Prerequisites

Academic requirements for this programme

Applicants for admission to the MSc Eng programme in Applied Chemistry are expected to have a strong basic knowledge of chemistry and likewise in mathematics and natural sciences. This can be obtained by a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, chemical technology or related fields.

For applicants holding a degree from DTU, the specific programmes with direct admisssion are listed below as well as a group of DTU studies which can give admission provided certain DTU programmes have been passed.

For international students essentially the same competences and knowledge is required, see at the bottom of the page.

National Applicants (holding a Bachelor from Denmark)

Academic Requirements, MSc Eng 
The following Bachelor of Science in Engineering programme from DTU gives students the legal right of admission to the MSc Eng programme in Applied Chemistry.

  • Chemistry and Technology

The following Bachelor of Science programme from DTU has access to the MSc Eng programme in Applied Chemistry.

  • Human Life Science Engineering
  • Life Science Engineering
  • General Engineering (Future Energy)

It is recommended, to select chemistry courses in the bachelor programme to obtain  a broad background in chemistry.  This can be achived in several ways, but generally chosing the three DTU courses below is recommended.

It should be noted, that this can also be achieved by following similar courses, e.g., for Human Life Science Engineering, 26202 - Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences can replace Physical Chemistry 2. If you are in doubt contact the head of studies.

26124 Coordination Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry 2) 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
26222 Physical Chemistry 2 5 point E7 (Tues 18-22)
26411 Organic Chemistry 2 5 point Autumn E4B (Fri 8-12)

The following Bachelor in Engineering programme from DTU give students access to admission to the MSc Eng programme in Applied Chemistry.

  • Chemical and Bio Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and International Business

BSc Engs, BScs (Natural Science) and B Engs from other institutions in Denmark may be admitted based on a concrete assessment by the head of study. A broad chemistry background is expected and levels corresponding to the three courses at DTU listed above.

Applicants from other Danish institutions than DTU are required to fill in a pre-mapping of competencies, (no GPA conversion is needed).

International Applicants (holding a Bachelor from outside Denmark)

Applicants for admission to the MSc Eng programme in Applied Chemistry should hold a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, chemical technology , or related fields. Admission is based on a concrete assessment by the head of study. A broad chemistry background is expected and levels corresponding to the three courses at DTU listed above.

To see which subjects the applicant is expected to have insights in this can be seen in the learning objectives of the three courses listed above or in the premapping of competencies,  This will also have to be filled in as part of the application.

General admission requirements

Only applicants holding a relevant Bachelor of Science in Engineering, a Bachelor in Engineering (diplomingeniøruddannelse) or a Bachelor of Natural Science degree can be admitted to a Master of Science in Engineering programme. The bachelor's degree must be less than ten years old.

The individual MSc Eng programme states in detail which bachelor programmes qualify and whether applicants must complete supplementary educational activities.

Requirements for supplementary educational activities can equate to up to 30 ECTS credits and are specified as a list of courses under the individual MSc Eng programmes.

The specific requirements must be met before graduating from the bachelor's programme or in connection with conditional admission to a particular MSc Eng programme. The courses must be passed prior to the commencement of studies within one year from the conditional admission.

Supplementary educational activities in connection with conditional admission to an MSc Eng programme do not form part of the MSc Eng programme, and tuition fees are charged. If the supplementary courses have not been passed within the specified deadlines, the conditional admission to the programme is withdrawn.

The Master of Science in Engineering programmes are offered in English. Therefore applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (B-level, IELTS, TOEFL, CAE) https://www.dtu.dk/english/education/graduate/admission-and-deadlines/language_test_requirements

DTU offers an Honours Programme as part of all MSc  Eng. programmes. The admission requirements are described at https://www.dtu.dk/english/education/graduate/honours-programmes

Specific prerequisites for the Industry MSc Eng Programmes

The prerequisites are similar to the specific ones that apply to the 2-year-programmes, but in addition, the applicant must have a job relevant to the studies with a workload of at least 25 hours a week, or the applicant may be self-employed in a start-up company. Read more about the rules on https://www.dtu.dk/english/education/graduate/industry-master-of-science-in-engineering