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Food Engineering

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Bachelor's degree in Food Engineering

The bachelor's degree in Food Engineering combines training in technology and engineering with food science with the aim of producing graduates who have technical skills and a capacity for innovation in the food industry. You will acquire the knowledge to design, plan and manage food transformation and processing, quality control and food safety. You will receive multidisciplinary training in areas such as microbiology, biochemistry, food analysis, food processing operations, preservation techniques, sensory analysis and the design of new food products. You will also learn the technological fundamentals of engineering as applied to the design and use of facilities and equipment in the food industry.

The programme includes laboratory, pilot plant and computer practicals that provide training in food science and technology and the economic viability of food companies.
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General details

4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
Language of instruction

Check the language of instruction for each subject (and timetable) in the course guide in the curriculum.

Information on language use in the classroom and students’ language rights.

Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,253 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register


Registration and enrolment
What are the requirements to enrol in a bachelor's degree course?
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities
  • Technical management of companies and industries in the food sector.
  • Sales and marketing in food industries.
  • Management and control of food production processes in dairies, meat processing, canning, mining, fishing, etc.
  • Research, design and technological development of new food products.
  • Freelance work: projects, consultancy, advice, appraisal, site management, environmental studies, etc.

Organisation: academic calendar and regulations

Academic calendar
General academic calendar for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees courses
Academic regulations
Academic regulations for bachelor’s degree courses at the UPC
Language certification and credit recognition
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Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB) Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB)

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