Reasons you should choose this programme
Reasons you should choose this programme
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.
There is an increasing need for chemical engineers who understand complicated chemical and biochemical processes, and are capable of creative and innovative thinking when developing technologies and products. Chemical engineers are essential to achieve the sustainability goals as formulated by the UN. The skills and competences of chemical engineers are needed to provide safe drinking water, produce and store clean and renewable energy, provide abundant food and health for the growing population on Earth, reuse our resources and change society from being based on crude oil to renewable biomass.
Studying Chemical Engineering at AAU Esbjerg, will help you become a highly skilled technical expert, and you will learn to consider the importance of economic and environmental aspects. You will learn to work, collaborate and navigate in an international academic environment, often in close collaboration with industry.
The program gives you the skill set for working in a globalized world and prepares you for life after graduation. You will gain knowledge about the chemical industry and consultancy and how it is organized and operates. In well-equipped laboratories you will be able to tests your ideas and concepts and you will learn to develop mathematical models of the processes you are investigating and to apply different types of software for simulation and optimization.
When studying the Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering, you gain thorough knowledge of key areas within the field of chemical engineering as well as insight into the industry itself.
Areas you can choose to explore:
- Environmental chemistry
- Material science
The teaching combines lectures, laboratory work and project work. During the first two semesters, you will get thorough knowledge of several core areas within chemical engineering. You will split your time equally between three 5 ECTS courses and one 15 ECTS semester project. The courses will provide you with the basic knowledge, and the projects will allow you to focus on a topic that is of particular interest to you.
The study programmes at AAU are based on problem based learning and project work. This method 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 in your semester projects, which will prepare you better for your future career.
Study topics such as:
- Environmental chemical engineering
- Renewable energy production and energy carriers
- High temperature and high pressure processes
- Process system engineering
- Process analytical technology and multivariate data analysis
- Materials science, polymers
- Natural product chemistry
- Oil and Gas technology (specialization)
Through extensive project work, you will have plenty of opportunities to test you 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.
During the third semester, you have different options to earn the required 30 ECTS:
- You can do an internship in Denmark or abroad, where you take part in the day-to-day operations in the business. During the internship, you will write a project about one or more of your tasks during the process
- You can study a semester at another educational institution abroad or in Denmark
- You can do a regular semester at AAU with courses and project work
- You can begin your Master’s thesis, so your work is spread out over both your 3rd and 4th semester
Aalborg University has collaboration agreements with universities around the world, and the programme’s research environment has a wide range of internship contacts.
Find out more about studying abroad and internships here
Admission and requirements
Job and career
Job opportunities are excellent when graduating from the Chemical Engineering programme. Your future workplace could be in a consultancy, the public sector or in the private industrial sector.
During the study programme, you use the PBL method and you work in groups, which will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is a very useful skill to have in your future job.
You are qualified to work with:
- Offshore processes
- Reservoir engineering
- Development of new materials for e.g. medical equipment
- Working environment as a consultant for e.g. the polymer industry
- Development of catalysts for e.g. abatement of air pollution
- Development of computer models of refinery processes
- Optimisation of production of enzymes
- Quality control at e.g. a food manufacturer
- Drinking water
- Development of ceramic materials for e.g. brake pads
- Biogas production
- Research, teaching and supervision
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