AAU logo

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Would you like to find new materials for medical uses, or manufacture cheaper solar cells for electricity production? And are you interested in developing catalysts to reduce air pollution or secure clean drinking water? Or maybe you are intrigued by the development of nanomaterials?

UNDERSTAND THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE

Studying the Bachelor's programme in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at AAU Esbjerg, you will take part in the technological developments for the future.

As a chemical engineer, you will learn how to design, control and regulate chemical processes, and you will be able to use your knowledge to impact the world we live in.

Chemical and biotechnological processes are significant factors in today's modern and technological society. You will study issues within analysis, regarding environment, energy, food safety, development of new materials and production and control.

You will work with relevant issues within the field of biotechnology and chemical engineering, and you will learn how to apply academic knowledge in a creative and experimental way, in order to examine different potential solutions.

During your studies, you will explore questions such as:

  • What are the mechanisms in coating self-cleaning surfaces with nanoparticles?
  • How do we remediate contaminated groundwater and convert it to drinking water?
  • What difference does biogas make?
  • How can we produce cheap and effective solar cells?

With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree within the field of chemical engineering and biotechnology, your future work place may be a consulting engineering company, a production company, a ministry or maybe you would like to become a PhD student at a university or a research institution.

This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend a vast majority of your day there.
 

READ MORE ABOUT ACADEMIC CONTENT

Meet a student

 

IS YOUR LEVEL IN MATHEMATICS SUFFICIENT?

Mathematics is an essential tool in the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology programme. We strongly advice that you have an above average grade in mathematics when applying for this programme. If you have doubts regarding your qualifications, please contact our student guidance counsellors.


as a student at aau you encounter …

PROBLEM based learning (PBL)

Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a successful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well prepared for your future career. Learn more about PBL.

TEAMWORK

When doing project work, you work closely in groups with other students. This gives you the opportunity to cooperate, share knowledge and to explore larger and more complex academic problems than what you would have been able to do on your own. Furthermore, the groups serve a social purpose and make it easier for you to get to know your fellow students and feel more at home at the university. Learn more about teamwork at AAU.

COLLABORATION WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Aalborg University works closely with the business community. This means that as a student you will work with real issues from companies and organisations. Thus, while you are studying, you already have the opportunity to enhance your academic competences with a business-oriented and practical angle.

YOUR TEACHER DOES RESEARCH

At Aalborg University teaching is research based. This means that your lecturers are doing research within the same academic field as he or she is teaching. You thus have access to the latest knowledge and dedicated teachers who are passionate about what they teach. The teaching material not only includes books but may also consist of, for example, current academic articles from journals.

WORLD-CLASS LABORATORIES

The laboratories at Aalborg University are of the highest standard, and they play an important role in teaching. You will work under the best laboratory conditions with access to the latest technology, which is vital for your benefiting from the teaching.

Studying in Esbjerg

Formerly known primarily for its fishing industry, Esbjerg has developed into a city with to universities and more than 60 higher study programmes. Furthermore, Esbjerg has a lot to offer in terms of culture and leisure activities. It is not difficult to find affordable accommodation near campus and Esbjerg is cheaper to live in than most of the other university cities in Denmark. Learn more about student life in Esbjerg.

RATED FOR EXELLENCE

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


 

Apply now

Facts About the Programme

Language

English

City

Admission Requirements

See the Curriculum

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.
 

learn more about Pbl at aau