The two-year Master’s degree programme in process technology at the University of Aarhus targets students from tertiary education institutions in Denmark and abroad. A technical Bachelor’s degree programme followed by an advanced studies programme in process technology leads to a graduate engineering degree – MSc (Engineering). When combined with a Bachelor’s degree programme in a science subject, it leads to a Master’s degree in technical science – MSc (Technical Science). The degree programme is both practical and research-oriented and is aimed at the business community, research institutions and the public sector. Because the degree programme is also very flexible, you have an opportunity to shape it in accordance with your academic interests. You can choose to undertake a period of practical training in a private sector company or you can work with more research-based case studies at the university. The degree programme is offered jointly by the University of Aarhus and the Engineering College of Aarhus, which means that you benefit from two strong academic environments.
You do not need to have knowledge of the Danish language before commencing the degree programme. At the University of Aarhus, the teaching is in English unless all participants speak Danish.
The teaching at the University of Aarhus is greatly influenced by the research carried out here, as the teachers are active researchers. At the Engineering College of Aarhus, on the other hand, you experience other forms of teaching, such as project work. As a Master’s degree student, you have excellent opportunities for working with researchers in the laboratory and you can also complete a project in collaboration with a private company or a public institution.
The Master’s thesis written during the last term of the Master’s degree programme can be carried out in collaboration with an industrial partner and, in this context, you benefit from the down-to-earth, informal atmosphere between staff and students. When you write your thesis, you become associated with a group of researchers of your own choice. In this way, you can participate in the group’s research projects, academic discussions and articles. You can specialise in a topic within a broad area that includes process design and upscaling processes right through from the laboratory to production, as well as the management and adjustment of chemical processes on an industrial scale.