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Sustainable production of biofuels, biochemicals, pharmaceuticals, clothes, food and other consumables is a necessary alternative to current production methods and requires massive education of engineers within biotechnology.
Biotechnology engineers work in all phases of society’s development towards bio based economy. Biochemical and molecular biological tasks include mining of genes, organisms, or natural compounds from natural resources as well as design and construction of recombinant cell-factories. Fermentation tasks include design, optimization, and running of small to large-scale fermentation processes.
Other tasks include purification and quality control of proteins and biochemical - and most importantly, the invention of new methods to use biotechnology for the benefit of society. All of these tasks require specialized biotechnology engineers that are educated in a combination of scientific research and industrial application.
Biotech industry is an expanding billion-dollar industry offering a promising future for Biotechnology engineers whether employed in a large biotech company or starting up small companies as bio-entrepreneurs.
Study programme focus
Through the Biotechnology programme from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) , you will learn to apply this knowledge on biotechnological problems, ranging from basic research issues to the development of new cell factories and the study of their performance in bioreactors. You will acquire the relevant competencies for collecting and analysing wide-ranging types of data using statistics, bioinformatics, and mathematical models.
To direct the studies towards the different tasks of the biotechnology engineer, four study lines are offered:
- BioSystems Engineering
- Cell factory Engineering
- Protein Engineering
- Fermentation Based BioManufacturing
Bioengineers have many career opportunities in Denmark, which hosts some of the world’s leading biotech companies. In the rest of the world, biotechnology engineers are highly attractive in the global bio based industry which is experiencing rapid growth. DTU’s study programme in biotechnology is primarily a supplier of graduates and PhDs for, among others:
- Biotech industry, e.g. Novozymes A/S and Novo Nordisk A/S
- Pharmaceutical industry, e.g. LEO Pharma A/S and Lundbeck A/S
- Food industry, e.g. Chr. Hansen A/S and Arla
- Research community at universities in Denmark and abroad
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- Entrepreneurship in Food and Bio Engineering
- Beer brewing and safe food production
- Chemical and Biochemical Product Design
- Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and quality in pharma, biotech and food industry
- Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
- Technology, economics, management and organisation (TEMO)
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesBiotechnology Biochemistry View 10 other Masters in Biotechnology in Denmark
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To be admitted to a Master's degree program at DTU you must be either:
- bachelor's degree in technical science or
- diploma engineer or
- bachelor in science.
The bachelor degree must be less than 10 years old.
The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants have to complete supplementary educational activities.
Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified in the form of a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.
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International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.