Food Technology (M. Sc.)

Department Applied Biosciences and Process Engineering

Course content and objectives

The master’s program provides an additional, applied education in mathematical, natural scientific, and engineering content that builds on the first university degree. On this basis, deeper knowledge in the scientific analysis of food technological processes is taught that serve as a foundation for modelling, simulating, and describing. Another objective is to convey basic social, economic, and occupational competences. Graduates’ areas of professional activity are as varied as the program objectives. They are in high demand in research, development, and management in the private sector, in research institutes in all areas of the food industry, and in public administration (e.g. inspection offices). With the master’s degree, graduates have the right to start a doctorate so that nothing stands in the way of further scientific qualification. In addition, they can enter into higher civil service (höherer Dienst).


  • University Degree

    A completed university degree in Food Technology or comparable degree programms with a normal program length of at least 7 semesters (210 ECTS) is required.

    Applicants with a Bachelor's degree of less than 210 ECTS, are required to take extra modules of up to 30 ECTS.

  • Language Skills
    • TestDAF Niveaustufe 4xTDN4
    • DSH2
    • or another acceptable German language certificate
  • Aptitude Test Procedure

    1. first university degree:

    • overall grades of 2.5 or higher (German grading scale) can be admitted
    • overall grades lower than 2.5 (German grading scale) go into the selection process

    2. further criteria:

    • if necessary aptitude interview
  • Dual Degree Option

    This program is also offered as a dual degree progam.

    A program-related work or traineeship contract is required.