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Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (MSc)

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering, 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 a key player in the development of a sustainable society

This study programme is relevant for you if you already have a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and you want to enhance your skills.With a MSc in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology you can work in the production of phytopharmacology, food products, medicines, clean energy, process development or biorefineries. You will also be qualified for consultancy work and project management in chemical, environmental and biotechnological industries.

You will learn to design, revamp, and optimise chemical and biotechnical processing plants and products – based on technical, resource and environmental considerations. You will be qualified to run laboratory work as well as to develop and validate analytical measuring methods. Read more about the structure of the programme 

With a MSc in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology you will be qualified for consultancy assignments as well as research and development tasks within the core competencies which you have acquired through your studies.

Project based and research based study environment

You become part of a project based and problem based study environment where you work in project groups. You and your fellow students are responsible for planning and carrying out the project – and for meeting the deadlines. Usually, we receive the project outlines from companies and we emphasise that the problems you solve are ‘real-world’ applications.
The final semester is devoted to the master thesis, which will typically be carried out at or in cooperation with an industrial company. 

Versatile career paths

With a MSc in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology you will have a range of job opportunities – in Denmark and abroad. The degree qualifies you for work in production, development and environmental control in, for example, the medical and food industry. 
It is also possible to continue on a three-year research programme which will lead to a PhD degree.

Another option is to study an industrial research programme which is carried out in close cooperation with a company where you are employed.
Graduates who have completed this master programme are entitled to use the title of Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. 

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

Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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