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Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Do you wish to combine your creative and technical skills? The Master's programme in Chemical Engineering allows you to focus on research and development as well as planning and implementation of operation and maintenance tasks within chemical and chemically related production.

Become a technical expert with an innovative mind

The global society is in increasing need of chemical engineers who understand complicated chemical and biochemical processes and are capable of innovative thinking for development of novel techniques and products for a better utilisation of our resources and protection of the environment.

Studying Chemical Engineering, you become a highly skilled technical expert, and you learn to consider the importance of economic and environmental aspects. Additionally, you learn to work and navigate in an international environment.

Today's globalised world demands well developed cooperation skills that you will require through the exciting joint student projects performed in close cooperation with the industry.

Furthermore, you will get fundamental knowledge concerning the chemical industry, how it is organised, and central processes and unit operations. You learn to develop mathematical models of the processes you are investigating and to apply different types of software for simulation and optimisation.

Research within the university supporting this programme is diverse in the areas of:

  • environmental engineering
  • materials science, polymers
  • multivariate data and image analysis
  • renewable energy production
  • high temperature and high pressure processes
  • computational chemistry and spectroscopy
  • enhanced oil and gas recovery

Through extensive project work, you will have plenty of opportunity to test you own ideas in real life and in cooperation with both local Danish as well as international companies. This provides you as a student with insight into the world outside of the university and with a professional network that you can use for future job opportunities.

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.


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 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 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.

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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.

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