Chemical and Biotechnical Science
The subject areas are chemistry, microbiology and laboratory technology. In the elective part of the programme you can specialise in a subject through an internship and a project.
The programme gives you a view of laboratory work in e.g. the chemical industry or the food industry.
FactsName:Chemical and Biotechnical ScienceType:Academy Profession ProgrammeDuration:2 yearsEuropean transfer credits:120 ECTSLanguage:English
About the Programme
The curriculum of the 2 year programme is split up into compulsory and elective subjects. The main fields of study are chemistry, microbiology and laboratory technology. Other fields, such as quality control and IT are also included.
During the course of the programme, you gain a comprehensive view of the work required at different types of laboratories, for example within the food industry, medicine industry or the chemical industry.
The compulsory part of the curriculum involves three subject areas:
- A general studies area, including the subjects chemistry, mathematics, work environment, quality control, IT/communications and basic laboratory technology
- A chemical technology studies area, including the subjects equipment technology and analysis methods
- A biotechnology studies area, including the subjects microbiology and basic biotechnology
The elective part is based on compulsory subjects and is made up of a specialisation track and a final project.
The specialisation track entails a 6-month paid internship, where you are hired in one or several enterprises.
Teaching varies between lectures and class work. In addition, there is often group work together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.
Read more about Danish teaching methods at www.studyindenmark.dk.
Chemical and Biotechnical Science is an Academy Profession (AP) Programme rated at 120 ECTS. The qualification is called an AP Degree - an Academy Profession Degree.
You can study Chemical and Biotechnical Science at the Aarhus Tekniske Skole in Aarhus.
Admission requirements for international students include one of the following international certificates:
- The Danish/French BaccalaurĂŠat (DFB), the European Baccalaureate (EB), the International Baccalaureate (IB), the Option Internationale du BaccalaurĂŠat (OIB) or another foreign qualifying examination certificate that can be equated with a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate
In addition, there can be prerequisites for English and mathematics proficiencies at predefined levels.
Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate satifies the general entry requirements, see the Danish Agency for International Education.
The application deadline is March 15 for a course start in September. Admission is handled through The Danish Coordinated Application System. You can apply via optagelse.dk.
A few educational institutions offer a course start in February. Applications are sent to the institution. For more information on application deadlines, contact the institution.
Exchange students should contact their own educational institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.
There is a tuition fee for all full-degree students, unless you are a student from an EU/EEA country, or from Switzerland.
Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
Contact the individual institution for more specific information.
An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around September 1 and February 1.
Danish Qualification framework
The programme is graded at level 5 in the Danish Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning. The Qualification Framework contains levels 1-8 and defines the expected learning outcome of an education programme. Read more about Qualification Framework for Higher Education.
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