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Food Engineering, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


You will acquire the knowledge to design, plan and manage food transformation and processing, quality control and food safety. 

You will receive multidisciplinary training in areas such as microbiology, biochemistry, food analysis, food processing operations, preservation techniques, sensory analysis and the design of new food products. You will also learn the technological fundamentals of engineering as applied to the design and use of facilities and equipment in the food industry.

The programme includes laboratory, pilot plant and computer practicals that provide training in food science and technology and the economic viability of food companies.

Professional opportunities

  • Technical management of companies and industries in the food sector.
  • Sales and marketing in food industries.
  • Management and control of food production processes in dairies, meat processing, canning, mining, fishing, etc.
  • Research, design and technological development of new food products.
  • Freelance work: projects, consultancy, advice, appraisal, site management, environmental studies, etc.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Chemistry
  • Drawing for Engineering
  • General Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Earth Sciences
  • Plant Biology
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Energy Systems and Components
  • Geomatics
  • Hydraulics
  • Statistics
  • Animal Production
  • Basics of Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Food Analysis
  • Market Analysis and Agricultural Valuation
  • Plant Production

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Students from the education systems of EU member states or any other country that has signed a reciprocity agreement with Spain may apply for admission directly, without the need to sit the PAU, provided they meet the academic requirements in force in their own education systems to attend university.
  • These students must have adequate knowledge of the language in which the courses will be taught. The Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED) is responsible for verifying these admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3826 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3826 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2551 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2551 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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