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Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Esbjerg, Denmark
Studying the Bachelor's programme in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Aalborg University Esbjerg, you will take part in the technological developments for the future. As a chemical engineer, you will learn how to design, control and regulate chemical processes, and you will be able to use your knowledge to impact the world we live in.
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Chemical and Biotechnological processes are significant factors in today's modern and technological society. You will study issues within analysis, production, and control regarding environment, energy, food safety, and development of new materials.

By way of close contact to industrial partners you will solve real life issues, and you will learn how to apply academic knowledge in a creative and experimental way in order to examine different potential solutions.

You will work with relevant issues within the field of biotechnology and chemical engineering, and you will learn how to apply academic knowledge in a creative and experimental way, in order to examine different potential solutions.

During your studies, you will explore questions such as:

  • What are the mechanisms in coating self-cleaning surfaces with nanoparticles?
  • How do we remediate contaminated groundwater and convert it to drinking water?
  • What difference does biogas make?
  • How can we produce cheap and effective solar cells?

Job and career

With a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology you can continue your studies on an Aalborg University Master’s programme in the fields of Chemical Engineering or Oil and Gas Technology. Your future work place may then be a consulting engineering company, a production company, a ministry or maybe you would like to become Phd student at the university or at a research institution.

As a chemical engineer you can work with for instance:

  • design of new materials for medical equipment
  • production of solar cells for energy production
  • production of enzymes
  • teaching
  • reducing air pollution
  • securing food quality
  • securing clean drinking water
  • production of ceramic nanomaterials for e.g. self-cleaning window surfaces
  • straw and wood chips conversion to bioethanol and biogas

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Problem Based Learning in Science, Technology and Society 
  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Biological Active Molecules – Introduction to Cell Biology and Biological Chemistry 
  • Fundamental Chemical Engineering and Thermodynamics 
  • Linear Algebra 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

To meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor's programme in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, you need the following qualifications:

  • Upper secondary school exam
  • English B or an acceptable IELTS or TOEFL or Cambridge score
  • Mathematics A with a minimum grade of 4,0 in average
And one of the following combinations:
  • Physics B and Chemistry B
  • Physics B and  Biotechnology A
  • Geocience A and Chemistry B
Please note that A, B and C refer to the course level - not grades.ADMISSION

To be taken into consideration for admission to the bachelor's programme in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, you must fulfil the entry requirements. All applicants meeting the entry requirements will be admitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13331 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13331 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Esbjerg

  • 6060 - 7900 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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