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Food Engineering (MsC)

About the programme

A certified food science and technology engineer is skilled in the fields of production, technology, planning of operations, management of economic processes, development of products, quality assurance and tenderwriting, and is capable of undertaking management tasks while taking into account technical and economic requirements.

The programme provides students with an understanding of modern food production technologies, the planning of operations and technologies, food safety processes, the development of products and quality management. During the 4 semesters basic theoretical fields are introduced, such as Physical chemistry, Statistics, Transport Phenomena, Quality Management and Basics of Nutritional Science. In addition to the applied subjects of Food Safety, Biotechnology in Food Industry, Environmental Management, Marketing, Measuring techniques and Food Technologies, the programme also covers technology in the following industries: dairy, meat, poultry, baking, confectionery and milling. Students who graduate from the Faculty usually pursue careers in the food and beverage sector of production companies, at research institutes, at biotechnological laboratories, or at international advisory companies.

Level of the programme: Master

Duration of the programme: 4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 120

Who should apply?

We welcome applicants who are interested in Engineering, Food science, Hygiene and Microbiology. It is an advantage if the applicant has a background or experience in the Food industry, Lab practice and/or Food processing.

Application requirements: completed online application form with all the necessary documents attached: BSc degree*in Food Engineering, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture, Agronomy, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Analytical, Organic Chemistry or Physics; A BSc diploma in Food Engineering is an advantage; demonstrated proficiency in English (B2/intermediate or equivalent) an online entrance examination, and the proof of payment of the application and the entrance exam fee.

Online application

Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 2000 EUR per semester

Other fee: 100 EUR application fee and 150 EUR entrance exam fee

For more information please contact Dr. Jozsef Csanadi via e-mail or call +36 62 544 570 regarding the application process or details of the programme.

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*Academic Records: an official English version OR translation of your full Bachelor's transcript including an explanation of the grading system, and an official English version OR translation of your Bachelor's degree.

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My first impression about Szeged was, that it is „a standard lovely Western city. You can see colourful buildings everywhere; enjoy the sunshine, walk in the nature, study in the bright, high-tech library”. I think this is a perfect place for students where they can experience sparkling culture diversity, enjoy the peacefulness of everyday life, meet a lot of kind and motivating people, enjoy the inspiring academic atmosphere, taste the food not only from Hungary but also from the world. I can call Szeged my second home.


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