Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Fisheries Technology

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Fisheries Technology is a BEng programme aimed at graduates wishing to work as a fisheries engineer — with focus on the entire value chain from marine life over fisheries and catching to food production and technology, as well as sustainable management of fish and shellfish.

What will you learn?

At Fisheries Technology, you acquire knowledge about all elements in the value chain in fishing and food production of fish and shellfish. In other words, the entire chain from marine life and fisheries/fish capture to food products and management. In addition to a basic introduction to marine environments, marine biology, and oceanography, as well as basic engineering subjects (mathematics, etc.), the study programme comprises three academic focus areas:

  • Fish capture technology
  • Fisheries management
  • Processing of fish and shellfish.

In addition, the study programme has interdisciplinary focus on sustainability — as well as innovation and entrepreneurship — which means that there is also focus on the development of the industry.

Programme structure

You will spend the first three semesters studying at the Arctic Technology Centre in Greenland’s second largest city, Sisimiut, which lies 50 km inside the Arctic Circle. Here you will be taught basic engineering subjects and with the inclusion of local Greenland examples and occupations, field work, and interdisciplinary courses that focus on the entire value chain in fisheries.

You will spend semesters 4 and 5 studying at DTU, primarily in Hirtshals. You will spend semester 6 in an internship with — for example — a fisheries company or an administrative authority in either Denmark, Greenland, or abroad.

During semester 7 you will study electives at DTU in Denmark or at a university abroad. The study programme is concluded in semester 8 with a BEng project, which may also be done in Denmark, Greenland, or abroad.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you have ample job opportunities in the fisheries industry — in Greenland, Denmark, and abroad. Graduates may also land jobs with — for example — consulting firms or in fisheries research and management.