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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) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Our Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology combines biology, chemistry and science of engineering.

During the studies you will learn to apply in depth  knowledge of biochemical and biotechnological processes according to production of drugs (medicine), food industry and environmental challenges.

You will get acquainted with methods used in the field of biotechnology of industrial production.

You will also obtain knowledge of engineering principles relevant to the processing of materials by microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa and viruses) or plant and animal cells to create useful products or industrial processes.

Career Opportunities   

As a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology you acquire a wide range of career opportunities in the global job market - in Denmark or abroad.

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 scope of food and medicine production, environmental and energy sectors.

You will qualify for a position as operational and production engineer working with process control based on chemical, physical and biological analysis. Control, regulation and optimization of production processes could also be one of your areas of responsibility.

Moreover, having this education, you can work as a process, trial and development engineer within research and development of new setups in the area of most recent biological production and wastewater purification processes.

About the Degree

The degree focuses on biotechnology, for example how cells are used as small factories in the production of pharma and foodstuffs, or how they are used in purification of wastewater or converting waste into energy - biofuels. You will gain theoretical knowledge within biotechnology and will be working with the following disciplines:
  • Cell and microbiology
  • Biotechnology and protein chemistry
  • General and technical chemistry
  • Mathematics and statistics
Moreover, you will get acquainted with a line of technical subjects such as chemical unit operations, practical regulation, fermentation and chemical reaction engineering. From the very beginning of your education, you will start bridging theory and practice, integrating obtained theoretical knowledge with real-life professional practice. Absalon's Bachelor of Engineering programme is based on the close cooperation with local companies – bio manufactory market leaders as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Equinor, Ørsted etc. The last year of studies includes a mandatory internship, elective courses and bachelor thesis which provide you with a unique opportunity to tailor these activities in close collaboration with the companies.


Admission requirements include one of the following certificates:   
·         A Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate 
·         The Danish/French Baccalaureat
The European Baccalaureate
·         The International Baccalaureate 
·         The Option Internationale du Baccalaureat 
Another foreign qualifying examination certificate that can be equated with a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate.

·         Mathematics: corresponding to Danish A-level
Physics: corresponding to Danish B-level or Geoscience corresponding to Danish A-level

·         Chemistry: corresponding to Danish B-level or Biotechnology corresponding to Danish A-level 
English corresponding to Danish B-level

For the full admission requirements please see our website.

Deadline for International Students

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 02



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