Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology

Our Bachelor Program 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 according to production of drugs (medicine), food industry and environmental challenges.

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

Program structure

The degree focuses on biotechnology, for example how cells are used as small factories in the production of medicine and foodstuffs, or how they are used in 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.

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 manufactory market leaders such as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Statoil, DONG etc.

The last year of studies includes a mandatory internship, elective courses and bachelor thesis which provide you with a unique opportunity to tailor these activities in close collaboration with the companies.

Program stucture

In the lab

Term 1 - 30 ECTS

Engineering professional skills and Industry Skills
Regular, analytical and organic chemistry for biotechnologist’s
Biochemistry and introductory biotechnology

Organizational skills
Problem-based Working Methods

Project assignments
Practical biotechnological problem solution

Term 2 - 30 ECTS

Engineering professional skills and Industry Skills
Mathematics and Statistics  and applied mathematics 
Cell, microbiology, and commercial molecular microbiology

Organizational skills
Communication, knowledge sharing and digital tools

Project assignments
The role of microorganisms in industry

In the Process

Term 3- 30 ECTS

Engineering professional skills and Industry Skills
Physical Chemistry and Chemical Unit Operations
Industrial control, Instrumentation, and technical chemistry

Organizational skills
Project Management and Project Development

Project assignments
Technical and chemical control of chemical systems

Term 4 - 30 ECTS

Engineering professional skills and Industry Skills
General Molecular Biology and fermentation
Reactor Technology, downstream processes and enzyme technology

Organizational skills
Innovation process with company collaboration

Project assignments
Enzyme technology and microbial production of small molecules

Term 5 - 30 ECTS

Engineering professional skills and Industry Skills
Theory of Science for Engineers 

Organizational skills
Organizational and Production Knowledge
Productions and Business Management  

Project assignments
Choice of specialization in relation to electives

The link between Research and Development and Process

Term 7 - 30 ECTS

Engineering professional skills and Industry Skills

Project assignments
Bachelor project


We guarantee an internship place for every student on our Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology program 


For international matters (students, applications and agents) please contact

Admission Office 

Ms. Dorthe Kjær Pedersen (Head of Center for Engineering) 

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