.


During your AP Degree you must complete four projects, and the 4th project is your final one. This is often based on a case from your internship company and this project you must defend at an oral examination. Hereafter you can title yourself Automotive Technologist AP.


At the Automotive Management degree we mainly use electronic versions of technical books as well as hand-outs etc.


Every AP degree has its own curriculum, that explains in details the study programme, compulsory and optional subjects, examinations etc. If you wish to know more about the Automotive Management programme please click here!

Find more facts here

If you wish to know more about studying and living in Viborg, please find our student handbook here



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)



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

Read about the specialisations here


Internship - Denmark or abroad?

Dania has a good and solid cooperation with businesses both locally and globally.

This means that all our students have the opportunity to complete a valuable internship either in Denmark or abroad. Our goal is that you develop as a student and are able to work and contribute actively to a business.

We recommend that you find your own placement but we will help and support you both before, during and afterwards.


Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences offers ERASMUS exchange programmes, which enables you to study abroad including financial support for a semester. We have f.ex. partner universities in the UK, France, Hungary and Poland.

Admission requirements

You must have passed your first year of study before you can apply to the ERASMUS scheme. When you know which partner university you wish to study at, you contact your head of study to make sure that the chosen courses are approved by the Academy. Because your degree is short it is essential that there is a close match between your degree and the subjects you wish to study abroad.

Dania then will nominate you as an ERASMUS student and will ask your lecturers if they think you can benefit from this semester abroad, your general study activity and consider if you will be a good ambassador for Dania. You must also pass your first year with a minimum grade 7 (the Danish Grading scale) in order to qualify.

Our ERASMUS coordinators are always available to help you if this has your interest.

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of the Automotive Technology programme and the IT Technology programme in Viborg
Head of International Mobility, International Relations

As a key part of the educational programme, you will complete a three month internship during the 4th semester. It can take place in Denmark or abroad. An internship will give you valuable practical insight and teach you to apply other working methods in solving specific work tasks.

Furthermore you will gain a relevant insight into a company´requirements and expectations. This internship may also be the basis for your final project.

If you wish to know more about the opportunity to go abroad please clik here!



How to apply

For further information on needed qualifications and how to apply please follow this link: 

Application FAQ

You must apply for the Automotive Management AP programme via www.optagelse.dk

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.

Check this link to see if you are eligible for entry into Danish higher education.

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
  • PTE: min. 50

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). 

SKYPE Interview

When you have successfully applied for the international AP degree programme,  you will receive an invitation for a Skype interview with one of our staff members. 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 

Important Information  
Name of institution                                                       Dania Academy
Name of programme Automotive Management (formerly known as Automotive Technology)
Admission area no. 70515
Application deadline 15 March 12:00 at noon
Final letter of admission July
Semester start mid to late August

With a technical AP Degree you have the option to continue your studies at unversity level.

Fx with a top-up programme in Product development and Intergrative Technology (1,5 years duration), which provides students with competencies within product and/or development of service.

If you wish to know more about our top-up programmes, you can contact our International coordinator

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of the Automotive Technology programme and the IT Technology programme in Viborg

Soon to be found on this page some exciting descriptions from some of our former Automotive Technology students and which jobs they have today.


The Automotive technology degree qualifies you to jobs such as:

  • Diagnosis Technician
  • Floor manager
  • Consultant
  • Garage Manager


As a foreign incoming student the Viborg municipality guarantees accommodation.

Once you are admitted at the study programme you need to let us know if we shall be helping you finding accommodation. We can offer you a room (single or double) at the dorms just opposite Campus, or a room in a shared flat in Viborg town.

State Education Grant

For more information about the State Education Grant, please visit http://www.su.dk/English/Sider/default.aspx

International Office in Viborg
Please contact: internationalviborg@eadania.dk
For further information please contact:
Secretary of Studies
Secretary of Studies Viborg



This education is located in Viborg and International Programmes 

"With this education I have the knowledge to talk both technical and serviceminded with customers"

Peder Holmriis