48 months
5783 GBP/year
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The (Hons) Food Engineering programme from the University of Lincoln can be undertaken as part of a Degree or Higher Apprenticeship. 

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The (Hons) Food Engineering programme from the University of Lincoln is tailored to the needs of individuals embarking on careers in food and drink organisations, from infrastructure, asset care, production management, and process development. Food Engineers deliver efficient, effective, and high performance food and drink production processes and systems, many of which are specific to the industry.

Students typically complete the Foundation course in two and a half years and have the option to enrol on level three of the Bachelor’s degree, following a short bridging course, to pursue more in-depth study for an additional two years. Direct enrolment on to the Bachelor’s degree is available for students who meet the entry requirements.

How You Are Assessed

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

The assessment timetable is planned, as far as is reasonably practical, to take account of busy periods within the industry. For those students undertaking this programme as part of an apprenticeship 20% off the job is required in agreement with the employer.

Programme Structure

  • The BEng (Hons) Food Engineering is a programme taught through blended part-time distance learning and three study blocks per year at the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) based in Holbeach.
  • Distance learning is achieved through the delivery of engaging digitally-enhanced learning materials produced by experienced research-led academic and support staff. In addition, module seminars and tutorials are typically planned to give students the opportunity to apply, investigate, assimilate, and evaluate issues around the core lecture topics.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




480 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: CCC

  • A foundation degree, BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Merit, Advanced Apprenticeship in Food Manufacturing or a related subject will be considered.

  • Vocational and Professional qualifications will also be considered.

  • Ideally, candidates will have been employed in a managerial or supervisory role in the food manufacture or related industry.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    5783 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23134 GBP for the full programme during 48 months.

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /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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