First cycle degree in

Food science and technology

Class: L-26 - Food Sciences

y2024 WUR Subject Agriculture and Forestry badge 100
Class L-26 - Food Sciences
Duration 3 years
Branch Legnaro
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator ALESSIO GIACOMINI
Access Open access with assessment test
Reference structures Department of agronomy, food, natural resources, animals and the environment, School of agricultural sciences and veterinary medicine

A course provides a global view of the entire life cycle of food products, including production, processing, preservation, storage, and conservation. The course is ideal for acquiring the skills needed to join the fields of food safety, quality and hygiene, waste reduction, and the food industry’s environmental impact. Sustainability is one of the biggest obstacles facing us today, as such you will cover the principles of economics, company management, as well as that of regulatory principles so that you can integrate the economical and ethical dimensions within the food sector. You can choose to continue your studies with the master's degree program or can begin your professional career. Work with companies that produce, conserve, transform, or distribute food and beverages. Discover opportunities with administrative bodies that control and certify food and beverage production.

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Characteristics and objectives
The course provides knowledge and professional skills that guarantee a complete view of the activities and issues related to the production, processing, preservation and storage of food and foodstuffs. In particular, it aims to provide a solid basic preparation that allows the acquisition of the knowledge specifically related to the food sector, providing competences in the areas of processing, safety, quality of food and food-related products for a sustainable and environmentally-friendly food production. The course also provides basic knowledge of economics and management of agri-food business and market, together with regulatory aspects, integrating economic with ethical knowledge.

Occupational opportunities
Graduates can operate in the management and control of production, preservation, transformation, distribution and administration of food and beverages, with the aim of improving the qualitative and commercial aspects of food products and of guaranteeing the sustainability and environmental compatibility of involved processes. Graduates can be employed in companies that deal with the production, processing, preservation and distribution of food products and in the bodies of analysis, control, certification and investigation for the protection of food production. They can also work for providers that supply materials, plants, technological adjuvants, ingredients and semi-finished products for food production.

From Bachelor's degree to Master's degree
The course gives access to the master's degree in Food Science and Technology, according to the modalities that will be indicated in the specific admissions notices.