Student life at Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is the leading technical university in Scandinavia and one of the top technical universities in Europe. It has outstanding facilities for education and research in a large, open campus just north of Copenhagen. DTU admits a large number of international students, both as exchange students and as regular students following any of the 28 different two-year MSc programmes. DTU is thus an internationally oriented university, where teaching in all master’s courses is in English.

DTU Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU has a world-class reputation in research and teaching in all the main areas of chemical and biochemical engineering. The department operates in modern laboratories with state-of-the-art experimental facilities, including unique pilot-plant size equipment. Those facilities are used for both research and teaching; they are the physical basis for two summer schools offered to students from foreign universities. The final ½-year MSc projects are carried out as parts of current research projects and make use of their up-to-date equipment.

About 25 per cent of the department's MSc students are international students. Additionally, the department hosts a large European contingent of exchange students as part of EU's Erasmus programme. The committed and accessible faculty has a significant number of international members, and about half of the PhD students are from other countries than Denmark. The international outlook is thus an integrated part of the workings of the department.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering collaborates extensively with large Danish companies operating globally. The collaboration takes place in joint research projects, but some companies also have a key part in the industrial track of the honors programme: They provide personal contacts and advisors, summer jobs, and limited stipends to industrial track honors students. The close contact between department and industrial partners will benefit most students in their last semester when they complete their MSc project. This is carried out as part of the current activities in the department's research centers through which company contacts may be established. The educational aspects of the centers' research projects are briefly described in the MSc Chemical and Biochemical Engineering brochure

Student organizations

The DTU-wide student organization PF is the main organizer of student politics and extra-curricular activities. A number of sports and hobby clubs are associated to PF.

The DTU Chemical Engineering Student Organization KTSO organizes professional and social activities for students in chemical and biochemical engineering. KTSO is recognized as a Student Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).