Eligibility

A bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical discipline (Industrial Engineering). A Committee will evaluate students with a different background case by case.

Subjects

Mandatory courses

Principle of food manufacturing; Trends in Food Industry Laboratory; Food Packaging Materials; Process and Plants of Food Industry; Quality Engineering; Logistic Management; Costs and Operations Management in Manufacturing Industry; Food Safety and Microbiology; Agro-food Supply Chain Future Perspectives

Other courses

Process Plant; Formulation Technology; Industrial Ecoefficiency; Sustainable Energy in Food Industry; Solid Waste Management and Treatment; Water and Waste-Water Treatment Technology; Products from Renewable Resources; Principles of Advanced Separations; Techniques for Safety (Industrial and Environmental)

Final Thesis

Mission and goals

Food Engineering aims at developing a new food industry culture and at training master degree-level students who are able to solve problems and to innovate the value chain of the food and beverage industry. Food engineers acquire strong skills in:

  • The chemical-physical and nutritional qualities of foods and beverages, and related product and process engineering.
  • Analyses and management of the entire supply chain of the modern food and beverage industry.
  • The context and the social, economic and environmental effects of production methods, regulatory policies, sustainability.

The program is interdisciplinary and focuses on the industrial food transformation technologies and on the analysis and modeling of the social, economic, and environmental effects of the production, from farm to fork.

Food engineering focuses on food and beverage processing, production, and preservation technologies; support the design of food products and production equipment; it takes care of quality management, certification and of food safety; it designs sustainable processes, considering the product life and the reduction of energy consumption connected with production and logistics.

The objective is to prepare culturally and professionally highly qualified technicians able to carry out and to manage activities related to research and design along the entire value chain of the food and beverage sector, operating at national and international level.

Career opportunities

The graduate in Food Engineering will fit the needs of the modern food and beverage industry, related to:

  • Process and product management and development (food and beverage).
  • Support in the design of plants and production equipment, service, and logistics facilities.
  • Management of technological services and plants in the food and beverage industry, along the entire value chain.
  • Maintenance and optimization of plants and processes.

Professional opportunities:

  • Food and beverage industries (production, processing, packaging, distribution, and marketing).
  • Engineering companies operating in the food and beverage sector.
  • Technical structures of the public administration.
  • Consultancy companies, also with regard to safety and sustainability issues along the entire value chain of the food industry.

Application

The application for a Laurea Magistrale Programme (equivalent to an MSc degree) requires only a few steps:
  1. Register your personal data;
  2. Apply online;
  3. Send the application receipt and the original transcripts in hardcopy to our International Admissions Office.
You can apply for two Master of Science programs at the same time (1st and 2nd choice); if you are admitted to both of them you will be asked to accept the study program you prefer. Applicants of Architecture and Design will have their second choice evaluated only if not admitted to their first choice. Therefore, please select your program of preference as your first choice.
In order to start the evaluation process, you must upload all the documents required and make sure that your original academic transcripts are received by the International Admission Office within the deadline. Incomplete applications (i.e. missing/not valid documents, no matter if online/sent by post) will be automatically rejected. The International Admissions Office will consider your application only if your transcripts are received by the deadline and if your online application is complete.

Fees

Once admitted, in order to confirm your acceptance, you will be asked to pay an administrative fee of 172,20 €, either by credit card or by bank transfer. The administrative fee will be deducted from the second installment and will not be refunded in case of withdrawal.

Tuition fees for each academic year are divided into two installments. The first installment must be paid upon enrolment, the second within the deadlines. The due amount must be entirely paid and cannot be divided in further installments.

Tuition Fees for EEA Students

  • Tuition fees for EEA students range from about 895,20 € to 3898,20 € for a year.
  • The first installment corresponds to 895,20€.
  • The second installment is variable. It is calculated on the basis of family income: students will be placed in different income brackets according to the ISEE declaration.
  • The second installment is also based on the number of credits (CFU/ECTS) included in the Study plan.
  • Students admitted on the 1st semester usually have a standard yearly study plan between 46 and 73 CFU, which corresponds to 100% of the tuition fees due.
  • Students admitted on the 2nd semester usually have a standard yearly study plan of about 30 CFU, which corresponds to 50% of the tuition due.

Tuition Fees for Non-EEA Students

  • Tuition fees for Non-EEA students correspond automatically to the full contribution of 3898,20€.
  • The first installment corresponds to 895,20€.
  • The second installment corresponds to 3003€. The sum may be adjusted according to the number of credits (CFU/ECTS) included in the Study plan.
  • Students admitted on the 1st semester usually have a standard yearly study plan between 46 and 74 CFU, which corresponds to 100% of the tuition fees due (3003 €).
  • Students admitted on the 2nd semester usually have a standard yearly study plan of about 30 to 32 CFU, which corresponds to 50% of the tuition due (1501,50 €).
Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated September 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
Duration
2 years
Full-time
Price
3,898 EUR
Tuition fees for Non-EEA students correspond automatically to the full contribution of 3898,20€. Tuition fees for EEA students range from about 895,20 € to 3898,20 € per year.
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