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About the program

Our Bachelor Programme of Engineering in Biotechnology combines biology, chemistry and science of engineering

During the studies you will learn to apply in depth  knowledge of biochemical and biotechnological processes associated with the production of drugs (medicine), the food industry and environmental challenges.

You will get acquainted with methods used in the field of biotechnology in industrial production.

You will also obtain knowledge of engineering principles relevant to the processing of materials by microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa and viruses) or plant and animal cells to create useful products or industrial processes.

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Programme structure

The degree focuses on biotechnology, for example how cells are used as small factories in the production of medicine and food, or how they are used in the purification of wastewater or converting waste into energy - biofuels.

You will gain theoretical knowledge within biotechnology and will be working with the following disciplines:

  • Cell and microbiology
  • Biotechnology and protein chemistry
  • General and technical chemistry
  • Mathematics and statistics

Moreover, you will get acquainted with a line of technical subjects such as chemical unit operations, practical regulation, fermentation and chemical reaction engineering.
Read more about the different courses.

From the very beginning of your education, you will start bridging theory and practice, integrating obtained theoretical knowledge with real-life professional practice. Our Bachelor of Engineering program is based on the close cooperation with local companies – bio manufacturing market leaders such as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Unibio, Kalundborg Refinery, Kalundborg Utility etc.

Close cooperation with biotech companies

The programme has a close cooperation with the local biotech companies in Kalundborg and throughout the education you will work with authentic issues from the companies' production environment, go on company visits,and not least meet the biotech companies during your internship. 

In the last year and a half of your studies you will have elective courses, an internship and the bachelor project where it will be possible for you to have a custom made process with the companies in and around Kalundborg.

Focus your studies through elective courses

With ecetive courses it is possible for you to focus even more on your specific interests e.g. within areas like: 

  • Mathematics 2
  • Reactor Technology
  • Biorefinery Technology
  • Molecular biology 2
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Production and business management
  • Project management

Read more about electives here