M.Sc. Biotechnology and Chemistry Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR13500 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
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| Århus, Denmark
Developing and optimising chemical and biotechnological processes plays a key role in modern society. It is predicted that the industry of the future will be characterised by production that is environmentally correct and energy-efficient.In the first year of the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering programme from Aarhus University , learning is mainly based on lectures and theoretical exercises.

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The second year mainly consists of project work, which involves students working closely with external companies. Students who are hungry for more have the possibility of continuing with a PhD. On this path, the student adds three extra years to their studies, working more independently on solving concrete problems. This can also take the form of an industrial PhD in collaboration with a company.

Choosing your Specialisation
The focus of the Biotechnology and Chemistry Engineering degree programme from Aarhus University is the development and optimisation of processes in the chemical and biotechnological industries and in the environmental sector. If you have an engineering background in chemistry and choose to pursue this specialisation at MSc level, you will be able to work with areas as diverse as food, polymer chemistry, and membrane and separation technology. If on the other hand your background is in biotechnology, you can pursue this specialisation to gain opportunities to work in areas such as developing enzymes and proteins for use in ‘green’ production, lipid technology, and medical biotechnology. Whether your background is in chemistry or biotechnology, you will also be able to specialise in environmental technology, leading to opportunities to work in areas such as odour-monitoring in farming and biogas production.
Putting Research into Practice
Teaching at Aarhus University is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as all the lecturers are active researchers. As an engineering student, you have excellent opportunities to work with researchers in the laboratory, or you can complete a project in collaboration with a private company.
Student Life
The Aarhus University School of Engineering has a range of social spaces where you can meet other students outside class, and this is an excellent basis for social activities. There is also an engineering club for staff and students for networking with like-minded people. As in all departments, there is a popular Friday bar, and the Tågekammeret association organises celebrations and social events for all science and technology students.
Careers
As a graduate engineer in Chemistry and Biotechnology, you will be developing the processes of the future – processes that will ensure that chemical, biotechnological and environmental knowledge finds sustainable applications that can benefit society as a whole.The MSc programme is also monitored by representatives of chemical companies such as DuPont, Arla, Aarhus Karlshamn and Cheminova, all of which are interested in employing newly qualified graduate engineers in chemistry and biotechnology.“I work in a department where we develop and test enzymes for animal feed. DuPont sells enormous amounts of enzymes for animal feed all over the world. Our customers could be producers of feed for herds of pigs or flocks of chickens who add maize, soy or grain to their compound feeds. Customers are interested in having the products tested, partly because they want to save on feed costs, but also because they want to ensure animal welfare. If you add a little more soy, for example, you can save on expensive raw materials and – if the animals are not adversely affected – it will be an advantage for everyone.”Solvej Knudsen MSc in Chemistry and Biotechnology Senior Research Associate, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR13500 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Process Technology

Chemistry and Technology, study start summer

1. year

  • A, B or C
  • A, B or C
  • Fundamental production planning
  • Elective Subject
  • Advanced Chemical Unit Operations
  • Elective Subject
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Elective Subject
  • Elective Subject
  • CFD in physicochemical hydrodynamics

2. year

  • Project of Chemical Technology
  • Project of Chemical Technology
  • Master Project
  • Master Project

A: Organic and Inorganic Analytical Chemistry
B: Inorganic Materials Chemistry
C: Advanced Organic Chemistry

Biotechnology, study start summer

1. year

  • Lipid Biotechnology
  • Protein Biotechnology
  • Carbohydrate Biotechnology
  • Elective Subject
  • Elective Subject
  • Fundamental Production Planning
  • Elective Subject
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • CFD in physicochemical hydrodynamics

2. year

  • Project of lipid/protein/carbohydrate biotechnology
  • Biotechnology project
  • Master Project

Requirements

The following Bachelor’s degrees qualify students for admission to the Master of Science in Engineering degree programme in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering if mathematical competences equal to the courses Applied Mathematics 1 (5 ECTS) and Applied Mathematics 2 (5 ECTS) can be documented:

  • The Biotechnology specialisation targets students who have completed a graduate engineer or Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology.
  • The Chemistry specialisation targets students who have completed a graduate engineer or Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Chemistry.
  • The Environmental Technology specialisation targets students who have completed a graduate engineer or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Technology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Technology.
  • Other qualifications can provide admission to the graduate engineer degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.

In connection with possible admission, further requirements can be stipulated regarding the composition of the degree programme.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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