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Engineering - Chemistry

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering - Chemistry, 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Become an expert chemical engineer and improve everyday lives. This programme enables you to put the theories behind chemistry, biotechnology and environmental technology into practice. 

Career Opportunities  

Chemical Engineers will typically be employed in the chemical industry, the food industry or the pharmaceutical industry, in environmental governance, or at laboratories. Here you will be responsible for research, development, production, analyses, and environmental and quality assurance. You will also be qualified for consultancy work and project management in chemical, environmental and biotechnological industries.

About the Programme

Chemical and pharmaceutical products are part of our everyday lives. We need chemical engineers to coordinate research, development and production of all these products. Moreover, society demands knowledge about how to save energy in chemical production and how to use bio-waste as an energy source. This programme enables you to work as an expert chemical engineer as a researcher, and within a range of areas in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

This programme gives you the choice between one of four profiles with the opportunity to obtain expert skills within:                          

• Biotechnology and bio-refining: e.g. technical microbiology and reactor engineering, advanced natural product chemistry and methods for isolation and characterisation of metabolites, protein chemistry, and biorefinery and biomass.                             
• Functional Materials: e.g. material chemistry, chemical metallurgy and corrosion, and methods for characterisation of solid substances.
• Chemical Process Engineering: e.g. advanced separation techniques (membrane processes, crystallisation techniques), catalysis, engineering and modelling.
• Eco-efficient Engineering: e.g. environmental system analysis, eco-innovation of systems and products, and water technology.

The first three semesters of the programme consist of coursework with theory and laboratory work, while the last semester comprises an independent research project leading to a master thesis. The research for the master thesis can be carried out within the University of Southern Denmark or in collaboration with an industrial company or an academic institution, which may be situated either in Denmark or abroad.

Get an overview of the Programme structure


A Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical or Bioprocess Engineering. 

Applicants with a similar bachelor’s degree if their academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degrees mentioned above. 

Additional requirements may apply for the different profiles of the Master´s programme. 
Read more about the requirements of the programme

In addition, documentation will be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
 Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark. 

Apply directly to the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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