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Study programme

Food Technology/Food Economics (Lebensmitteltechnologie/Lebensmittelwirtschaft) Bachelor of Engineering

Food technologist

Every day we consume food and trust in its quality and safety. In order to ensure the population is adequately supplied with high-quality, safe and long-lasting food, detailed knowledge of technological processes and sound business management skills are necessary. The bachelor's programme in Food Technology/Food Economics (Lebensmitteltechnology/Lebensmittelwirtschaft) combines both. In addition to the classical engineering focus of food technology, a second focus offers a combination of engineering and business studies.

Why choose this programme

  • Unique in Germany's higher education landscape

    due to its educational combination of technology and economics
  • Excellent prospects after graduation

    High demand on the labour market for food technologists and food economists
  • Relaxed atmosphere with practical relevance

    Close contact among students and professors, lecturers and the food industry itself

Your future in the food industry

Fields of employment for graduates of Food Technology/Food Economics

The food industry as a whole represents one of the largest economic sectors in Germany. The industry is diverse and dominated by medium-sized companies. Your career prospects are excellent: food technologists and food economists have been in constant demand on the labour market for years! Thanks to the diverse, practice-based range of subjects and the specialisation in one core field of study, you can qualify to enter a career that fits your own personal interests. The areas of employment are as broad as the food industry itself, whether in agriculture and the animal feed industry, in the food processing industry or in food retailing, at food testing institutions, plant manufacturers or marketing organisations, associations, and national and international political institutions, or even in related sectors such as biotechnology or the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences offers you a practice-based degree programme and has many years of close cooperation with regional and national companies, and with the ttz (Bremerhaven Technology Transfer Centre).

Facts about the study programme

  • Degree of Studies

    Bachelor of Engineering
  • Study Form

    Full-time study
  • Term of Admission

  • Term of Admission

    Winter semester
  • Main Course Language

  • Standard Period of Study

    7 Semester

Unlock your potential

Entfalte dein Potential

The bachelor's programme Food Technology/Food Economics (Lebensmitteltechnology/Lebensmittelwirtschaft) is offered as a seven-semester programme. The educational mix of technology and business makes the study programme unique in Germany's higher education landscape. Students decide on one of the two focus areas prior to the third semester: food technology or food economics. Built on the bachelor's programme, Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences offers the consecutive master's programme in Food Technology.

Programme overview

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Food Technology/Food Economics

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Food Technology / Food Economics

Hello everyone! I'm Michèle and I've been studying food technology/economics at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences since the winter semester 2019. Since July 2021 I am the student mentor for LTW. At the moment I am working on my bachelor thesis. You are interested in studying or have general questions about the study/study content, then feel free to contact me by mail or via the Instagram account.