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Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology

University College Absalon
Program overview
3.5 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology

The Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology programme combines biology, chemistry and science of engineering in close collaboration with international biotech companies.

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Admission requirements

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Program content

At the Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology programme you will learn to apply in depth knowledge of biochemical and biotechnological processes according to 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 or plant and animal cells to create useful products or industrial processes.

Scholarships & funding

Absalon will not be able to offer any types of scholarships. 

Program delivery

An attractive education in the Biotech City Kalundborg

Kalundborg is known as the Biotech City of Denmark due to the large number of biotechnological and mechanical engineering companies located in the area. In Kalundborg you will find the world's largest insulin production company, the world's largest enzyme production, Denmark's largest refinery, the world's first indutrial symbiosis and not least some of the best engineers in the world. You will meet all of this through your educaton e.g. through project work, company visits, guest lecturers, a mentor arrangement and in the internship.


3 1/2 years including a 5 months internship in 6th semester

Study start

September 1st. If this is in a weekend, study start will be on the following Monday.


Study in Danish or English.


Applicants who are citizens in an EU or EEA country have access to free higher education in Denmark and therefore do not need to pay tuition fee.

Applicants who are citizens in a country outside the EU have to pay a tuition fee before the start of every semester. The price for every semester is listed below:

  • 1.-5. Semester DKK 50.175 / Approx. Euro 6.690
  • 6. Semester DKK 6.675 / Approx. Euro 890
  • 7. Semester DKK 50.175 / Approx. Euro 6.690
  • Total DKK 307.725 / Approx. Euro 41.030

Please note that the prices listed may change. You will receive information regarding payment for the upcoming semester once you are admitted.


Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology

Career paths

As a Bachelor of  Engineering in Biotechnology you acquire a wide range of career opportunities in the global job market - in Denmark and abroad.

You will obtain competences within production and development involving biotechnological processes. It could be solving tasks within the fields of chemical engineering, pharmaceutical science, food technology, quality assurance and control, environmental chemistry, and energy optimization. All areas covering scopes of food, feed and pharmaceutical production as well as the environmental and energy sectors.

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

Moreover, you can also work within research and development, as a consultant or within public administration handling e.g. environmental or regulatory affairs.

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University College Absalon

At Absalon, we offer professional bachelor programmes at several campuses around the region to Danish students as well as international students. Our programmes include social work, bioengineering, nursing, and teaching and our campuses are placed in seven cities, housing over...

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University College Absalon

Søndre Stationsvej 30
4200 Slagelse

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