The Higher Technical Examination Programme (HTX)

The emphasis in the HTX programme is on subjects within the technics and natural sciences. A special feature of the programme is that students test the theoretical side of the curriculum in workshops and laboratories.

The structure of the programme

Basic programme ½ year

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

Specialized study line 2½ years

  • Compolsory subjects
  • Three subjects constituting the specialized study programme
  • Multi-subjects coursework
  • Electives
  • Specialized study project

Study lines at Aalborg Tekniske Gymnasium

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 line 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 line 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 lines 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 lines 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
Specialized study subjects: Mathematics A, Chemistry A, Biology B
Electives: Philosophy and technology C, Statistics C

Example 2
Specialized study subjects: Physics A, Mathematics A, Information technology B
Electives: English A

Example 3
Specialized study subjects: Communication/IT A, English A, Psychology C
Electives: Innovation C, History of ideas B

Example 4
Specialized study subjects: Technology A, Information technology B, Innovation C
Electives: Business economics C, 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.

Click here to read official information on the HTX programme provided by the Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Equality. 

For more information about Aalborg Tekniske Gymnasium in English, please contact Gitte Rye Larsen, cell +45 2526 6892, e-mail gila@aatg.dk. 

 
Gitte Rye Larsen
+45 2526 6892