Bioengineering, MSc in engineering



With a master in Bioengineering you will become 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 biomass raw materials. You will become an engineer of the future.

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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.


Unleashing the power of nature

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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.

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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. 

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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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