M.Sc. On Campus

Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

Aarhus University

24 months
14800 EUR/year
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Developing and optimising chemical and biotechnological processes plays a key role in modern society with the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. It is predicted that the industry of the future will be characterised by production that is environmentally correct and energy-efficient.


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 PhD 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 PhD.

Job opportunities 

As a graduate engineer in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University, 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.

The Aarhus University educates graduate engineers for the regional, national and international job markets. Graduates work in a wide range of fields and institutions.

The degree programme is monitored by a group consisting of members from chemical companies such as Aarhus Karlshamn, Cheminova, Dupont and Arla, all of which are interested in employing newly qualified graduate engineers in chemistry and biotechnology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sensors and Process Control 
  • Transport Phenomena 
  • Applied Innovation in Engineering
  • Modern Chemical Process Technologies 
  • Lipid Biotechnology 
  • Protein and Carbohydrate Biotechnology 
  • Applied Innovation in Engineering 
  • Microbial Biotechnology 
  • Industrial Bioseparation Technology

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

  • 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 on a Bachelor level in extent and content equal to at least 20 ECTS in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability Theory and Statistics, equally distributed, can be documented.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology from a Danish university.
  • A Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology from a Danish University or University School of Engineering if either 1) 15 ECTS in Chemistry, 30 ECTS in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology or similar and 15 ECTS in technology-related courses can be documented, or 2) 40 ECTS in Chemistry as well as 20 ECTS in technology-related courses can be documented. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14800 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 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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