Current MSc programs
Honors Programs and Elite Education
Relations between new and old MSc Programs
Study lines and specializations, focus areas
Prospective MSc students:
Application etc.: How, when, where and what and other practical information
Questions about application and admission procedures
The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (DTU Chemical Engineering) offers a full range of graduate studies starting with research based MSc-studies and continuing with PhD-studies.
Current MSc programs.
The MSc programs and study lines in which DTU Chemical Engineering has a leading role are:
Graduates of these programs are well qualified for employment in a wide range of industries, including chemical, biotechnical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical, and may also be qualified for PhD studies.
Honors Programs and Elite Education.
Highly qualified and dedicated students may apply for admission to an Honors Program (available in connection with all MSc programs) or to a special Elite MSc education in Industrial Research and Innovation. General information about elite programs and honors programs may be obtained from DTU's website while the contents are described in "Hello Future" in connection with the MSc Programs in general. Special information about both program types at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering will be made available as the programs are developed. Presently a descriptive flyer about the elite program is available. Both Honors Programs and Elite Education graduates will be obvious candidates for PhD scholarships.
Admission to the PhD program requires the applicant to have an MSc degree before the formal start of PhD-studies. Thus, if you have a bachelor’s degree you must enroll in an MSc-program and complete that before starting on PhD-studies. Please note that admission to PhD-studies is not automatic; admission requires a sufficiently high grade average on MSc courses as well as acceptance by a PhD advisor. Graduates already holding an MSc degree should contact prospective PhD advisors in the research centers before applying.
The MSc-programs at DTU are of two years duration while the PhD-programs comprise three years’ studies and research work. MSc-students from EU/EEA countries will not be charged tuition. MSc-students from non-EU/EEA countries will, however, be charged tuition. PhD-students will be paid a substantial scholarship irrespective of nationality. Hence a qualified student from outside EU/EEA whose goal is to complete the full five-year course of graduate studies should consider the economies of all five years combined.
Relations between new and old MSc programs.
The MSc in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering replaced from September 2006 the international MSc in Chemical Engineering program and parts of the Danish MSc program (“retning”) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Also bioprocess engineering aspects of both the International MSc in Biotechnology and the Danish MSc program (“retning”) Biotechnology are included in the MSc in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering program.
The MSc in Advanced and Applied Chemistry replaced from September 2006 parts of the Danish MSc program (“retning”) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
Study lines and specializations, focus areas.
Students starting September 2007 or before had the possibility of being admitted either to a general MSc program or in some cases to more restrictive specializations under the general program. Students admitted to a specialization should satisfy special requirements, and, eventually, will graduate with a special MSc degree.
Students who gain admission after September 2007 will only have to satisfy the requirements of the general MSc program to which they are admitted. Specializations have been discontinued as special degrees. Instead students may choose to complete their studies following socalled study lines. No special titles will be conferred, but students satifying the study line may request a diploma supplement as documentation.
Students in doubt about their status with respect to specializations or study lines should consult the coordinator of the MSc program or specialization to which they were originally admitted.
MSc programs without study lines may in their descriptions refer to narrower fields of study. Such narrower fields are designated differently, and they are only ways of giving informal guidance about organization of individual study plans. The MSc in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering thus operates with focus areas. Students completing their studies within a focus area will NOT receive and may NOT request any special documentation.