Life Science Engineering

Life science is the science of life and the study of living organisms. At the Life Science Engineering study programme you will learn how to use your knowledge of living organisms to design tomorrow’s biology, biotech, and healthcare solutions.

Whether you are interested in the development of new medicines or in effective, sustainable processes for the production of, for example, food or in the analysis of vast amounts of biological data, you will be able to pursue your interests at DTU’s Life Science Engineering programme.

What will you learn?

You will learn basic technologies for using living organisms and the underlying theory of their composition. The study programme will enable you to analyse and solve complex life science problems.

Depending on your interests, you may work on sustainable production of food, energy, and materials, medicines for neglected diseases, or the analysis of epidemiological data in the event of disease outbreaks.

Study programme structure

You will be introduced to the latest life science research, spanning molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, bioinformatics, and mathematics. You will also gain insight into modern production systems and how life science can contribute to sustainability.

The first semesters of the BSc Life Science Engineering programme will give you broad skills in life science engineering which you can build upon by specializing in the field that interests you most.

You can choose from three different specializations depending on your interests.

Career opportunities

Once you have completed your BSc, you can go on to do an MSc in ‘Biotechnology’, ‘Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering’, ‘Food Technology’ or ‘Bioinformatics and Systems Biology’.

Life science engineers are often employed in the biotech, pharmaceutical, food, or research industries. There are good career opportunities in Denmark—which hosts some of the world’s leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies—and in the rest of the world, where life science engineers are in high demand in a global industry.

Read more about the BSc programme in Life Science Engineering (in Danish)