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

Make an impact in the world

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, production and control, regarding environment, energy, food safety and development of new materials.

By way of close contact to industrial partners, you will solve real life issues 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 find answers to 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 solar cells?

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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.

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”. This method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful 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 competencies 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.

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.

Facts About the Programme




Admission Requirements

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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