Become a technical expert with an innovative perspective
There is an increasing need for chemical engineers who understand complicated chemical and biochemical processes and are capable of innovative thinking when developing novel techniques and products for a better utilisation of our resources and protection of the environment.
Studying Chemical Engineering at AAU Esbjerg, 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.
Working in today's globalised world requires well-developed cooperation skills that you will gain through the joint student projects, which can be made in close cooperation with the industry.
Furthermore, you will get fundamental knowledge about 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.
Study topics such as:
- 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 and theories in real life and possibly in cooperation with Danish or 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.
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.
Job opportunities are excellent when graduating from the Chemical Engineering programme. Your future workplace could be a consultancy, the public sector or the private industrial sector. Daily works tasks may include offshore processes, quality control, biogas production, research, production of enzymes or development of new materials for medical equipment, computer models, catalysts or ceramic materials.
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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.
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.
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.