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Sustainable Biotechnology

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Biotechnology), 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master in Sustainable Biotechnology is aligned around the need to exploit alternative sustainable resources to compensate for the forthcoming depletion of mineral oil but as well as the matter of dealing with greenhouse gases and the associated climate effects.

The programme has been structured to ensure a clear technical and scientific progression and to offer the opportunity to focus on either molecular biological biotechnology or process oriented sustainable biotechnology through the choice of courses and projects.

The education consists of four semesters and has been arranged to create a common platform for the different qualifications and competences that allow admittance to the study. In the subsequent semesters this platform is expanded and varied and the ground is prepared for specialisation and independent problem solving preparing the students for their future careers.

Career Opportunities  

The education in Sustainable Biotechnology will qualify you for employment within a number of fields where the transition to sustainable technologies and resources has been initiated or will be initiated. The education will also qualify you for general biotechnological disciplines.

Employment will typically be found in biotechnological and bioenergy companies, research institutions, consulting engineering companies and public institutions. Biomass-based and biological sectors will expand significantly in the coming years leading to new job opportunities in these fields.


To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly.  

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education 


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU-Cph) constitutes Aalborg University’s educational and research activities in the Greater Copenhagen area. All activities are gathered in a new integrated research campus with several innovative start-up-businesses at Sydhavnen close to central Copenhagen.

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