Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biotechnology at University College Absalon

University College Absalon 3,5 Years
Denmark Full Time
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Onsite

Career Opportunities   
As a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology, you acquire a wide range of career opportunities in the global job market – in Denmark or abroad.

You will obtain competences within development and production using biotechnological processes. It could be solving tasks within the fields of health science, nutrition, environment, and energy, within areas covering the scope of food and medicine production, environmental, and energy sectors.

You will qualify for a position as an operational and production engineer working with process control based on chemical, physical, and biological analysis. Control, regulation, and optimization of production processes could also be one of your areas of responsibility.

Moreover, having this education, you can work as a process, trial, and development engineer within the research and development of new setups in the area of most recent biological production and wastewater purification processes.

About the Degree

The degree focuses on biotechnology, for example how cells are used as small factories in the production of pharma and foodstuffs, or how they are used in the purification of wastewater or converting waste into energy – biofuels. You will gain theoretical knowledge within biotechnology and will be working with the following disciplines:

  • Cell and microbiology
  • Biotechnology and protein chemistry
  • General and technical chemistry
  • Mathematics and statistics

Moreover, you will get acquainted with a line of technical subjects such as chemical unit operations, practical regulation, fermentation, and chemical reaction engineering. From the very beginning of your education, you will start bridging theory and practice, integrating obtained theoretical knowledge with real-life professional practice. Absalon’s Bachelor of Engineering program is based on close cooperation with local companies – bio manufactory market leaders as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Equinor, Ørsted, etc. The last year of studies includes a mandatory internship, elective courses, and bachelor thesis which provide you with a unique opportunity to tailor these activities in close collaboration with the companies.

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Course Details:

Our Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology combines biology, chemistry, and science of engineering.

During the studies, you will learn to apply in-depth knowledge of biochemical and biotechnological processes according to the production of drugs (medicine), food industry, and environmental challenges.

You will get acquainted with methods used in the field of biotechnology of industrial production.

You will also obtain knowledge of engineering principles relevant to the processing of materials by microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and viruses) or plant and animal cells to create useful products or industrial processes.

Enrollment Requirements:

Admission requirements include one of the following certificates:

  • A Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate
  • The Danish/French Baccalaureat
  • The European Baccalaureate
  • The International Baccalaureate
  • The Option Internationale du Baccalaureat
  • Another foreign qualifying examination certificate that can be equated with a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate.


  • Mathematics: corresponding to Danish A-level
  • Physics: corresponding to Danish B-level or Geoscience corresponding to Danish A-level
  • Chemistry: corresponding to Danish B-level or Biotechnology corresponding to Danish A-level
  • English corresponding to Danish B-level

For the full admission requirements please see our website.

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Costs/Tuition Fees:

7,500 EUR

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Degree Level:

Bachelor of Engineering

About the University/Institution:

University College Absalon was established in 2007 and covers the region of Zealand. It offers eleven professional bachelor degree programs – two of which are taught in English. Furthermore, several international modules are offered each semester at different campuses. The 2 degrees offered in English are a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology and an International Honour’s degree in Teaching.[1] The institution changed its name in 2017 from University College Zealand.

Application Deadline:

Deadline for International Students

  • Application date: Mar 15
  • Start date: Sep 02

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