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Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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

Institution Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Campus DTU Lyngby Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The master programme deals with the methods used to transform raw materials into products. Engineers in this field work with the research and development of technology used in the large scale production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals or the cost-effective production of high tech materials.

You learn about and work with methods based on mathematics and natural sciences (including biochemistry) that are used in the design and up-scaling of processes leading to new or improved products that are produced with a minimum of environmental impact, raw materials and energy.

Products and processes span a wide field, in the MSc thesis work you will focus on a more narrow application of methods, e.g. in the development of pharmaceutical processing equipment, advanced fuel production and use, pollution control, advanced materials design and production, or production systems design.

The final 6 months, you will be writing your MSc thesis. The thesis is a scientific research project, often carried out in collaboration with one of the university's industrial partners.

Teaching varies between lectures, classroom instruction, exercises and project work together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates of the programme are qualified for research and development in both university and industry contexts. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduates typically find employment with chemical, biotechnological, or pharmaceutical enterprises; with consulting, engineering and manufacturing enterprises; in the oil and natural gas sector; with environmental enterprises, in power generation enterprises, and in the public sector. Other graduates persue a career in management.

Graduates from the MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering programme who wish qualify for management positions in research and development—be it in industry or academia—will need an intensive and solid research education. Graduating the MSc programme with a high grade point average qualifies you for admission to PhD studies—either as an industrial PhD with concurrent employment in a company, or as a regular PhD student. Read more about DTU's PhD programmes


Applicants should have a bachelor degree in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Medicine or equivalent, that matches the academic profile specified by the Technical University of Denmark. Applications will be evaluated individually based on the documents submitted.

Students with a bachelor degree who seek admission to MSc programmes at DTU must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level for students from Nordic countries, IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test for international students)
Read about the language requirements of the Technical University of Denmark

Apply directly at the Technical University of Denmark with all relevant documentation.
Read more about application procedures and deadlines.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the Technical Univerisity of Denmark directly. 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 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

EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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