Chemical and Biotechnical Technology and Food Technology

Bachelor top-up programme - 1½ year - 90 ECTS

The final intake for this programme in English will be with study start in January 2022.

This programme is the Bachelor top-up for the Chemical and Biotechnical Science programme. The programme takes 1½ years and is a dynamic way to get a longer, higher education degree and additional job opportunities.

This entire programme is taught in English.

Enhanced professionalism, global outlook and interdisciplinary competencies

With a Bachelor in Chemical and Biotechnical Technology and Food Technology, your academic professionalism will be strengthened and your competencies in planning, coordination and project management will be improved. You will learn how to operate in national and international laboratory environments, and you will be up-to-date with the technological, scientific and social development.

You will be trained to acquire new knowledge within an area which constantly evolves. Your strengths will be the interdisciplinary focus, where you will be able to coordinate, facilitate and implement across various professions. You will also be able to translate and implement technical research results so that they can be implemented in practice. You will use both your analytical and practical skills to solve tasks within development, product manufacturing and research.

The coordinator of development and quality assurance

After 1½ years you will have the skills to tackle the tasks of the future in both public and private companies. With a Bachelor’s top-up, you can work as a bio technician or a chemical technician, with research and development, or as a teacher. You will typically be employed in a project management function where you will coordinate planning, development, execution, documentation and quality assurance.

Go abroad as part of your degree

You can study, join a summer school or take your internship abroad during the programme.

Take subjects from the programme - while you are working

You can’t commit to 1½ years of full-time study? Then you can take the programme subjects as individual courses - for example while you are working. All teaching is in English. Read more about individual subjects here (only in Danish - contact us for information in English)


The programme is comprised of:

  • a common part for all
  • two specialisation options
  • an internship in a company in Denmark or abroad
  • a final Bachelor's project

Commerce (5 ECTS)

Applied mathematics and physical chemistry (5 ECTS)

Applied statistics and planning of experiments (5 ECTS)

Production and quality control (5 ECTS)

Statistical experimental design (5 ECTS)

Communication and theory of science (5 ECTS)

Chemical technology (15 ECTS)

Biotechnology (15 ECTS)


Food quality (15 ECTS)

Food technology (15 ECTS)

Internship (15 ECTS)

Bachelor's project (15 ECTS)

The common part teaches you how to apply mathematics, commerce, production and quality control, plan experiments and communicate in relation to your specialisation. In connection with your specialisation you will work with subjects that relate to laboratory or food technologies. You'll learn how to acquire and study new academic knowledge.

Before the programme begins you must determine which of the two lines of specialisation you want to take.

Chemical and Biotechnical Technology

You'll learn to independently describe, analyse, critically assess and communicate test results in relation to chemical and biotechnical technology. You will learn how to draw conclusions and correlate with similar results. You will also acquire qualifications in the planning, realisation and assessment of multi-stage organic synthesis and fermentation - including upstream and downstream processes.

Food Technology

You'll learn how to identify, analyse and assess problems in relation to the production and quality of food. You'll work with packing and learn to prepare, implement and be in charge of self-regulation systems. Finally, the programme teaches you to work in an innovative manner from the conceptual stage to the finished food product.

Apply for admission

Here is information about admission requirements and how to apply for the Chemical and Biotechnology and Food Technology programme at Business Academy Aarhus.

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to this degree programme, you must have completed one of the following programmes:

  • AP Degree in Chemical and Biotechnical Science 
  • AP Degree in Process Technology

If you are applying without a qualifying Danish AP degree – but have a comparable educational degree – we will evaluate your actual competencies and motivation. Contact our student counselling at or phone 7228 6020 to learn about your options and any possible additional requirements.

English requirements

In order to be admitted to the programme, you must have documented qualifications in English.

English requirements

If you have a Danish AP degree taught in English, you fulfill the English requirement.

If you do not have a Danish AP degree taught in English, you must have passed English at a level equivalent to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination with a GPA of minimum 3,0 on the Danish scale. This means that international applicants must have had English for at least 210 hours during the last three years of their upper secondary education.*

In addition, applicants with a foreign upper secondary education must pass an internationally approved test as an entrance exam that we use as a selection criterion. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:

We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: 6,5
  • IELTS Indicator: 6,5
  • TOEFL: 83 
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 83
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced: 180 (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced: Grade A, B or C)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency: 200
  • Oxford Online Placement test: C1 (min. 85 in each part). We only accept this test when it is completed at Business Academy Aarhus (sign up here) or through an officially approved partner agency.

Please note that the English test is valid for 2 years.

For non-EU applicants, we only accept IELTS and TOEFL.

Native English speakers, applicants with an IB Diploma and applicants with Nordic entrance exams (including applicants with a qualifying examination from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland, or Ireland) are exempt from an English test. Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the language of instruction is English) must submit a test.

Complete your English test at Business Academy Aarhus

* Note that classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours.

Applicants with a qualifying exam from Denmark

All applicants must have passed English at level B from the Danish upper secondary examination with a GPA of minimum 3,0.

How to apply

If you meet the admission requirements, you can apply for admission regardless of your qualifying exam average. We will consider all received applications.

There is admission to this programme once a year, with study start in January. You apply through our online application form. You can apply from 15 September.

The final intake for this programme in English will be with study start in January 2022.

Please note that all applicants must upload all documentation by the application deadline.

1 October at 12 midday
  • If you are a national from a country outside the EU
  • If you have a qualifying exam from a country outside the EU

You can find all the special requirements for non-EU applicants here

1 November at 12 midday
1 December at 12 midday
  • If you have a Danish qualifying exam (including applicants completing an AP degree from Denmark before study start)

Before we can process your application, we need all the appropriate documents as proof of the information you have provided in your application.

See what documentation you have to send with your application

On programmes with study start in August, the first day will be Wednesday 25 August 2021. 

On programmes with study start in January, the first day will be Monday 31 January 2022. Study start for Chemical and Biotechnical Technology and Food Technology is Monday 7 February 2022, though.

Should a programme, study line or specialisation that you applied for not be offered anyway, you will be contacted directly. The subsequent specialisations we offer will depend on the number of applicants. If there are not enough applicants for both a Danish and an international line, we reserve the right to only offer one.


In your 3rd semester, you will do an internship in a company.

In your internship, you will get to test your newly acquired skills in a company and get insight into future work assignments and career opportunities. You will be able to connect your theoretical knowledge with practical experience and at the same time strengthen your CV.

In the internship, you can try a specific field of work and then focus your programme in relation to your career plans. As part of your internship, you must write a reflection report based on what you have learnt - and include your reflections on what you will do to ensure the continued development of your competencies. 

The internship is a mandatory part of your programme, and it is your responsibility to find an internship company. To help, we have a wide range of tools and contacts available, e.g. via our job and internship portal.

Get advice from our student, Teddy, on how to find an internship in Denmark

Cooperation with a lot of companies

Business Academy Aarhus cooperates closely with a wide range of private and public companies. Contact with the business community creates real-life teaching – for the benefit of the students, the programme and the companies.

You will, first and foremost, encounter cooperation with the business community in connection with project work and your internship. We also invite guest speakers to contribute with their experience and the latest trends from the business community. For exams, we also use co-examiners from the business community.

Career options

With a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biotechnical Technology and Food Technology, you will be working with research, development or production. You will typically be employed by companies that work with food, pharmaceuticals, biological, chemical or microbiological processes. Your next job title could be: 

  • biotechnican 
  • chemical technician
  • researcher
  • teacher
  • project manager

Continue with your education

A Bachelor top-up degree from Business Academy Aarhus is a dynamic pathway to higher education. A Bachelor top-up degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a research university. A number of our graduates enrol in relevant post-graduate or Master programmes in Denmark or abroad. Please note that you may need to take supplementary courses to meet the admission requirements.

Do you want to know more?

If you want to continue studying, you can get counselling from the educational institution that you want to be admitted to.

You are also welcome to contact our student and career counsellors for further information about careers and further education.

Student life

When you embark on a higher education programme with us, you'll get:

  • a top-quality internationally recognised degree
  • combined theory and practice in small classes of 20-35 students, which ensures close contact between lecturer and students
  • focus on learning in small teams, with real-life cases in collaboration with companies
  • a compulsory internship as well as excellent job opportunities during and after your studies
  • a great international experience in a vibrant, active and culturally diverse city
  • Danish lessons on campus
  • plenty of other social activities. 

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Info for international applicants

There are a lot of practical matters you need to know in order to get a good start and have a pleasant stay in Denmark.

Find information about housing, financial issues, permits ect. here

Get a buddy

All international students are offered a Buddy. A Buddy is a current Academy student, who volunteers to help new international students get off to a good start in Aarhus.

Get more information - and apply for a buddy here

Study satisfaction

Every two years we carry out – in cooperation with the Ministry and together with the other Danish educational institutions – a survey of the study satisfaction among our students. The survey is called ‘Learning barometer’.

See the latest results from the ‘Learning Barometer’ at Business Academy Aarhus here

Compare Higher Education programmes

On Uddannelseszoom (in Danish only), you can compare results from the ‘Learning Barometer’ across all higher education institutions in Denmark. You can, among other things, compare salary levels and see how graduates got their first job.

Teaching evaluation

Every year we carry out a teacher evaluation where our students evaluate the teaching they receive.

See the results of the latest teacher evaluation here