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Double degree with New Jersey Institute of Technology

Second cycle degree course
Open access with verification of requirements
course in English
class LM-33
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Why in Parma?

This Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering was created to assimilate the peculiarities of the food sector, specifically for the food industry to put together aspects of many different disciplines.

Rarely can these peculiarities be found together within any of the currently available mechanical engineering courses.

Technological developments within the food industry make it necessary for Food producers and Plant engineering companies to organize specialized training courses or propose Master’s courses to cover lackings within the sectors of technology, microbiology and food chemistry.

This course offers the chance to gain a global vision of the food industry and will allow graduates to find positions right in the heartlands of this sector.

The majority of graduates find work within a year of completing this course.

What you will learn

  • Heat and mass transfer in food processing - 9 CFU
  • Food hygiene and microbiology (mod. I) - 6 CFU
  • Food hygiene and microbiology (mod. II) - 6 CFU
  • Food hygiene and microbiology (mod. III) - 3 CFU
  • Metalling materials for food industry - 6 CFU
  • Fluid machinery for food industry - 6 CFU
  • Food science and technology - 6 CFU
  • Food industry systems - 9 CFU
  • Utility plants design - 9 CFU
  • Free choice exams - 12 CFU

  • Food packaging materials and technology (mod I) - 6 CFU
  • Food packaging materials and technology (mod II) - 3 CFU
  • Digital twin in food industry - 6 CFU
  • Mechanical automation for the food industry - 12 CFU
  • Food machinery design - 6 CFU
  • Final examinations - 9 CFU
  • Stage / Internship + Italian language exam - 6 CFU

First semester

  • Advanced and predicted food microbiology - 6 CFU
  • Advanced food technology and food process - 6 CFU
  • Applied acoustics - 6 CFU
  • Project management - 6 CFU

Second semester

  • Mitigation of risk in food production - 6 CFU
  • Food law and international policies - 6 CFU
  • Internet of things - 6 CFU
  • Attività di completamento erasmus - 6 CFU


Not mandatory.

After graduation

As a graduate in Engineering for the Food Industry, occupational choices include mechanical and electro-mechanical engineering, the production and conversion of energy, plant engineering, automation and robotics, companies specialized in the production, installation, testing and maintenance of machinery.

Main responsibilities typically include management of food production, machine and systems design for the food industry, management and planning for food production, management of complex systems, project management for food plant contracts, sale assistance for complex food production systems and quality control of food packaging.

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