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Become a fisheries engineer in Greenland and Denmark

Wednesday 03 Jul 19


Nina Qvistgaard
Senior Executive Educations Officer
DTU Aqua
+45 35 88 30 90

Additional information

Read more about the BEng programme in Fisheries Technology

Read more about ARTEK Campus Sisimiut on this website, where you can also watch a video about DTU’s study programme in Arctic Technology and research projects—located partly at ARTEK Sisimiut Campus, where the Fisheries Technology students will also be based.
DTU offers a new BEng programme: Fisheries Technology.

When the first students on DTU’s new BEng programme in Fisheries Technology arrive for their study start in Sisimiut already in August, they can look forward to targeted courses in areas that are in high demand by the industry.

They will also be given the opportunity to live and study in an Arctic climate, as the first three semesters will take place at ARTEK Campus Sisimiut in Greenland—50 km north of the Arctic Circle. This will be followed by two semesters in Denmark, as well as an internship, a semester with elective courses, and a BEng project.

“The Fisheries Technology programme provides students with knowledge of all elements in the value chain in fisheries and processing of fish and shellfish. That is the entire chain from biological production and fish capture to food products and management, and with fundamental focus on sustainability and innovation. There will be fieldwork, internship, and conventional classroom teaching and project work, so that the students will deal with fish both physically and theoretically,” says Nina Qvistgaard, Head of Studies, DTU Aqua

Our fisheries engineer graduates are expected to have good job opportunities in—for example—the fisheries industry, in administration in ministries, or as consultants in private enterprises, in special interest organizations, and NGOs, and they will be well equipped to work throughout the world.

The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources is one of the workplaces that are looking forward to employing the future fisheries engineers:

“The study programme covers a number of areas of great importance to our work. We will definitely be able to use the graduates for a wide range of tasks,” says Helle Siegstad, Head of Department for Fish and Shellfish at the Institute of Natural Resources.

The message is the same from Royal Greenland:

“We clearly lack people with these competences. It’s essential for us to improve the general level of education in this area, and the Fisheries Technology programme therefore also contributes to showing that the fisheries industry also offers further education and career opportunities,” says Inga Dora Markussen, Head of Education and Training in Royal Greenland.

New study programme in established study environment
The new students in the Fisheries Technology programme will be received in a well-established study environment at ARTEK Campus Sisimiut Campus, which also houses the BEng programme in Arctic Technology—among other study programmes—and they are secured accommodation at the hall of residence in Sisimiut.

The study programme is the result of several years of thorough preparation in collaboration with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, with support from the Government of Greenland, and in close dialogue with the Greenland fisheries industry.

The study programme has now been finally approved, and students may apply for the 4-year programme via the Coordinated Enrolment System ( with a deadline on 5 July.

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