Diploma in Technology

The diploma programmes in Technology are practically oriented and rooted in traditional trades. Each diploma program is 90 ECTS credits and is operated solely as distance learning. Twice during each term, students attend working sessions over a weekend where they perform lab exercises and projects.

Overview

A man stands in a machine roomCredits

90 ECTS.

Language

Language of instruction is Icelandic.

Length of study

Three years, with work.

Facilities

Students outside the Reykjavik area can get access to local education centers, but students in the Reykjavik area are offered study facilities for group work on the university premises.

Certification

To be certified as a Technician, students must have a Journeyman's Certificate in the field, which will then grant them a Master Craftsmanship Diploma.

Continuing studies: Operating technicians

Students graduating with a Diploma in Technology can go on to complete a 30 ECTS Diploma in Technology - Business Administration. The supplementary diploma is for students who have completed the 90 ECTS Technology Diploma and focuses on operations and production management. Applicants must have completed a diploma in Construction, Electrical or Mechanical Technology.

Graduates of the programme receive the professional title of Operating Technician (Icelandic: rekstrariðfræðingur). It spans two semesters and is operated solely as distance learning. The programme may commence both in the fall and spring semester.

Tracks in Technology - diploma programmes

Construction Technology

The main subjects of study are building construction, computer aided design, strength of materials, structural design, materials science, management and administration.

Careers: Construction Technicians work in architecture and engineering firms, as inspectors or supervisors in the building industry and as managers on construction sites. The main subjects of study are building construction, computer aided design, strength of materials, structural design, materials science, management and administration.

During the course of the Construction Technology program the students add very considerably to their knowledge and competence. In the last semester they complete a final project wherein they demonstrate practical knowledge and professional competence when dealing with technical solutions relating to design, planning and development.

Students graduating with a Diploma in Construction Technology can go on to complete a BSc in Constructing Architecture with an additional 120 ECTS. Graduates can be also be granted a Master Tradesman´s Diploma.

Electrical Technology

The main subjects are in electricity, computer science and operations, combined with a practical final project.

Careers: In industry, electrical technicians work on a variety of tasks such as supervision, production management, operation and administration of enterprises in the field of electrical engineering, and electrical installation design. In addition they design controls for factory equipment, power stations and ships.

To be certified as an Electrical Technician, students must have a Journeyman's Certificate in the field, which will then grant them a Master Craftsmanship Diploma.

Mechanical Technology

The main subjects of study are mechanical studies, statics and mechanics of materials, machine element design, computer-aided drawing, operations, thermodynamics, and a practical final project.

Careers: Mechanical technologist work with diverse projects at engineering firms, such as management, production, operations, and business management in the field of machinery. Furthermore, they carry out supervision with construction, machinery, factory equipment, power plants, and ships. 

To be certified as an Mechanical Technician, students must have a Journeyman's Certificate in the field, which will then grant them a Master Craftsmanship Diploma.

Structure

Construction Technology

AI BUÞ 1003 Statics and Mechanics
BI TEI 1003 Computer Aided Drawing and Sketching
AI REH 1003 Financial Accounting
BI BUÞ 2013 Strength of Materials and Structural Design
BI BFR 1013 Building Construction and Computer Aided Design
AI STJ 1003 Management, Didactics and Safety
BI BEÐ 1013 Building Physics and Building Technology
BI EFN 1003 Materials Science of Concrete
BI EFN 2003 Material Science of Timber and Metals
BI JTÆ 1003 Geotechnical Engineering and Surveying
AI FRK 1003 Construction and Project Management
BI LAG 1003 Installation Systems
AI VIÐ 1003 Business Law
BI LOK 1006 Final Project

Electrical Technology

RI TEI 1003 Computer Aided Drawing
RI RAF 1003 Electric Circuits
AI REH 1003 Financial Accounting
RI REI 1003 Electronics
RI RFR 1003 Electrical Machines and Power Networks
AI STJ 1003 Management, didactics and Safety
RI STA 1003 Digital Technology
RI PLC 1003 Programmable Controllers
RI LÝR 1003 Lighting and Regulations
RI PLC 2003 PLC Control and Process Instrumentation II
RI RLH 1003 El-design
RI REK 1003 Feedback Control Systems
RI LOK 1006 Final Project

Mechanical Technology

AI BUÞ1003 Statics and Mechanics of Materials
AI TEI1001 Computer Aided Drawing
VI HON1001 Computer Aided Design
AI REH1003 Financial Accounting
VI VHF1003 Mechanical Engineering Design
VI TEI2013 Computer Aided Design II
AI STJ 1003 Managment, Didactics and Safety
RI STA1003  Digital Technology
VI EFN1003  Materials and Manufacturing Processes
VI HUN1003 Design
VI VAR1003 Thermodynamics and Fluid Flow
AI LOG1003 Law
VI LOK1006 Final Project

Admission

Prospective students must have completed a Journeyman's Examination in that particular field. Additional requirements are 20 FEIN credits in languages (Icelandic, English, and Danish) and 20 FEIN credits in science (math, physics, and chemistry). Applicants with a Matriculation examination from an Icelandic secondary school fulfill these language and science requirements.

To fulfill these academic requirements, students can attend preparatory courses at Reykjavik University's Preliminary Studies, which are specifically designed for Technology students and are taken as distance learning alongside the Technology program.

Contact us

We welcome your enquiries via e-mail or phone.

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Ása Guðný Ásgeirsdóttir

Programme Administrator

Hjordis-Lara-Hreinsdottir_1521730458028

Hjördís Lára Hreinsdóttir

Programme Administrator

 

 


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