The Process and Food Technology - 3 years (PFT) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) consists of two main pillars: food technology and chemical engineering. Themes in the first two years are water purification, sustainable food production, (in)organic chemistry, polymer science and technology (plastics and 3D printing). In year two you’ll be introduced to more advanced process and food technologies, such as fluid flow dynamics and reaction kinetics.
PFT’s specialised theoretical framework, mixed with a variety of hands-on group projects, will teach you how to dissect the chemical composition of various materials and substances and teach you various techniques on how to improve them. Our alumni are highly valued by companies such as Dutch Royal Shell, Heineken, P&G, and Unilever for their advanced technical skills, multicultural communication skills and strong practical project working abilities.
You could be a process technologist working on a new type of recyclable plastic for Sigma Aldrich Amsterdam or GE plastics in Bergen op Zoom. You could also apply for numerous jobs in the FMCG industry. But as a young professional, you do much more. You’ll discover the culture at your company and what the profession does on a daily basis. You’ll attend meetings and company parties. You’ll also learn all there is to know about your market - the latest developments, the competition and what they do. Of course you can also continue your education worldwide at the master’s level.
Is there anything I cannot be after I graduate?
The multidisciplinary nature of PFT means that you’ll be attractive to employers from all kinds of industries and many of the skills you obtain are transferrable to different professions.
Like the study programme, your career prospects are very broad and job roles include:
What will you become
- Operations technician
- Food technologist
- Product designer
- Quality controller
- Security advisor
- Chief fire-fighter
- Drug safety medical advisor
- Process safety engineer
- Production specialist
- Research technician
This programme is offered by NVAO.
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- Year one of PFT will teach you the basics of engineering, such as advanced mathematics, chemistry and physics. From day one, you’ll receive regular assignments from food and biochemical companies, to make the theory more interesting and more applicable to real life examples.
- In year two of PFT, you’ll start with a project designing a safe and sustainable processing plant. Again, you’ll deal with real companies who want to reinvigorate their production processes.
- In the third and final year, you’ll learn the professional values needed for PFT. Additional courses like Thermo Dynamics, Quality Control and the Aspen crash-course - a professional modelling tool used by all PFT engineers - will steer you in the right direction
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesChemical Engineering General Engineering & Technology Food Sciences View 5 other Masters in Chemical Engineering in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Non Dutch Diploma
- To enrol for the PFT 3 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO diploma and a good command of English.
- Also, you need to have passed your exam in mathematics and chemistry.
- Before we can decide on your eligibility, we’ll need to assess your secondary school certificate.
- To make sure your certificate is evaluated fairly, we work with NUFFIC, an organisation that specialises in the assessment of international education qualifications.
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International8475 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8475 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 36 months.
- Statutory tuition fee: € 2,168
- Reduced statutory fee: € 1,084
- Institutional tuition fee: € 8,475
Living costs for Den Haag
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.