Pursuant to Act 261 of March 18, 2015 on Universities (the University Act) with subsequent changes, the following curriculum is established. The programme also follows the Joint Programme Regulations and the Examination Policies and Procedures for The Faculty of Engineering and Science, The Faculty of Medicine and The Technical Faculty of IT and Design.
The Bachelor’s programme is organised in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Order no. 1328 of November 15, 2016 on Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes at Universities (the Ministerial Order of the Study Programmes) and Ministerial Order no. 1062 of June 30, 2016 on University Examinations (the Examination Order). Further reference is made to Ministerial Order no. 110 of January 30, 2017 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 114 of February 3, 2015 (the Grading Scale Order) with subsequent changes.
The programme is offered in Esbjerg.
The Bachelor’s programme falls under Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University.
The Bachelor’s programme falls under Study Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
The Bachelor’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on: Ingeniøruddannelsernes landsdækkende censorkorps – kemi.
Admission requires an upper secondary education.
According to the Admission Order, the programme’s specific entry requirements are:
And one of the following combinations:
The Bachelor’s programme entitles the graduate to the Danish designation Bachelor (BSc) i teknisk videnskab (kemi og bioteknologi). The English designation is: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology).
The Bachelor’s programme is a 3-year, research-based, full-time study programme. The programme is set to 180 ECTS credits.
The Study Board can approve successfully completed (passed) programme elements from other Bachelor’s programmes in lieu of programme elements in this programme (credit transfer). The Study Board can also approve successfully completed (passed) programme elements from another Danish programme or a programme outside of Denmark at the same level, in lieu of programme elements within this curriculum. Decisions on credit transfer are made by the Study Board based on an academic assessment. See the Joint Programme Regulations for the rules on credit transfer.
In exceptional circumstances, the Study Board study can grant exemption from those parts of the curriculum that are not stipulated by law or ministerial order. Exemption regarding an examination applies to the immediate examination.
The rules for examinations are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published by the faculty on their website.
In the assessment of all written work, regardless of the language it is written in, weight is also given to the student's formulation and spelling ability, in addition to the academic content. Orthographic and grammatical correctness as well as stylistic proficiency are taken as a basis for the evaluation of language performance. Language performance must always be included as an independent dimension of the total evaluation. However, no examination can be assessed as ‘Pass’ on the basis of good language performance alone; similarly, an examination normally cannot be assessed as ‘Fail’ on the basis of poor language performance alone.
The Study Board can grant exemption from this in special cases (e.g., dyslexia or a native language other than Danish).
The Bachelor’s project must include an English summary (or another foreign language: French, Spanish or German upon approval by the Study Board). If the project is written in English, the summary must be in Danish (The Study Board can grant exemption from this). The summary must be at least 1 page and not more than 2 pages (this is not included in any fixed minimum and maximum number of pages per student). The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
It is assumed that the student can read academic texts in his or her native language as well as in English and use reference works etc. in other European
The following competence profile will appear on the diploma:
A graduate of the Bachelor's programme has competencies acquired through an educational programme that has taken place in a research environment.
A graduate of the Bachelor's programme has fundamental knowledge of and insight into his/her subject's methods and scientific foundation. These properties qualify the graduate of the Bachelor’s programme for further education in a relevant Master’s programme as well as for employment on the basis of the educational programme
The programme is structured in modules and organised as a problem-based study. A module is a programme element or a group of programme elements, which aims to give students a set of professional skills within a fixed time frame specified in ECTS credits, and concluding with one or more examinations within specific exam periods. The examinations are defined in the curriculum.
The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organised based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:
The student must participate in all first year examinations by the end of the first year of study in the Bachelor's programme, in order to be able to continue the programme. The first year of study must be passed by the end of the second year of study, in order that the student can continue his/her Bachelor's programme.
In special cases, however, there may be exemptions from the above.
All modules are assessed through individual grading according to the 7-point scale orPass/Fail. All modules are assessed by external examination (external grading) or internal examination (internal grading or assessment by the supervisor only).
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|Chemical and Bio Industrial Products I||Project||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Chemical and Bio Industrial Products II||Project||10||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Problem-based Learning in Science, Technology and Society||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written exam|
|General Chemistry||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Calculus||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Chemical Reactions in Natural and Technical Systems||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Fundamental Chemical Engineering and Thermodynamics||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Biological Active Molecules – Introduction to Cell Biology and Biological Chemistry||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Linear Algebra||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Analysis of Chemical Systems||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Methods in Quantitative Chemical Analysis||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam|
|Inorganic and Organic Chemistry||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Applied Statistics||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Material Science||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Applied Microbiology||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Petrochemical Separation Processes||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Chemical Thermodynamics and Separation Process Engineering||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Microbial Biotechnology||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Material Science and Material Selection||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Chemical Process Engineering||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Bioprocess Engineering||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Refinery Products and Processes||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Chemical Reaction Engineering||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written and oral exam|
|Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Methods||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Design of Experiments||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam|
|Process Control, Instrumentation and Safety||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam|
|BSc Project in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology||Project||20||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
Knowledge and Scientific Method
Science and scientific methods are included through all projects (15 ECTS modules), as these are based on problem-based learning as a scientific method. There will be teaching about this, and other scientific tools in the courses: Problem-based learning in science, technology, society, science and entrepreneurship.
The Bachelor's program provides students with freedom of choice for individual profiling of their education. This freedom is achieved by the fact that both on 4th semester and 5th semester, there is an optional choice between several project modules. Also the bachelor's project provides opportunity to work on different subjects.
Commencement of Studies Exam
The commencement of studies exam does not yield ECTS credits and will not appear on the diploma.
Objective: The purpose of the commencement of studies exam is to ascertain whether students have actually commenced their studies. The students must participate in and pass the commencement of studies exam in order to continue their studies. If the students do not participate in or pass the commencement of studies exam or re-exam, the students’ enrollment at their studies will be terminated immediately after the re-exam.
The commencement of studies exam will be held within the first weeks of the 1st semester.
Content: The commencement of studies exam is based on the introduction course and contains for instance general questions about the students’ expectations and motivation for their choice of studies.
Re-exam: There will be only one commencement of studies re-exam. If the students do not participate in or do not pass the commencement of studies exam or re-exam, the students’ studies will be terminated before October 1st. The Study Board can grant exemption from the rules regarding the commencement of studies exam if there are unusual circumstances.
Examination format: Written exam
Assessment: Internal assessment. The students receive the assessment “Approved” or “Not approved” based on their answers to the written exam. The students receive the assessment “Approved” when the written exam is answered and handed in.
Appeal: The students can complain about the commencement of studies exam to the University. The complaint must be submitted to the University within two weeks from the result of the commencement of studies exam is announced. If the University rejects the complaint, the decision may be appealed to the Danish Agency of Science and Higher Education, if the appeal concerns legal issues.
The current version of the curriculum is published on the Board of Studies’ website, including more detailed information about the programme, including exams.
All students who have not participated in Aalborg University’s PBL introductory course during their Bachelor’s degree must attend the introductory course “Problem-based Learning and Project Management”. The introductory course must be approved before the student can participate in the project exam. For further information, please see the course description.
The curriculum is approved by the dean and enters into force as of September 2018.
Students who wish to complete their studies under the previous curriculum from 2017 must conclude their education by the summer examination period 2020 at the latest, since examinations under the previous curriculum are not offered after this time.
Minor editorial changes have been made in connection with the digitisation of the study curriculum.
January 25, 2019: It is required that the student has received the grade 4.0 in Mathematics A to be entitled to admission from September 1, 2019.