New kinds of biotech and high-tech production, altered food habits and the globalisation of the food market are the reasons why modern food production is a thriving international industry. Consequently, there is a need for highly educated employees who have the qualifications required to work in this area.
Would you like to work with quality control at Carlsberg, or would you like to work with the detection and identification of illnesses in the public food control? Can you picture yourself as the person who makes sure that the food we will be consuming in future is of a good quality and does not constitute a health risk? If yes, you may very well find this study programme interesting.
Cooperation between DTU and University of Copenhagen
The study programme is offered jointly by the Technical University of Denmark and the Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen. This means that you will spend one semester at University of Copenhagen, while the rest of your studies take place at DTU. You will achieve a unique education in a broadly based professional environment, where you can choose between an unusually large range of elective courses and possible topics for your final project.
Structure of Study Programme
During the study programme, we put a lot of emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching and project work in order for the different courses and projects to be connected. Also, you will be trained in both written and oral communication of the results of your project work. In this way, you will be prepared to enter the business community directly and take on a job where the work form resembles the one you know from your studies. The business community has a wish that future employees have acquired such skills prior to their employment.
As a student, you must attend compulsory courses within the following subjects:
- Mathematics and Statistics
- General, Organic and Analytical Chemistry
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Microbiology and Aseptic Technique
- Risk Assessment and Modelling
- HACCP and ISO Certification
- Food Legislation
- Quality Control
- Food Analysis
- Food Ethics
The teaching at DTU is organised in four-hour blocks. One block typically consists of an introductory lecture, followed by assignment work in groups with fellow students.
At National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark researchers specialising within the relevant subjects are in charge of the teaching. This ensures that the knowledge you obtain is always up to date, and that students are provided with insights into research, innovation and consultancy, which are the areas of activity of the department, from the very beginning of their time of study.
As a Bachelor of Engineering, it is natural to find a job within food safety, quality control and auditing in the food industry. The relevant areas are catering, meat, dairy, fish and cereal products and the affiliated control authorities. Furthermore, your competences can also be used to undertake similar tasks within other types of biological and pharmaceutical production.
Admission Requirements and Admission
If you wish to be accepted for the Bachelor of Engineering in Food Analysis programme, you must have completed a qualifying upper secondary education. Furthermore, there are some specific admission requirements:
- Mathematics A
- Chemistry B or Chemistry C and Biology B
If you want to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Engineering in Food Analysis programme at DTU please contact International Affairs.
Associate professor Lars Bogø Jensen