Master in Food Technology

General

Program Description

Overview

The aim of MSc program in Food Technology is to provide a general understanding of food properties and production, and knowledge in technologies involved in the production of safe and healthy food that qualifies the recipient not only to analyze and control but also to design, innovate and develop food production systems and food products.

Those completing the MSc in Food Technology can integrate research and development (R&D) institutions/departments, food company’s technical staff or work at the intermediate/senior management level in the food industry. The acquired skills will enable them to carry out activities associated with e.g. the processing and analysis of food and (alcoholic) beverages, research and development of new food products and processes, food safety and quality, assessment and mitigation of the environmental impact of the food industry, traceability and authenticity of food products.

Course Structure

Curricular Unit

ETCS

Code

Management of Food Products, Quality, and Safety

5

15071049

Enzymology

5

15071050

Thermal and Emergent Processes

5

15071051

Data Analysis and Experimental Design

5

15071052

Technology of Alcoholic Drinks Production and Analysis

5

15071053

Option I

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5

15079000

Curricular Unit

ETCS

Code

Industrial Microbiology

5

15071007

Seminar

5

15071009

Technology of Products of Animal Origin

5

15071054

Technology of Products of Plant Origin

5

15071055

Water Technologies

5

15071056

Option II

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5

15079001

Curricular Unit

ETCS

Code

Report

15

15071014

Dissertation/Project/Placement

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60

15079004


Admission Requirements

Vacancies Number: 20

Minimum number of students: 8

Access Conditions:

  1. Holders of a degree in the areas of Food Engineering, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Agronomy, Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences or equivalent degree, obtained in agreement with the principles of the Bologna Process.
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree: - attributed in the first cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a signatory state to this process; - recognized as fulfilling the objectives of a degree by the Scientific Councils, Technical-Scientific Councils, or Scientific Committee of the associated organizational units.
  3. Where duly justified, holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Councils, Technical-Scientific Councils, or Scientific Committee of the associated organizational units.

Candidate Selection Criteria:

  1. Academic qualifications (degree and duration of the course) [Max: 5 points].
  2. Education (final standings) [Max: 5 points].
  3. Curricular Assessment (professional and scientific experience) [Max: 5 points].

In case of a tie, the realization of an interview will be required.

Required Documentation

  1. Duly filled, application form.
  2. Certificates of academic qualifications.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Copy of personal identification document (Citizen Card or equivalent).
  5. Recommendation letter (optional).

Career Opportunities

Those completing the MSc in Food Technology can integrate research and development (R&D) institutions/departments, food company’s technical staff or work at the intermediate/senior management level in the food industry. The acquired skills will enable them to carry out activities associated with e.g. the processing and analysis of food and (alcoholic) beverages, research and development of new food products and processes, food safety and quality, assessment and mitigation of the environmental impact of the food industry, traceability and authenticity of food products
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Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

The University of Algarve (Portugal) is a young public university, with a student population close to 8,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has c ... Read More

The University of Algarve (Portugal) is a young public university, with a student population close to 8,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the link established with the regional business and with the public and private organizations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with a positive impact across the community. Read less