Academic content · Sustainable Biotechnology (Copenhagen)
At Aalborg University we offer a research based state-of-the-art education in sustainable biotechnology incorporating the newest technologies and scientific results within the rapidly expanding fields of sustainable biotechnology. During this unique education you will achieve skills and competences within molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology, biorefineries, sustainability, and other scientific and technical research areas.
The sustainable biotechnology programme has been structured to ensure a clear technical and scientific progression in which you will obtain competences within molecular biology, biotechnology, microbiology, biorefineries, sustainability and other science and engineering research areas. Through the choice of projects you will have the opportunity to focus on either molecular biological biotechnology or process oriented sustainable biotechnology.
On the first semester, you will obtain an overview of current biological production (food production, pharmaceuticals, enzymes, ingredients and chemicals) and how it can be uncoupled from fossil resources.
On the second semester, the weight is put on biochemistry and cell biology in an applied perspective.
The first and the second semester establish the biological knowledge foundation of the education.
The organisms and their products are the focus of the third semester. The project deals with biofuels combining the knowledge of the organisms, their diversity and their processes.
On the fourth semester you will work with the processes involved in sustainable biotechnology. Your biological skills will be expanded with genetics and molecular biology and the focus will be modification of organisms for biological production.
The fifth semester is devoted to the design of a sustainable biotechnological process. This is supported by courses in biotechnological process techniques, mathematical modelling of biotechnological processes, and statistics.
The major part of the last semester is the bachelor project, which you can carry out in collaboration with a company or as a research project in your group. In the theory of science course you will be introduced to ethical problems and to the history of biotechnology. Finally you have 10 optional ECTS points, which can be used for other AAU courses or for courses e.g. at a foreign university.
As a Bachelor in Sustainable Biotechnology you have access to the two-year master education (Civil Engineering) in Sustainable Biotechnology. Take a look at our website.