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Bachelor’s Degree in Food Bioprocesses

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Program overview
4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
7,500 EUR
September 2022

7,500 EUR
September 2023

7,500 EUR
September 2024

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About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Food Bioprocesses

The URV is the only university in Spain to offer this course. Food Bioprocess Studies are divided into two blocks: 3 academic years (180 ECTS credits) + 1 academic year (60 ECTS credits). Both degrees are official qualifications and are adapted to the European Higher Education Area.

The first block consists of the three-year Bachelor's Degree in Food Bioprocesses, in which you will specialize in food processing and biotechnological products. As an expert in food bioprocesses, you will be able to design and apply effective, environmentally-friendly methods to the production and processing of various biological products used for food and for research purposes and biotechnological development.

In the second block, the additional academic year, you will become a fully qualified professional engineer in Food Bioprocesses.

Why study Food Bioprocesses at the URV?

  • They are unique studies throughout the State that will allow you to train to take advances in biotechnology and food to an industrial scale.
  • We are a reference center in the application of innovative learning methods. Integrated blueprints, which allow the development of teamwork, leadership, communication, active learning and innovation skills, are present in each course. The use of this type of innovative teaching methodologies will facilitate the development of the essential skills to access the world of work in complex modern society.
  • You will be able to complete your practical training with 300 hours of internships in the industries of the sector, both in Catalonia and abroad.

This course is also taught in Catalan.

Admission requirements

Candidates should have good oral and written skills in Catalan or Spanish and an elementary level of English. Candidates should also have basic IT skills.

Candidates should have a good grounding in the sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology) and basic technology, to the level of the upper secondary education qualification (baccalaureate) in technology or sciences.

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

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Program content

1st Year


  • Mathematics I
  • Fundamentals of Process Engineering

First Semester

  • Graphic Expression
  • Physics
  • Chemistry I

Second Semester

  • Computing in Process Engineering
  • Physicochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Biology
  • Chemistry II

2nd Year


  • Fundamentals of Food Production
  • Food Chemistry and Analysis

First Semester

  • Mathematics II
  • Soil Science and Climatology
  • Thermal Engineering

Second Semester

  • Economy and Industrial Organization
  • Fluid Mechanical Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Food Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Kinetics and Reaction Engineering

3rd Year


  • Environmental Technology
  • Integrated Unit Operations Laboratory
  • Quality Systems in Food Industries

First Semester

  • Food Bioprocesses and Food Safety
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Management and Valorisation of Agroindustrial By-products
  • Separation Process Design

Second Semester

  • Electrical engineering
  • Strength of Materials and Structural Calculations
  • Technological Bases of Animal Production
  • Bioprocess and Food Engineering
  • Process Modeling in Food and Biological Systems

4th Year

First Semester

  • Cartography and Topography
  • Technical office
  • Phytotechnics
  • Marketing and Valuation in the Agri-Food Industries
  • Agri-food constructions
  • Thermal Machines and Engines
  • Facilities Engineering in the Agri-Food Industries

Second Semester

  • Crop Protection
  • Final Degree Project
  • External Internships
  • Optional

Scholarships & funding

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


The tuition fee for both EU and International students is: 5650 EUR


Credits: 35

Career paths

  • Engineer responsible for the area of processing of products of biological origin, especially food
  • Engineer in the areas of research, innovation and product design
  • Engineer or engineer of the environmental management area
  • Engineer of the process control and automation area
  • Engineer in the area of management, logistics and marketing of products of biological origin, especially food
  • Engineer of the department of management and quality control of products and processes

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

The Rovira i Virgili University (URV) is a young and dynamic university serving the needs of society, with an international outlook and a close relationship with our immediate socioeconomic environment. Located in Tarragona, approximately 100 kms south-west of Barcelona on...

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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

C. de l'Escorxador, s/n
43003 Tarragona Catalonia

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