Master of Engineering - Chemistry (MSc)

This study programme is relevant for you if you already have a bachelor degree in Chemistry and Biotechnology and want to enhance your skills.

With a master of science in engineering degree in Chemistry, you can work in the production of phytopharmacology, food products, medicines or clean energy. You will also be qualified for consultancy work and project management in chemical, environmental and biotechnological industries.

As a master student, you can specialise in one of four areas: Biotechnology and Bio-refining, Functional Materials, Academic Profile in Chemical Process Engineering, Organic Synthesis and Catalysis.

Programme structure

This is a two-year master programme. To study a master degree in Chemistry you must have a relevant bachelor degree (three years of the previous study at university level).

At the master programme, you choose an academic profile; the area in which you want to specialise.

Academic profiles

Presently, you can choose between Biotechnology and Bio-refining, Functional Materials, Academic Profile in Chemical Process Engineering and Organic Synthesis and Catalysis.
Regardless of your academic profile, you will acquire a range of general competencies in the numerical method, statistics, physical chemistry, the theory of science, risk assessment and economics. Get an overview of the Programme structure.

You will learn to design, plan and optimise chemical and biotechnical processing plants and products – based on technical, resource and environmental considerations. You will be qualified to run laboratory work as well as to develop and validate analytical measuring methods.

With a master of science in engineering degree in Chemistry, you will be qualified for consultancy assignments as well as research and development tasks within the core competencies which you have acquired through your academic profile.


Study environment

Each year more than 1500 international students from all over the world choose to study at the University of Southern Denmark, so you will become part of a lively international student environment.

We believe that engineers of today must have a global perspective and experience and we encourage international as well as Danish students to spend one or two semesters abroad on an internship or as exchange students.

Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centred approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem-based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out project work in small teams.

Many different career options

With a master of science in engineering degree in Chemistry, you will have a range of job opportunities – in Denmark and abroad. The degree qualifies you for work in production, development and environmental control in, for example, the medical and food industry.

It is also possible to continue on a three-year research programme which will lead to a PhD degree.

Another option is to study an industrial research programme which is carried out in close cooperation with a company where you are employed.

Graduates who have completed this master programme are entitled to use the title of Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Chemistry).

Entry requirements

1. A bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Microbiology with solid knowledge and understanding of chemical reaction engineering.

Applicants with a similar bachelor’s degree if their academic qualifications correspond with the bachelor degrees mentioned above.

Additional requirements may apply for the different profiles of the master's programme.

2. English language skills.

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Last updated June 17, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 years
- Free for EU/EEA students. Price for non-EU/EEA students, per year: EUR 13900
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