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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Aarhus University | Aarhus, 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. As an Aarhus University graduate in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, you will be developing the processes of the future – processes that will ensure that chemical, biotechnological and environmental knowledge finds sustainable applications to benefit society as a whole.

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Personal and technological development

The theme 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, 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. If your background is in chemistry or biotechnology, you can specialise in environmental technology, where you will have the possibility to work with areas such as odour monitoring in farming and biogas production.

In addition to a high academic and engineering level in chemistry or biotechnology, the MSc Eng provides insight and competencies in the following subjects: advanced unit operations, modelling of chemical and biological processes, environmental issues, sensor technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

During the first year of the degree programme, learning is mainly based on lectures and theoretical exercises. The second year mainly involves project work, whereby students work closely with companies. A student hungry for more has the possibility of continuing as a Ph.D. student. Here 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 Ph.D.

Putting research into practice

Teaching at Aarhus University is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the lecturers are active researchers. As an engineering student, you have excellent opportunities for working with researchers in the laboratory, or you can complete a project in collaboration with a private company.

Career profile

The MSc Eng in Chemistry and Biotechnology is closely linked to the active research and development environment that exists in the Aarhus region. Through close interaction with companies during the MSc Eng programme, the students become better prepared to meet future challenges in large companies such as Merck, Dupont and Bayer, to mention only a few. Students are strongly encouraged to spend time abroad, either as exchange students at a university abroad or during the master project.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline For August/September: 15 January, 15 March and 1 April; For January/February: 15 September, 1 November and 4 - 15 January.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 13500 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.

    )
Start date , September 2016, January 2017, February 2017
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 (60 ECTS per year)

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 (20 ECTS)
  • Project of Chemical Technology (10 ECTS)
  • Master Project
  • Master Project

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

Biotechnology, study start summer (60 ECTS per year)

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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