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MSc in Food Engineering

Politecnico di Milano
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Politecnico di Milano

Program description

MSc in Food Engineering

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.

Admission requirements

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

Students With A University Qualification Obtained Outside Italy

Applicants to Master of Science programs are required to have a Bachelor degree or be in the process of completing a Bachelor degree. Admitted applicants will have to graduate before the enrollment.

Your undergraduate level program must contain subjects closely related to the MSc program you are applying to.

An English Or Italian Language Proficiency Certificate

If your bachelor degree was taught in English, you may upload a document certified by your university attesting the teaching language instead of the language certificate.

Country-Specific Requirements Related To Your Degree

If you studied in one of the countries listed in the institute wesbite, please read carefully the information and the details about the documents to be provided. If the country where you have completed/are studying your Bachelor degree is not listed in the institute website then there is no Country-specific requirements.

The requirements (minimum GPA included) are strict, and no exceptions will be considered.

Foreign Students With A University Qualification Obtained In Italy

If you have an Italian university qualification you may be admitted to graduate degree courses under the same conditions as Italian students.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

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

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees for EEA students and Non-EEA students resident in Italy range from about 895,20 € to 3898,20 € for year
  • Tuition fees for Non-EEA students correspond automatically to the full contribution of 3898,20 €

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 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 food industry

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About this institute

Politecnico di Milano

Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe, as it offers high-quality teaching and a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in Architecture, Design and Engineering taught in English. According to...

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Politecnico di Milano

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milan Lombardy

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