Summer University

Each summer, DTU Chemical Engineering teaches a four week summer course for international students.

Our Summer University offers an ambitious and unique program with exercises within a wide range of unit operations at our pilot plant. We wish to show the possibilities and limitations of the theory and achieve practical experience and improved understanding of the processes by performing experiments in semi-technical and technical scale with process equipment, which is used in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Learning Philosophy

Our goal is to put students in situations similar to what can be expected in real industrial life and by working in our pilot plant you are as close to working with real life facilities as it is possible at a university.

As a summer university student you will update your theoretical plant and process knowledge through the experiments, plan your work, take the necessary process decisions including safety measures, control and react upon events, search information and write industrial reports - all in all act and think as a real process engineer.

Learn more about DTU, the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering as well our unique 700m2 pilot plant facilities.  

Previous summer university students' experiences

“For engineering it is hard to study abroad so this is one of the few options we have. And it is a much different setup here than at our school. So just seeing the different technology or how things are done abroad helps us in the workforce”,

- Izy Godsey and Lexi Romine, University of Alabama

"I have learned a lot of things here. The class, the content in the unit operation course and the laboratory experiments are very good. But the report is very hard to write and it is difficult to submit a report in such short time", 

- Zeng Ying, SDC in Beijing.

“I decided to come to Denmark because it was a great opportunity to expand my cultural experience, meet new people, learn in a first-class laboratory, and see a different part of the world. It was everything I had hoped for and more”,

 - Megan Torman, Alabama University

"It is great to be in a place with state of the art laboratory facilities, as we don’t have that at home", 

- Student from Auburn University

“I haven’t had much experience with actual big machinery and chemical engineering, so I enjoy getting the experience and learning how to use the equipment that you would see in plants - which I wouldn’t have access to normally".

 - Student from Virginia Tech

DTU Chemical Engineering
Building 229
Søltofts Plads 229
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Tlf. 4525 2800

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Practical Information

Anne Helene Juul
Administrative Officer
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 28 36


Steen Larsen
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 28 04
Ivan Hundebøl
Chemical Engineer, Course responsible
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 29 33