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Master degree

Bioengineering, Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering

The programme turns you into a highly desired technical expert in macro- and molecular engineering of biological processes. With this profile, you position yourself amongst the transition of society towards sustainable production and in change from fossil to raw biomass materials.

Learn about

Society-relevant problems
Development of advanced biotechnological solutions
Intensive, independent work in the laboratory

Esbjerg

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Master degree

Bioengineering, Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering

The programme turns you into a highly desired technical expert in macro- and molecular engineering of biological processes. With this profile, you position yourself amongst the transition of society towards sustainable production and in change from fossil to raw biomass materials.

Learn about

Society-relevant problems
Development of advanced biotechnological solutions
Intensive, independent work in the laboratory

Esbjerg

2-year educationEnglish

One of the best engineering courses in the world

If you take an engineering education at Aalborg University, you will attend one of the best engineering education in the world! In 2018, our engineering programs were named the fourth best in the world by 178 experts surveyed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At the same time, AAU was named the best engineering university in Europe for the second time in six months.

The need of societies in balance in terms of use of resources, production of waste and impact on the environment is more urgent than ever. With the sustainability goals formulated by UN, a movement is finally taken up pace and will in the future increase the importance of creative and skilled engineers with expertise in biological processes.

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.

Academic content

Studying MSc in Bioengineering, you will get 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 or bio-synthetic compounds of interest 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.

The need of societies in balance in terms of use of resources, production of waste and impact on the environment is more urgent than ever. With the sustainability goals formulated by UN, a movement is finally taken up pace and will in the future increase the importance of creative and skilled engineers with expertise in biological processes.

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.

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.

The Master’s programme entitles you to the designation Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Bioengineering).

Semester descriptions

Study abroad

At the 3rd semester you have the opportunity to study a semester at another university in Denmark or another country. Aalborg University has contacts at other universities, which may be of help to you, if you wish to study a semester at another university.

Job and career

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. 

Career options

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.

You have the opportunity of a six-month job guarantee, when you study at Aalborg University in Esbjerg, click the job guarantee link below and see more.

Job guarantee

To ensure better cooperation and better conditions for graduates, Aalborg University, Business Esbjerg and Esbjerg Municipality have joined forces, benefitting the business community and regional development.
In practice, this means that the business community guarantees a job to students from Aalborg University Esbjerg after graduation, and additionally, that the students and the business community are committed to even closer cooperation during the students’ studies.

Opportunity for a six months job guarantee by studying at AAU in Esbjerg

Get help at AAU to start your career in Denmark

AAU Career helps you on your way from student life to job life in Denmark by giving you the tools to examine your options and find out what to do.

While studying at AAU, you can participate in career and job-related events, find help on our website, and book a personal career counselling session to talk about e.g.:

  • Finding your way in your career
  • Danish working culture
  • Application and CV the Danish way
  • What you can offer an employer
  • How to go about job search in Denmark – both student job, internship and full-time job

Read more about AAU Career here

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