Unleashing the power of nature
Studying Bioengineering at AAU Esbjerg, you will obtain skills and competences in Bioenergy, Biotechnology and Bioprocesses. You can choose to profile yourself towards molecular biotechnology and learn to manipulate the genes in microorganisms to produce natural compounds of interest such as pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, electrolytes in batteries or many other applications of need in society. You can also profile yourself towards fermentation processes and the engineering of the complex biorefinery operations that transfer the compounds from a “good idea in the lab” into use in society – where it makes an actual difference.
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With the newest theoretical knowledge and practical experimental experience, you will be able to design, dimension, operate, monitor and control the production of valuable biomass based products and make its biological production possible. With a course in “Life Science Companies – from Innovation to Industry” you will also learn what is needed for a creative idea to become good business! You learn to work, collaborate and navigate in an international academic environment often in close collaboration with industry. The programme give you the skill set for working in a globalised world and expose you to different cultures and ways of collaboration that will prepare you to life after graduation.
Study topics include:
- Biogas and bioenergy
- Extraction of compounds from natural sources
- Molecular biotechnology – recombinant DNA technology
- Fermentation technology
- Process analytical technology and multivariate data analysis
- Modelling and simulation of biological processes
- Life Science company development
Through extensive project work, you will have plenty of opportunities to test your own ideas and theories and possibly in cooperation with Danish or international companies. This provides you 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.
The Master’s programme entitles you to the designation Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Bioengineering).
Job opportunities are many and your future workplace could be a consultancy, the public sector or the private industrial sector. You could work with biological production in companies like Glycom A/S or Novo Nordisk, with purification of valuable products from milk powder in Arla, with production of natural gas in biogas plants, with refining of proteins from plant based biomass etc.