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Chemical Engineering, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #194 (WUR) ,
The Master in Chemical Engineering at Aalborg University offers an understanding of the current practices for a better use of resources and protection of the environment. The Master’s degree covers topics like fluid mechanics, properties of polymers, or bioenergy. Students can engage in research projects in areas like renewable energy production, oil and gas recovery, computational chemistry.


The Chemical Engineering programme at Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark, allows you to combine your creative and technical skills in a programme with focus on research and development as well as planning and implementation of operation and maintenance tasks within chemical and chemically related production.

In addition to becoming a highly skilled technical expert, you learn to consider the importance of economic and environmental aspects and learn to work and navigate in an international environment. The globalised world we live in demands well developed cooperation skills that you will require through the exciting joint student projects performed in close cooperation with the industry.

The global society is in increasing need of chemical engineers that understand complicated chemical and biochemical processes and are capable of innovative thinking concerning development of novel techniques and products for a better utilisation of our resources and protection of the environment.

In addition to considerable increments in your theoretical and experimental levels you will get fundamental knowledge concerning the chemical industry, how it is organised and central processes and unit operations. You learn to develop mathematical models of the processes you are investigating and to apply different types of software for simulation and optimisation.

Research within the university supporting this programme is diverse in the areas of:

  • environmental engineering
  • materials science, polymers
  • multivariate data and image analysis
  • renewable energy production
  • high temperature and high pressure processes
  • computational chemistry and spectroscopy
  • enhanced oil and gas recovery

Through the extensive project work you will have plenty of opportunity to test you own ideas in real life and in cooperation with both local Danish as well as international companies. As a student, this provides you with good insight into the world outside of the university and with a professional network you can use for future job opportunities.

Job and Career

Job opportunities are excellent when graduating from the Chemical Engineering programme. Almost all graduates from the programme are employed immediately after or even before they leave campus.

As a graduate, your future workplace could be in a consultant company, in local, national or international authorities or in the private industrial sector. The high degree of employment security and the high salary is the common factor in all these types of companies.

As a graduate from Chemical Engineering, you are qualified to work in the following fields:

  • Offshore processes
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Development of new materials for medical equipment
  • As working environment consultant for the polymer industry
  • Development of catalysts for abatement of air pollution
  • Development of computer models of refinery processes
  • Optimisation of production of ensymes
  • As head of quality in a food manufacturer
  • Production of drinking water
  • Development of ceramic materials for brake pads
  • Biogas production
  • Research, teaching and supervision in an university
  • Teaching at high schools

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • Process Analysis
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Colloid and Interface Science
  • Chemometrics
    2nd semester
  • Process Modelling
  • Process Simulation
  • Water Treatment
  • Polymers and Properties of Polymers
3rd and 4th semester

During 3rd semester, you can choose between the following electives, each providing 30 ECTS:

  • Bio Energy
  • Environmental Technology
  • Polymer Technology
  • Ceramics, Sol-gel Processes and Photocatalysis
  • Spectroscopy and Data Analysis
  • Study abroad
  • Long Master's thesis

During 3rd and 4th semester, you will do projects within self-chosen subjects. The project can be split into two separate projects or be a long one year Master's thesis project. Two projects are ideal if you want to pursue the option of studying one semester abroad in another country or to include an internship in a company as part of your education.

Projects during the last semesters are typically carried out in association with on-going research projects or in cooperation with external cooperation partners. Many students are offered job opportunities in continuation of this cooperation.

The projects these last two semesters are usually organised in smaller student groups of two or three members or as individual projects. No planned courses are offered, but it is possible to arrange smaller courses (study circles) that relate to the specific subjects you as student choose to engage in.

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:

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Academic Requirements

If you wish to register for the Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering, you must have a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in chemical engineering awarded by a recognised university or institution of higher education.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12402 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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92,200 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
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