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The htx programme focuses on subjects related to the fields of technical sciences, natural sciences and informatics combined with foreign languages and other general subjects. Htx-students test the theoretical aspects of the curriculum in workshops and laboratories.

The structure of the programme

 Foundation course - 3 months

  • Danish, English, Mathematics , Social Sciences and subjects from the specialized study programme
  • Basic course in product development
  • Basic course in natural sciences
  • Electives

Specialized study programme - 2 years 9 months

  • Compulsory subjects and levels
  • Two subjects constituting the specialized study programme 
  • Multi-subjects courses
  • Individual project
  • Electives

Facts about the htx programme

Compulsory subjects and levels* in the specialized study programme

  • Danish A
  • Technical Sciences A 
  • English B
  • Physics B
  • Chemistry B
  • Mathematics B
  • Technology B
  • History of Ideas B
  • Biology C
  • Communication/IT or Informatics C
  • Social Sciences C

* A= upper level, B= medium level, C= basic level.

Choice of a specialization

Following the completion of the foundation course, each student chooses a specialized study programme.

Each consists of a set of two subjects and one or more electives. 

Each school must provide a selection of 18 standardized programmes which students can choose from. 

Example 1:
Specialization in applied
natural sciences
Example 2:
Specialization in
Example 3:
Specialization in
communication and IT
Mathematics A Technology A Communication/IT A
Chemistry A Design B French language B

The Individual project (SOP)

The final individual project (3.year) is based on preceding interdisciplinary cooperation between several subjects across the htx profile, covering a total of six or seven research areas related to humanities, social and technical science. The students gain experience with the subjects’ methodology, theory of science and academic disciplines to prepare them for the final stage of their education.

Project requirements, course design and assessment

The project must be based on two subjects, out of which one is A-level (= upper level) and the other related to one of the study programme’s profile subjects.

20 class hours are allocated to this process as well as 30 hours of self-study, covering a period of ten days. This includes supervision and study related activities with relevant teachers.

Final assessment
  • 30 minutes oral examination
  • The student receives one grade based on an overall assessment of the following criteria:
    - Individual report
    - 10 minutes individual presentation of key issues in emphasized in the report
    - Discussion between student, examiner and censor

Number of weekly periods

Each student completes a minimum of 2770 hours of classes. In addition, the programme includes homework, written assignments, research, etc., as well as examinations.

Typical teaching methods

Various methods of teaching are employed, e.g. classroom instruction, project work, individual and group based written work, etc. Case-based teaching, experimental and workshop-based activity also plays a significant role in the htx program. Up to 20% of the teaching time can be spent on virtually organized teaching.

Type of school

Htx is typically offered by technical colleges, which as well offer vocational education and training. Some schools also offer the hhx program, and a few schools offer all four upper secondary programmes (hf, stx, hhx og htx).

Last modified 4. oktober 2022