The business community is increasingly demanding competences in the fields of economics, organizations, and management, and the ability to work across various disciplines. Chemical Engineering and International Business is a multidisciplinary study programme which gives you a broad knowledge of a technical area, while learning about the economic and management conditions within which companies must operate.
What will you learn?
You learn to plan how a new product—such as a new drug—can be mass-produced economically and with as little environmental impact as possible. The range of work is therefore broad—from operation and development of processes, product development, and consultancy, to inspection and management.
You will learn about efficient energy use, product quality and the environment, and how to manufacture products in chemical and biotechnology plants. You will also have commercial subjects, where you gain an understanding of the conditions industry works under, and how development, production, sales, and marketing are closely linked in an international technology company.
Study programme structure
The first four semesters primarily consist of mandatory courses in chemistry, business economics and development, and mathematics. You will be introduced to the field of chemical Engineer through project work and company visits. You will learn about the physical properties of substances and the interplay between physics and chemistry.
You will also study relevant business subjects linked to chemical engineering cases and issues. This will give you an understanding of the company’s decision-making situations and project management, and a business economics conceptual apparatus. You will also have subjects that deal with the equipment used for the production of chemical and biochemical products, and mathematical models for various physical and chemical systems.
In semester 5 you will do an internship in a company in Denmark or abroad, and in semesters 6 and 7 you will learn more about chemical engineering and have the opportunity to tune your profile through electives. The study programme ends with your BEng project, which is often done in collaboration with a company.
As a BEng in Chemical Engineering and International Business graduate you can serve, for example, as a link between the finance and production departments in a company. You can also collaborate and negotiate with suppliers and customers in relation to project management, product development, and value chain optimization across national borders.