Chemical engineering and biochemical engineering are at the core of the transformation of raw materials of any kind into those diverse products without which a modern society cannot function. Chemical engineers and biochemical engineers head research into and the development of methods for the large-scale production of drugs, inexpensive production of bulk chemicals and fuels and the economical production of advanced, special-property materials used in as diverse fields as IT, communications, health and transportation. Preventing environmental impact at the design stage of new production facilities and effective abatement of pollution from existing sources require the scientific and technological insight of chemical and biochemical engineers. Chemical engineering and biochemical engineering are used to solve problems from nano- to giga-scale, in laboratories and in industrial production.
This two-year MSc programme covers chemical and biochemical engineering and technology, with great flexibility in the choice of subjects in each individual study plan. Whatever choices you make, quantitative, model-based work with engineering subjects will be a key element of the education. Your focus may be biotechnology or chemical engineering, but it is also possible to balance components from the two fields. In addition, the almost free choice of electives from DTU’s advanced courses gives you a programme which can be adapted to the needs of both in-depth and cross-disciplinary education.
The MSc programme Chemical and Biochemical Engineering gives you a solid starting point for contributing to the development of your society. The programme prepares you in equal measure for a PhD or for a career in industry.
The superb industrial contacts and the high international standing of chemical and biochemical engineering at DTU have enabled the formation of an Elite track within the general MSc programme. The philosophy behind the elite education is to enable the very best and most motivated students to gain from high-level industrial contacts in major global Danish enterprises with subsidiaries all over the world. An individual study plan will be designed in collaboration between student and mentors from the academic and industrial mentoring panels. High-level industrial experience is gained through projects carried out in cooperation with the participating companies. The Elite track leads to the most challenging careers within industrial research, innovation, process design, operation and management.