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Study programme

Food Technology (Lebensmitteltechnologie) Master of Engineering

Experts in the food industry

The food industry is one of the largest employers in Germany. This is reflected in the steadily increasing demand for more highly qualified graduates in this area, especially for developing innovative products and processes. The food industry is driven by a number of trends that require innovative change and further development in the product range of foods. Sustainability, regionality, superfoods and health are just a few of the buzzwords that have become very important in recent years. This is one of the reasons why the master's programme in Food Technology focuses on the topic of 'product innovation'. In this context, the master's students engage in the practice-based development of completely innovative foodstuffs with novel techno-functional properties. The in-depth study programme in engineering combined with training in the necessary leadership skills equips the graduates to successfully navigate a medium-sized company or even one of the many well-known global players into the future. In addition, the master's students benefit from the outstanding economic role the food industry plays in the Bremen region and especially at the Bremerhaven location, particularly as a centre for fish processing.

Why choose this programme

  • Focus on innovation

    Application-oriented studies at a high academic level in a modern, well-equipped study environment
  • Excellent prospects after graduation

    Increasing demand for qualified management personnel
  • High practical relevance

    Support from private industry in the vicinity of the university

Your future in the food industry

Activities, research and professional profile

The study programme is geared towards the education of food technologists for management positions in the food industry, which has been a stable and forward-looking sector for a long time. The specialisations on offer will suitably equip you for your work in the food industry. Tasks include the areas of product and process development, project and department management, development of new technologies, use of new raw materials, planning, project management and logistics, as well as the supply and production of ingredients. As a graduate, you will be qualified as both a specialist and a manager to perform comprehensive tasks at middle and higher management level. In addition, you can use your knowledge in other industrial sectors, such as animal feed technology or biotechnology, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, and instrumentation and control engineering. Food technologists are also needed in professional associations and testing institutions. It is also possible to work in the field of applied research and development.

Facts about the study programme

  • Degree of Studies

    Master of Engineering
  • Study Form

    Full-time study
  • Term of Admission

  • Term of Admission

    Summer semester
  • Main Course Language

  • Standard Period of Study

    3 Semester

Unlock your potential

The Master of Food Technology includes:
• three semesters of full-time study with a high level of practical relevance
• Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) degree
• language of instruction: German (75 %) and English (25 %)
• offer of practical project work in industry or research.
• proof of an undergraduate professional qualification (bachelor's degree or equivalent) required.

The first two semesters of the programme are divided into four module blocks. Three of them cover the topics of innovation, leadership and special technologies. The fourth block, process engineering, can be exchanged for modules from, for example, the master's programme in Biotechnology or the master's programme in Process Engineering and Energy Technology. Other exchange options can be discussed in advance with the student advisory service.

Programme overview

Admission and application

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Food technology

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