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Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology

Bachelor of Engineering, 210 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University College Absalon
Campus Kalundborg
Duration 3,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Our Bachelor Program of Engineering in Biotechnology combines biology, chemistry and science of engineering.  

During the studies you will learn to apply in depth knowledge of biochemical and biotechnological processes according to production of drugs (medicine), food industry and environmental challenges.  

You will get acquainted with methods used in the field of biotechnology of industrial production.  

You will also obtain knowledge of engineering principles relevant to the processing of materials by microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa and viruses) or plant and animal cells to create useful products or industrial processes.  

Career Opportunities   

As a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology you acquire a wide range of career opportunities in the global job market - in Denmark or abroad.  

You will obtain competences within development and production using biotechnological processes. It could be solving tasks within the fields of health science, nutrition, environment and energy, within areas covering scope of food and medicine production, environmental and energy sectors.  

You will qualify for a position as operational and production engineer working with process control based on chemical, physical and biological analysis. Control, regulation and optimization of production processes could also be one of your areas of responsibility.  

Moreover, having this education, you can work as a process, trial and development engineer within research and development of new setups in the area of most recent biological production and wastewater purification processes.  

About the Degree

The degree focuses on biotechnology, for example how cells are used as small factories in the production of medicine and foodstuffs, or how they are used in purification of wastewater or converting waste into energy - biofuels. You will gain theoretical knowledge within biotechnology and will be working with the following disciplines:
  • Cell and microbiology
  • Biotechnology and protein chemistry
  • General and technical chemistry
  • Mathematics and statistics
Moreover, you will get acquainted with a line of technical subjects such as chemical unit operations, practical regulation, fermentation and chemical reaction engineering. From the very beginning of your education, you will start bridging theory and practice, integrating obtained theoretical knowledge with real-life professional practice. University College Absalons Bachelor of Engineering program is based on the close cooperation with local companies – bio manufactory market leaders as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Statoil, DONG etc. The last year of studies includes a mandatory internship, elective courses and bachelor thesis which provide you with a unique opportunity to tailor these activities in close collaboration with the companies.


Admission requirements for international students include one of the following certificates:   ·         A Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX, GIF) ·         The Danish/French Baccalaureat (DFB)
The European Baccalaureate (EB)

·         The International Baccalaureate (IB)
·         The Option Internationale du Baccalaureat (OIB)
Another foreign qualifying examination certificate that can be equated with a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate.

·         Mathematics: corresponding to Danish A-level
Physics: corresponding to Danish B-level or Geoscience corresponding to Danish A-level

·         Chemistry: corresponding to Danish B-level or Biotechnology corresponding to Danish A-level 
English corresponding to Danish B-level

If the qualifying examination not is completed with passed English corresponding to Danish B-level, the English language entry requirements can be fulfill by passing and completing one of the following international English test:
TOEFL with a minimum score of 83
IELTS with a minimum score of 6,5

The test result must not be older than two years from the applications deadline. 

Additional qualifications   In addition to official admission requirements mentioned above we are considering other qualifications as:   ·         Entry level course into the program of engineering.                                 

·         Foreign or international access giving exam. If you are not sure whether your exam will grant you admission, you can read more about the requirement here  

·         Other basis for admission. If you do not fulfill the official admission requirements, but have other qualifications which can be ranked alongside, you can apply for admission on the exceptional permission via individual competence assessment
  Admission on exceptional permission is attaching importance to the following selection criteria:  
·         Average grade of secondary school exams.
Courses corresponding to Danish A-level exams passed to Danish grade 7 or above.
·         Professional working experience, compulsory military service or maternity leave minimum 20 hours/week minimum in 2 months period
Other studies taken for min. one year.

At least one passed semester of higher education studies.

Elite sport

·         Peoples College attended for min. 2 months.
Minimum 2 months spent abroad

Unpaid volunteer work experience

Motivational letter describing your personal and professional background relevant for admission to the program Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology.


There is a tuition fee for all fulltime degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange program are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

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

Deadline for International Students

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 02



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