Advanced course on hygienic design

Friday 25 Sep 15

In the pharmaceutical and food industries hygienic design that is well implemented and used can lead to less downtime, maintenance and cleaning, and result in both savings and optimal product safety. Learn more about the hygienic design of equipment and processes in an advanced course at the DTU Center for Hygienic Design at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. The course is held on 23-26 November and is aimed at participants with at least two years of relevant practical experience.

An advanced course in November will provide in-depth knowledge of hygienic design in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The course is aimed at engineers and quality assurance staff as well as designers and draughtsmen who build or are responsible for servicing equipment that relies on hygienic or aseptic processing.

The course will among other things show how hygienic design of equipment and processes that are implemented and used properly provides returns in the form of less downtime, maintenance and cleaning, which in turn can result in savings, improved product safety and constant product quality. There will also be a focus on what the industry must do to meet the current legislation and applicable standards, and how to predict future changes.

Mix of theory and practical application

The course is based on a combination of the latest knowledge and hands-on activities, where the participants will be given opportunities to test their new knowledge through case studies carried out in small groups in the Hygienic Design Center’s pilot plant under the supervision of experienced teachers. Participants will thus become equipped to solve hygienic problems in their own organisations.

Participants should have a minimum of two years of practical experience.

The course will be held at the DTU Center for Hygienic Design under the auspices of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design GROUP, EHEDG. The center is the only facility in Denmark, which is accredited by the Danish Accreditation Fund, DANAK, and authorised by EHEDG.

It is the first time since 2008 that the course will be held in Denmark.


See the invitation and programme (pdf).

The course is taught in English. There will be an exam at the end of the course.


Monday 23 November to Thursday 26 November 2015.


DTU Center for Hygienic Design
The National Food Institute 
Søltofts Plads
Building 221
2800 Lyngby


Send an email to Lissi Holm.


The cost of the course is €2000 per particiant (ex. VAT). Members of EHEDG receive a €200 discount.

Read more

Read more about the DTU Center for Hygienic Design on the center’s website (in Danish only).
6 JUNE 2020