Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering

Technology based on biology

About the programme
Quota 1 2018: All admitted   |   Quota 2 2018: -  
: Danish  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / September

Admission requirements

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To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:

qualifying examination as well as the following specific admission requirements (A, B and C refers to the subject level in the Danish upper secondary school with A being the highest level possible):

  • Danish (level A)
  • English (level B)
  • Mathematics (level A)
  • And one of these combinations:
    • Physics (level B) and Chemistry (level B)
    • Physics (level B) and Biotechnology (level A)
    • Chemistry (level B) and Geoscience (level A)

If there are any subjects you have not completed at the required level, you can take them as supplementary courses or as a summer supplementary course (conditional Admission).

The admission requirements must be met and documented by 5 July in the year of application unless you apply for conditional admission.


Quota 2

Like quota 1 applicants, quota 2 applicants must have passed a qualifying examination, and they must also fulfil the specific admission requirements above.

Quota 2 applicants are individually evaluated on the basis of:

  1. a grade average calculated on the basis of the particularly relevant subjects (Quota 2 subjects), listed below
  2. other particularly relevant documented qualifications.

Read more about Aarhus University's quota 2 criteria.

Quota 2 subjects:

Mathematics (level A)

Physics (level B) or Geoscience (level A)

Chemistry (level B) or Biotechnology (level A)

Admission 2019

In 2019 a new entry requirement is introduced. To apply for admission in 2019 you must have a grade point average of 7.0 in your qualifying examination and at least 7.0 grade in average in Mathematics A.

NB! The new grade requirement is not required for admission with winter start 2019.

Entrance examination

Applicants who do not meet or do not expect to meet the grade requirement of minimum 7.0 in Mathematics and an average of 7.0 in the qualifying examination, may apply for admission via an entrance examination. A passed entrance examination is equated with both grade requirements.

For applicants who wish to participate in an entrance examination, the application deadline is 15 March 12.00 (midday)

Quota 2 criteria

If there are more qualified applicants, that is more applicants who pass the entrance examination, than there are study places, the following criteria will be included in the assessment of applications:

  • Score from admission test
  • Average in Mathematics
  • Average in the qualifying examination.

Degree Programme Structure

You  take advanced courses in the fundamental natural sciences subjects such as maths, physics and chemistry.  The degree programme also includes engineering subjects, lab work and practical exercises in a full-scale test facility, where you learn how to use the equipment and master the processes which will enable you to apply your knowledge of science to create value.

You work on solving problems and creating new possibilities in fields such as medical biotechnology, biomechanics, environmental technology, medical diagnosis, nutrition, industrial biotechnology, bioenergy, process control, and much more.

The programme develops your scientific expertise in addition to deep analytical and theoretical understanding of the field at the highest level of abstraction. For this reason, your core subjects include a good deal of maths, including calculations and process modelling, as well as chemistry, through which you learn to understand molecules and reactions in biological systems.

You learn about the manipulation of cells, enzymes and microorganisms on a theoretical level, while courses with an engineering focus teach you to apply your knowledge to designing cultivation processes in a wide variety of contexts.

The courses are research-based, and you have access to the latest advances in your field even as a Bachelor’s student. And as an integrated aspect of the programme, you also participate in applied sciences projects with the university’s researchers in the field, and in many cases with companies as well.


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