24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The MSc programme in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) combines the study of chemical and biochemical industrial technology and is targeted at students interested in the commercial and sustainable chemical or biochemical conversion of raw materials into products, as well as research into and development of methods, equipment, and processes.

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Chemical and biochemical engineering are at the core of the conversion of any kind of raw materials into substances and products required by modern society.

Chemical engineers and biochemical engineers head the research into and development of methods for large-scale production of drugs, inexpensive production of basic chemicals and fuels, and the economic production of advanced materials used in a wide range of areas – including communication, IT, health, and transport. 

Research into and development of methods for preventing and remedying environmental problems in relation to chemicals in the production, as well as research into and development of methods for sustainable chemical and biochemical energy conversion are also key fields of activity.

Study programme focus

On the programme in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) , you will learn to solve technological problems using chemistry, mathematics, physics, and thermodynamics. You can choose to concentrate on the study of chemical engineering or bioprocess technology while gaining strong competencies in related or entirely different areas by choosing from among the range of electives. 

You will write your MSc thesis at one of DTU's research centres–probably at DTU Chemical Engineering. The MSc thesis is often written in collaboration with a large Danish company, preparing you for future research and development work at universities or in industry.

Career opportunities

After graduation, you will have the qualifications to engage in research and development work within both academia and industry. Graduates typically find employment with:

  • companies involved in chemical, biotechnological, or pharmaceutical development and production
  • consulting, engineering, and manufacturing companies engaged in technical chemical and biochemical activities
  • companies in the oil and gas sector
  • environmental companies
  • the health sector
  • the public sector

You can improve your career opportunities and aim for specific jobs or sectors by exploiting the wide range of options offered by the programme. Targeting your choice of electives allows qualification for jobs requiring expertise in an additional area, such as finance, management, and organization.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Chemical Engineering Model Analysis
  • Transport Processes
  • Chemical and Biochemical Product Design
  • Process Design: Principles and Methods
  • Innovation in Engineering
  • Biobusiness and Process Innovation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A strong, working knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences is a prerequisite. A year's full time study at DTU amounts to 60 ECTS points. The MSc Eng programme builds on a bachelor curriculum with the following content of mathematics and natural sciences:

  • Mathematics    20-25 ECTS points
  •      Organic and inorganic chemistry    20-25 ECTS points
  •      Thermodynamics and physical chemistry    10-15 ECTS points
  •      Physics    10-15 ECTS points
  •      Total, mathematics and natural sciences    60-80 ECTS points

Applicants interested in the study line Fermentation Based Manufacturing (FBM) should as additional prerequisites have sufficient bio-related content in their curriculum corresponding to DTU courses in Life Science, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, and Fermentation Technology (20 ECTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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