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About the programme
As a student in this study line, you will play an essential part in the fast-expanding industry of chemical and biochemical production. Here you can work with everything from modern medicine to new ingredients for food and feed or the sustainable development of the energy and agricultural sectors. No matter which company you work for, the industry is hungry for talented chemical engineers with specialized skills in process technology and an eye for industrial bioproduction.
During your study time, you will become an expert on process thinking and working with chemistry and biochemistry on an industrial scale. Taught by leading experts and professors, you will learn to run a factory and work with all the industrial processes – from development and improvements to embedding new technology and digitalized optimizations. In addition, you will gain strong engineering knowledge as well as an innovative mindset.
Biomanufacturing is an industry master’s education. To enrol, you must be employed in a biochemical or chemical production company and work at least 25 hours weekly on average. This way, you become both a part-time engineer and a part-time student during the four years it takes to complete the programme. The courses are mainly taught in Kalundborg by DTU.
The four years consist of a mix of intensive courses and group projects.
The 1st, 3rd, and 5th semesters are dedicated to intensive courses lasting three to five weeks. This way, you dedicate a few weeks of your semester to taking a course, leaving you to work the rest of the semester.
The 2nd, 4th, and 6th semesters are for group projects and two intensive courses, which are mandatory for all DTU MSc students. The projects allow you to test your knowledge and collaborate closely with your fellow students on an industry-specific challenge.
During the 7th and 8th semesters, you will work on your MSc thesis in collaboration with your workplace. Throughout the programme, you spend long periods working full-time.
A part of Biotech City
The master programme is developed in close collaboration with the industry and takes place at Biotech City Kalundborg. This makes it a one-of-a-kind education, giving you a chance to both work and study in a hotspot for chemical and biochemical production. Kalundborg is located in western Zealand, about an hour from Copenhagen.
The town is developing at a fast speed with initiatives such as Kalundborg Symbiosis, where the biotech factories, the oil refinery, local companies, the large central power plant, and the local utility plant are working together to reuse each other’s waste streams, minimize waste and optimize their energy utilization. Kalundborg is the center for all the big and rapidly growing Danish biotech companies: an industry that will keep expanding over the coming years. Here you will become a part of an exciting and knowledgeable environment filled with biotech companies and other educational programmes in the biochemical field. If you are looking to use your engineering skills to make a difference in the biotech industry, there is no better place for you to be.
How to apply?
You will need to apply for both the programme at DTU and a job in a biochemical or chemical production company.
The application deadline for the programme at DTU is July 31st
Be aware that most companies will have
application deadline primo June.
See the exact dates and job openings at dtu.dk
DTU will examine your application after you apply. If you meet the entry requirements, you will receive a conditional admission letter within two weeks of your application. The letter is your proof that you have been accepted into the programme on the condition that you find a job within a biochemical or chemical production company. Some companies might ask to see your conditional admission letter as a part of the recruitment process.
Biomanufacturing is a study line in the MSc in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. This means that if you wish to study Biomanufacturing you have to apply to the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering programme – the same prerequisites apply. As a part of the application, you need to fill out the Statement of Purpose where you must mark Biomanufacturing as your study line. You must complete this mandatory template stating your employment status and upload it as part of your application no later than two weeks before the semester starts.
Learn more about the education and meet the companies in which you can work during your four years of study.
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