European Master of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

8,000 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Engineering - GeneralMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - General

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

European Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business

This two-year European Master promotes a transversal and multidisciplinary approach to a broad range of topics related to the 4S-pillars: Science, Sustainability, Safety  and Simulation.

About the programme 

The European Master of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business offers an education that is at the same time broad and in-depth. The programme aims to develop and foster knowledge and awareness of scientific trends in food science, safety and quality, food product, process design and sustainable production, computational methods and risk analysis within a global context, as well as to identify key concerns about ecological and community issues relating to food systems and their production.

The course seeks to expand the scope of theoretical research and policy debates over sustainable agriculture and food production. It offers a better understanding of food systems and ecological dynamics and offers strategies in terms of regenerating natural systems. Understanding and development of key issues in food legislation and regulations and application of quality management systems in the supply chain are integral components of the course. The focus on social concerns arising from food production, marketing, economics and consumption practices are addressed in an international context.

The European Master in Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business is a two-year programme, organised in a clear modular format consisting of compulsory and optional modules in year one and two, and with an evaluation at the end of each module.

  • You will start your studies at KU Leuven for fundamental courses on Science, Sustainability, Safety and Simulation.
  • In the 2nd semester, you will continue your studies at UCP and UAnhalt.
  • In the 3rd semester you move to UCD for advanced modules on (Computational) Risk & Safety, Energy & Food Chains and Innovative Food Processing & Technology.
  • In the last semester you will work on a scientific project in one of the partner institutions or in an approved workplace that will culminate in your master’s thesis. It is strongly encouraged to take an optional professional competence module in the summer between Stage 1 and Stage 2. 
Career perspectives

The programme prepares competent employees for varied sectors of work including food production, food processing, agribusiness, and positions at educational institutions, government departments and private companies.

You will be highly skilled and prepared for work at the highest professional level, able to solve problems and to present research.

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - General

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

European Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business

This two-year European Master promotes a transversal and multidisciplinary approach to a broad range of topics related to the 4S-pillars: Science, Sustainability, Safety  and Simulation.

About the programme 

The European Master of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business offers an education that is at the same time broad and in-depth. The programme aims to develop and foster knowledge and awareness of scientific trends in food science, safety and quality, food product, process design and sustainable production, computational methods and risk analysis within a global context, as well as to identify key concerns about ecological and community issues relating to food systems and their production.

The course seeks to expand the scope of theoretical research and policy debates over sustainable agriculture and food production. It offers a better understanding of food systems and ecological dynamics and offers strategies in terms of regenerating natural systems. Understanding and development of key issues in food legislation and regulations and application of quality management systems in the supply chain are integral components of the course. The focus on social concerns arising from food production, marketing, economics and consumption practices are addressed in an international context.

The European Master in Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business is a two-year programme, organised in a clear modular format consisting of compulsory and optional modules in year one and two, and with an evaluation at the end of each module.

  • You will start your studies at KU Leuven for fundamental courses on Science, Sustainability, Safety and Simulation.
  • In the 2nd semester, you will continue your studies at UCP and UAnhalt.
  • In the 3rd semester you move to UCD for advanced modules on (Computational) Risk & Safety, Energy & Food Chains and Innovative Food Processing & Technology.
  • In the last semester you will work on a scientific project in one of the partner institutions or in an approved workplace that will culminate in your master’s thesis. It is strongly encouraged to take an optional professional competence module in the summer between Stage 1 and Stage 2. 
Career perspectives

The programme prepares competent employees for varied sectors of work including food production, food processing, agribusiness, and positions at educational institutions, government departments and private companies.

You will be highly skilled and prepared for work at the highest professional level, able to solve problems and to present research.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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Admission criteria

Admission is based on academic excellence and it is mandatory for a student to hold an honour Bachelor Degree (B.Sc., B.Tech., B.Eng., etc.) or a diploma at the level of a Bachelor Degree in relevant subjects such as Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, (Bio)Engineering, (Bio)Chemical Engineering or a discipline related to the content of the programme, from a recognized university, college or institute with an end result of at least second class upper or equivalent. The competencies and qualifications of the applicants will be considered individually.

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

The ideal prospective student is: 

  • Keen to develop a career in food science and technology related to sustainable food systems: food production, food processing and food engineering
  • Aware of the need for increased food quality and quantity for an expanding world population
  • Interested in sustainable food systems from both a technological and computational point of view
  • Proficient in spoken and written English language.

2 Years
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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

4,000 EUR
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International Students

8,000 EUR
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