Engineering - Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    13900 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
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As an engineering student you work in groups, collaborate with companies on projects, and you will be in high demand on the labour market. This MSc Engineering - Chemistry study programme from University of Southern Denmark is relevant for you if you already have a bachelor degree in Chemistry and Biotechnology and want to enhance your skills.


This Engineering - Chemistry study programme is relevant for you if you already have a bachelor degree in Chemistry and Biotechnology and want to enhance your skills.

With a master of science in engineering degree in Chemistry you can work in the production of phytopharmacology, food products, medicines or clean energy. You will also be qualified for consultancy work and project management in chemical, environmental and biotechnological industries.

As a master student you can specialise in one of three areas: Biotechnology and Bio-refining, Functional Materials and Chemical Process Engineering.

Versatile career paths

With a master of science in engineering degree in Chemistry you will have a range of job opportunities – in Denmark and abroad. The degree qualifies you for work in production, development and environmental control in, for example, the medical and food industry.

It is also possible to continue on a three-year research programme which will lead to a PhD degree.

Another option is to study an industrial research programme which is carried out in close cooperation with a company where you are employed.

University of Southern Denmark graduates who have completed this master programme are entitled to use the title of Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Chemistry).
Career opportunities

Chemical Engineers will typically be employed in the chemical industry, the food industry or the pharmaceutical industry, in environmental governance, or at laboratories. Here you will be responsible for research, development, production, analyses, and environmental and quality assurance.

With a master of science in engineering degree in Chemistry you will be qualified for jobs as, for example:

  • Project manager
  • Development engineer
  • Manager of development department
  • Researcher
  • Analyst
  • Head of laboratory
  • Teacher
  • Consultant
  • Head of quality

You could, for example, work in:

  • The chemical industry
  • The food industry
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Environmental governance
  • Power plants
  • Laboratories.

Your tasks could be to:

  • Design and implement new process engineering plants e.g. for biochemical or food production
  • Develop and optimise current plants e.g. for pharmaceutical industry
  • Develop and optimise methods of analysis and biological techniques
  • Work as a consultant for private and public companies within chemical engineering related to environmental and work environment issues
  • Develop products and processes where chemical issues are significant
  • Build and operate reactors
  • Design industrial processing of primary biological production e.g. for food or bio fuels.

With this programme you are qualified for a job in Denmark or abroad and for studies at PhD level.

Programme Structure

In the first semester of the master programme you can choose one of the below academic profiles:
  • Biotechnology and Bio-refining
  • Functional Materials
  • Chemical Process Engineering
  • Eco-efficient Engineering

Each academic profile covers several research areas such as membrane technology, electrochemistry, energy optimisation, atmospheric chemistry and biotechnology.

Master thesis, ninth and tenth semester

In the ninth and tenth semester you will complete a master thesis in your academic profile. The master thesis can be carried out in cooperation with a company and it is possible to spend part of or the entire project time at the company, at a research institution or at the university.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


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    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

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Academic Requirements

A bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Microbiology with solid knowledge and understanding of chemical reaction engineering.

Applicants with a similar bachelor’s degree if their academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degrees mentioned above.

The selection criteria are:
  • Subject content and level in your qualifying exam
  • Grade Point Avarage of your qualifying exam
  • Grades within the subjects:Chemistry technique, Reactor design, proces- or product design, general and analytical chemistry, non-organic or organic chemistry, bio technology (technical microbiology), physical chemistry, mathematical and physical models, statistics.
  • Motivation for and ability to complete the study programme.

There is restricted admission to this programme. If your application is to be considered, it is important that your application and relevant supporting documents are received before the application deadline

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Only students with a non-EU/EEA-citizenship or non-Swiss-citizenship have to pay tuition fees
  • Tuition fee for international students: DKK 103,600

Living costs for Odense

5,400 - 7,800 DKK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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