Process Engineering of Beer Production

About the Opportunity

Students in the Chemical Engineering Technology (CHY) program in the School of Biological Sciences & Applied Chemistry have the opportunity to travel to Aarhus, Denmark – originally a fortified Viking settlement – for two weeks to participate in a faculty-led program abroad (FLPA). In collaboration with the Business Academy Aarhus, students will complete a research-based project focused on the chemical engineering, chemical and microbiological testing, and sensory analysis of the beer-brewing process. As part of this project, students will brew their own beer using the school’s pilot-scale brewery and utilize a variety of chemical and microbial characterization techniques to gain insight into the process of brewing beer.



  • June 15 to 26, 2020



In order to be eligible to participate, students must:

  1. be enrolled full-time at Seneca
  2. be enrolled in the CHY program
  3. have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  4. be enrolled in OCC433 at the time of the exchange


Students receive credit towards a portion of the laboratory component of their OCC433 (Occupational Health and Chemistry I) course.


Number of available spaces for Seneca participants

maximum of 15



Students will stay at City Sleep-In.


Cost of Opportunity

Approximately $3,000 (see Travel Grant for funding to offset costs).


  • round trip airfare to Denmark
  • 14 nights of accommodation
  • course-related trips and expenses

Does not include

  • required visas (if necessary)
  • mandatory travel insurance
  • vaccinations (if necessary)
  • meals
  • personal spending money
  • transportation to and from campus and airport


Travel grant

To help offset the cost of participation, accepted students will receive a $1,000 International Experience Grant from the International Mobility Office.


How to apply

Application process is now closed.




Next steps

  • Students will learn acceptance status by Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.
  • A $500 non-refundable deposit will be due by 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 to confirm participation.


Additional information

  • International students at Seneca who are interested in participating in this opportunity are required to meet with an international student adviser on their campus to ensure their program of study and/or study permit will not be impacted by travelling abroad. This must take place as soon as possible in the application process.
  • All accepted students are responsible for ensuring that they meet Denmark’s entry and exit requirements. This information is subject to change at any time. At the present moment, a tourist visa is not required for Canadian citizens holding a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date you expect to leave the Schengen area.
  • All students who do not hold a valid Canadian passport are advised to consult The Royal Danish Consulate General in Toronto to confirm their visa requirements.