Food Processing - Part-Time

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Caroline Stehling

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Caroline Stehling +49 661 9640-538
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What does it cover?

 

The Master of Food Processing – Part-Time programme is designed specifically to meet the needs of working students. As a consecutive study programme, it expands and deepens students’ knowledge of food technology and prepares them with its interdisciplinary and application-oriented training for challenging professional roles in the food industry.

 

Your Profile

  • You want to deepen your knowledge of food technology.
  • You are looking for a Master’s programme that you can combine with your current occupation.
  • You enjoy taking a high level of responsibility for your studies.
  • You are looking to continue your education without high course fees.

Your background

  • You hold a Bachelor’s degree in food technology or a related discipline with a grade of 2.5 or above.
  • You can additionally provide evidence that you are employed and work at least 19 hours per week at the same time as studying.
  • Details of the entry requirements can be found in Section 2 of the Examination Regulations (s. Quicklinks).

If you want to build your career without taking time out, our part-time study programme gives you the best possible support on your way to a Master’s degree in Food Processing. Experienced professors and experts from science and industry teach and accompany you in your learning process. Industry-focused projects and theses ensure that student work is closely related to practice. The blended learning concept (internet-based learning combined with on-campus activities) helps students to combine a career and education.

Programme content and structure

If you want to build your career without taking time out, our part-time study programme gives you the best possible support on your way to a Master’s degree in Food Processing. Experienced professors and experts from science and industry teach and accompany you in your learning process. Industry-focused projects and theses ensure that student work is closely related to practice. The blended learning concept (internet-based learning combined with on-campus activities) helps students to combine a career and education.

The Master of Food Processing – Part-Time is a modular study programme and commences each year in the winter semester. The standard duration of studies is five semesters (90 ECTS credit points). If a graduate has a Bachelor’s degree with 180 rather than 210 ECTS credit points, the standard duration of studies is extended.

In the programme, you extend your knowledge and skills in science, process engineering, food technology and economics. The programme content is divided into compulsory and compulsory elective modules. To complete your degree, you must complete at least 12 modules, five of which are compulsory modules. From the compulsory elective modules you choose a total of seven modules to suit your interests and requirements. They are followed by the one-semester final module in which you complete your Master’s thesis.

The available modules are shown in the following table: 

comulsory modulescompulsory elective modules
Food ProcessingHealth Aspects of Food Processing and Product Development
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Risk Management
Advanced Technology of Foods of Animal or Plant Origin
Managerial Decision-making Instruments
Physics and Foods
Strategic Management
Mathematical Decision-making and Data Analysis IBiotechnology / Bioprocess Engineering
Process Modelling
Software Based Simulation of Food Processing Operations
Topics in Food Technology
Topics in Food Analysis

Each semester you study three modules to earn a total of 15 ECTS credit points.

Detailed information on the programme content and structure is available in the overview of modules and the module handbook (s. Downloads).

Blended learning

The Master’s degree programme is a special part-time course. The learning design, organisation, structure and service of the Master of Food Processing – Part-Time are created with the needs of working students in mind. The programme can therefore be integrated well into working life, both organisationally and in its content.

Blended learning

The Master’s programme combines internet-based learning with periods of on-campus attendance, which gives you a large amount of flexibility as to when and where you study. You can expect to spend around six hours per module studying each week.

Internet-based learning

The internet-based programme design allows you to study for a good deal of the time from home, your workplace or any other location with internet access. A learning platform has been specially designed to meet the demands of this study programme and serves as a virtual classroom. The materials required for the programme are available online through this platform. A substantial proportion of classes and courses take place as web conferences.

On-campus sessions

On-campus activities are used to teach content and skills that are unsuitable or only partly suitable for internet-based learning. These times are also used for students to take examinations. Depending on the individual choice of compulsory elective modules, students can expect to have four to six on-campus sessions per semester. They are chiefly held on Fridays or Saturdays. Block sessions on campus may be held at different times for certain specialisations. Students are given the dates of the on-campus sessions well in advance before the start of the semester to help them plan their studies.

Career prospects

A Master’s degree in Food Processing qualifies you for a management track in the food processing industry, in consulting and in the higher grade of the civil service, as well as for a career in science and research.

There are other opportunities for our graduates outside the discipline in related fields such as cosmetic and pharmaceutical technology, the chemical and environmental engineering industry and in public authorities, higher education institutions and institutes, and national and international organisations.

Our graduates chiefly work in the following areas:

  • Planning, controlling and monitoring complex production processes and their management.
  • Managerial functions in quality assurance and quality management.
  • Coordination and management of development and optimisation processes both on product and process level.

Successfully completing the Master’s degree also makes it possible for graduates to go on to study for a doctoral degree.