Engineering College of Copenhagen (IHK)

Engineering College of Copenhagen (IHK)

Engineering College of Copenhagen offers ten bachelor of engineering degree programs Admission Course and training. At the Engineering College of Copenhagen you can train yourself to engineer in exports, machinery, electronics, medical technology, production, process and innovation, sustainable energy, construction, power and IT.

IHKs history

Engineering College of Copenhagen is more than 125 years oldest Ingeniørhøjskole.

1881 - the first diplomas

It all started in 1881 when the first diplomas Maskinbygningseksaminand were issued from what was then called Dagskolen for Building Craftsmen and Machine builders. Dagskolen for Building Craftsmen and Machine builders was established by the Technical Company. Industrialisation meant namely that there was a growing need to train skilled craftsmen. The school was housed in a teaching building on the old ramparts, today Nørrevold by Ørstedsparken.

1907 - Two new courses see the light

Technological development community, and in particular developments in electrical engineering and engineering design, created a great need for new programs. This led in 1907 to the two new two-year programs for machine designers and Electrical Constructor. The training took place in The Technical Society's new building in Princess Charlotte Street in Nørrebro. Later the company expanded once again and teaching spread to premises at Drejersvej in Nørrebro, Trekronergade in Valby and in Gullfossgade on Amager.

1922 - from two to three years

The engineering and electro-technical education was in 1922 extended so that it then took three years to complete the program.

1931 - school changes name

50th anniversary in 1931 was used to let the school be renamed Copenhagen Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. That same year Husbygningsteknikum established as a one-year extension of the two-year master builder school.

1961 - From the Trade Ministry to the Ministry of Education

During 1961, all technical training moved from the Ministry of Commerce Ministry of Education. Subsequently, in 1962 created Teknika as private institutions in Denmark. Engineering College was established in April 1963 as an independent school with its own board. The Board chose a president for three years at a time, and a teacher Assembly could recommend to the board, who would dispute this office.

1966 - Access Course

In 1966 created the School of Engineering a 1-year access course for the engineering. Access course, a mandatory training component, which preceded the actual engineering study. Admission Course equivalent to matriculation and to this day take a one-year access course to be recorded in the engineering, if you do not have a high school diploma.

1977 - Growing Pains

Engineering Engineering education was implemented in 1977 as an authorized training workshop school and internship in a Danish company. That same year expanded Engineering College, so education was collected respectively Princess Charlotte Street, Trekronergade and nylejede premises in Hørkær in Herlev. Since April 1995, all Engineering College educations been gathered in a nice building of 42,000 square meters on Lautrupvang in Ballerup.

Today, the Engineering College of Copenhagen, University College, with its 2,300 students and about 250 employees, the largest engineering college.

Get the full story in the anniversary book, published to mark the school's 125th anniversary in October 2006 »


Lautrupvang 15
2750 Ballerup

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Telefon: 4480 5088



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Engineering College of Copenhagen (IHK)
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Engineering College of Copenhagen (IHK)
Engineering College of Copenhagen (IHK)