The structure of the programme

Specialized study programme 2½ years

Compulsory subjects
Three subjects constituting the specialized study programme
Multi-subjects coursework
Specialized study project

Basic programme ½ year

Compulsory subjects and levels: Danish, English and Mathematics
Multi-subject coursework including workshop teaching

Facts about the htx programme

Compulsory subjects and levels: Danish A, technical science A, English B, physics B, chemistry B, mathematics B, technology B, biology C, communication/IT C, social science C and history of technology C.

Parts of the teaching are conducted as multi-subject courses within the framework of the study programme.

Technical science A is selected from among the following options: construction and energy, design and production or process, food and health.

As well as compulsory subjects, the students also choose their specialized study programme and electives, and, in addition, in the third year each student writes a specialized study project within two or three subjects of their choice.

Specialized  study subjects: Each student chooses a specialized study programme consisting of a package with three subjects. The typical htx student selects packages consisting of three A-level subjects or two A-levels together with a third subject at B or C-level. However, specialized study programmes can also be offered consisting of one A-level subject together with a B-level subject and a third subject at B or C level. The packages are drawn up and offered by the individual school, and the number of different programmes as the specific content vary from school to school.

Electives: Each student selects a number of elective subjects. The number varies according to the study field subjects taken by the student.

Example of choice of specialized study subjects and electives: 


Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4
Specialized study subjects: Specialized study subjects: Specialized study subjects: Specialized study subjects:
Mathematics A Physics A Communication/IT A Technology A
Chemistry A Mathematics A English A Information technology B
Biology B Information technology B Psychology C Innovation C
Electives: Electives: Electives: Electives:
Philosophy and technology C English A Innovation C Business economics C
Statistics C
History of ideas B Psychology C

Number of weekly periods: Each student completes a minimum of 2630 hours of 60 minutes each. There is, in addition, homework with written assignments, preparation of texts, research etc. as well as time spent on examinations.

Typical work methods: A variety of working methods are used, for example classroom instruction, cases, experimental and workshop-based activity, individual and group based written work etc. Project work, which entails the interaction between theory and practice, also plays a particularly important role in the htx programme. Up to 25% of the teaching time can be spent on virtually organised teaching, where students and teacher are not necessarily in the same room.

Type of school: Htx is typically offered by technical colleges, which as well as htx also offer short-cycle higher education, vocational education and training etc. However, there are also some mixed school types which also offer hhx, for example. There are, furthermore, a few schools offering stx or hf in addition.

Last modified 23. marts 2018