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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) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
An education for the future

Do you want to study biotechnology in a study environment with a unique collaboration between University College Absalon and the biotech industry, consisting of world leading companies?

You will gain knowledge in chemistry, biotechnology, mathematics, and technological processes. This can be applied in the production of medicines, food, enzymes, and materials. Other biotechnological processes that you will learn about include the purification of wastewater and the transformation of waste into sustainable products or energy. You will be acquainted with methods used in the field of biotechnology of industrial production.

Moreover, you will also obtain knowledge of engineering principles relevant to the processing of materials by microorganisms or plant and animal cells.

A great opportunity to study in Denmark’s Biotech City 

Several of the world’s leading biotech companies are located in and around Kalundborg.  This obviously attracts talented and competent employees from all over the world.

Absalon's Bachelor of Engineering programme is based on close cooperation with local companies – biotech market leaders as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes and Christian Hansen (soon: Novonesis), Kalundborg Refinery, Lundbeck, Kalundborg Utility, Unibio etc. The close collaboration between education and industry makes the biotechnology programme at University College Absalon unique. In addition, you will have excellent opportunities to find a student job throughout your studies and not the least the opportunity to do your 5 months of internship in one of the world’s leading biotech companies.

A corps of mentors are ready to provide guidance to biotech students in Kalundborg

The purpose of the corps is to retain international students in Denmark once they complete their studies while also contributing to a stimulating and dynamic environment for the students. The help is coming from the local business community, where mentors are signing up on a voluntary basis.

One of them is Jens Henrik Mose, who works at Novo Nordisk. To him mentoring is an excellent opportunity to help and provide guidance:

“I was a tutor while studying myself, and I enjoy helping, giving advice, and passing on experiences. So when I heard about this I saw an opportunity to do it again. I have a drive to support a new student, for example, to avoid that they drop out of the programme,” 

Jens’ mentee is Silvana Lazzeri. She is an international student from Italy in her third semester. She had no doubts about wanting to get a mentor:  

 “When you come from another country to Denmark and Kalundborg, you have so many questions that are difficult to find answers to. That goes for everyday life but definitely also in my studies.”

Student life at Campus Kalundborg

In Kalundborg, you will be part of a close and highly dedicated student environment. Together with an engaged student council, which you can also join, we ensure Friday afternoon social get-togethers, bowling trips and summer social events. Our completely new campus opened in 2021, right next to the major biotech companies and next to Helix Lab, where master projects comes to life in state of the art facilities. Campus is also placed within walking distance of the train station Kalundborg East, Denmark’s Biotech City - easily accesable from Copenhagen, Roskilde or Holbæk. 

Career Opportunities

As a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology, you acquire a wide range of career opportunities in the global job market. 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 the scope of food and medicine production, environmental, and energy sectors. Moreover, you can work as a process, trial, and development engineer within the research and development of new setups in the area of most recent biological production and wastewater purification processes.   

Read more about document fulfillment of the specific admission requirements, English language entry requirements, and additional qualifications on

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 02



Kalundborg is an interesting town with a lot of history and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Denmark. Here have the opportunity to see the five-tower church that is a unique architectural monument.

In Kalundborg there is a lot of public communities and sport clubs and not the least a fantastic nature. In the main street you can also visit one of the city's cafés. Kalundborg is Denmark's third-largest cruise port. Therefore, the town is well visited by tourists who enjoy our hospitality.
You can read more about Kalundborg here.

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