On the bachelor programme in Sustainable Biotechnology, you will learn about the development of new, biomass based products that can replace fossil fuels.
You will study microorganisms and enzymes and learn about energy, environment and sustainability.
The majority of graduates go on to take a master degree and specialise further. The programme qualifies you to work in fields that deal with the transition to sustainable technologies and resources. With a master degree you can work for biotechnology and bio-energy companies, research institutions and engineering consultancies.
Name: Sustainable Biotechnology
Type: BSc Programme
Duration: 3 years
European transfer credits: 180 ECTS
About the Programme
Sustainable Biotechnology is about discovering and developing alternative, more sustainable sources of energy to the fossil fuels we use at the moment.
The study programme focuses on the development of biomass from, amongst other places, agricultural waste, algae and industrial waste generated by food production.
The processes are based on microorganisms (fungus and bacteria), micro-bacterial produced enzymes and chemical catalysts.
Subjects from disciplines such as environmental technology, renewable energy and resources are included in the study programme.
You will receive a solid grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology, applied microbiology, process technology, sustainability, energy, environmental science and biomass based resources.
Teaching varies between lectures, classroom instruction and project work in groups. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.
Read more about Danish teaching methods on www.studyindenmark.dk.
If you choose to complete the bachelor degree programme, you will graduate with the academic title of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Sustainable Biotechnology.
The general admission requirements for international students include one of the following international certificates: the Danish/French Baccalauréat (DFB), the European Baccalaureate (EB), the International Baccalaureate (IB), the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) or another foreign qualifying examination certificate that can be equated with a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.
To find out how you can get your foreign certificate assessed for recognition here in Denmark, 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, where applications are sent directly to the institution. Contact the educational institution for detailed information on application deadlines.
Exchange students should contact their home 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.
You can study Sustainable Biotechnology in Copenhagen.
Aalborg University Copenhagen
At Aalborg University Copenhagen, Sustainable Biotechnology can be studied as a 3-year BSc programme (180 ECTS).
You can also take single courses or subjects within the programme.
Read more about the Programme at www.aau.dk.
Danish Qualification framework
The programme is graded at level 6 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.