Many of the courses offered are attended together with students in the regular FTE bachelor’s degree programme from semester 1 to 3. Students in the practice-based cooperative bachelor’s programme alternate their time between university courses and their company. Additional study projects have been set up in semester 1 and 5, which are completed in the company under the guidance of university staff. Semester 4 is focussed on the practical side and is spent in the company. Semester 5 and 6 have been designed specifically for the cooperative study programme, with a high practical component. At the request of the companies, the teaching language switches to English during this period. The programme is comprised of 6 semesters, with a Bachelor of Engineering qualification awarded upon successful completion. Graduates are awarded the title of engineer.
Forging tomorrow's food experts
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 combines both. In the work-integrated-learning (WIL) programme, the focus is on practice-based learning. Academic work at the university is combined with practical work at a company in a food-related industry.
Why choose this programme
Unique in Germany's higher education landscapedue to its educational combination of technology and economics
Excellent prospects after graduationHigh demand on the labour market for food technologists and food economists
Practice-based learningProfessional practice phases at a company alternate with periods of attendance at university
Your future in the food industry
Fields of employment for graduates of Food Technology/Food Industry (Work-Integrated Learning/Cooperative)
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! The work-integrated learning/cooperative education programme Food Technology/Food Economics (WIL/Cooperative) not only provides you with a solid academic education that hold its own against any competitor, but also gives you the advantage of directly applying what you have learned in the working world. The study programme is geared towards training young people for senior positions in the food industry and related sectors, which have been stable and forward-looking for a long time. The students are already employed by the company and are earmarked by the company for senior positions.
Facts about the study programme
Degree of StudiesBachelor of Engineering
Study FormFull-time study
Term of Admissionadmission-free
Term of AdmissionWinter semester
Main Course LanguageGerman
Standard Period of Study6 Semester
Unlock your potential
The study programme Food Technology/Food Economics (Work-Integrated Learning/Cooperative) expands the aspiration of the already existing bachelor's degree programme Food Technology/Food Economics to make practice-based learning the most important component of the programme. In this programme, academic work at the university is combined with practical work at a company in a food-related industry. This entails companies that are our cooperation partners hiring employees and sending them to the lecture halls and laboratories of Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences for the six-semester course. Professional practice phases at a company alternate with periods of attendance at university. In addition to the specialised professional training provided in the degree programme, great importance is attached to the development of the students' personal competencies.
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Food Technology/Food Economics (Work-Integrated Learning/Cooperative)