Would you like to follow the ingredients from production to the point of preparation? That is, from when the ingredients are harvested, picked, caught or slaughtered, until the prepared meal has been eaten by the consumer. Would you like to gain thorough insights into the effects and processes to which food is exposed in the production line, while also studying nutritional aspects and gaining knowledge on how people experience food with their senses?
Expert on Taste and Quality
During your studies you will, among other things, look at how we handle ingredients, how we use different methods to produce and preserve ingredients, and how these methods affect, for example, the taste, texture, appearance and nutritional value of food. You will be characterising food chemically, physically, microbiologically and biologically.
Cooperation between DTU and University of Copenhagen
The Bachelor of Science in Food Science programme is a three-year programme which, supplemented with a six-month internship, earns you the title of Bachelor of Science in Food Science.
The study programme is offered jointly at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen. In practice, this means that you will be attending classes and lectures at both universities. As a student on the Bachelor of Science in Food Science programme, you will be enrolled at University of Copenhagen.
Structure of Study Programme
The study programme consists of basic subjects and application-oriented subjects, which are supplemented with elective courses. When the first-year introductory course has been completed, you can choose between two subject areas. One of them focuses on Nutrition and Health, and the other one on Quality and Technology.
Learn more about the structure of the study programme on the website of the Faculty of Sciences.
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 beginning of their time of study.
Project work features in most of the courses, and this can take the form of theoretical studies or experimental work. Project work is used to study topics covered in the courses in more depth.
It is crucial that you strengthen your communicative competences. That's why project work results must be presented in the form of a report, a poster or an oral presentation.
The food business is strong in Denmark, and Denmark is recognised internationally for the high quality of Danish food. With a Bachelor degree in Food Science, you will be able to work with product development, process control and quality control in ultramodern food-producing companies, or within both public and private research and development of food.
The Bachelor degree also qualifies for admission to the Master of Science in Food Science programme.
Admission Requirements and Admission
If you wish to be accepted for the Bachelor of Science in Food Science programme, you must have completed a qualifying upper secondary education. Furthermore, there are some specific admission requirements:
- Danish A
- English B
- Mathematics A
- Physics B and Chemistry B or Physics B and Biotechnology A
In order to fulfil the specific educational admission requirements, you must pass all the stated subjects at the given level (A or B), or higher, in accordance with the regulations on grading applicable to the relevant upper secondary education. If more than one mark is given in a subject, the average attained must, as a minimum, be 02 (according to the Danish 7-point grading scale). The requirement cannot be fulfilled by rounding.
If you want to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Food Science programme at DTU please contact International Affairs.