The course in brief

The Second Cycle Degree Course in 'Engineering for the Food Industry' has the following specific objectives:

- to create a figure with a solid background in the areas of food industry machinery design, food industry plant design and operation and food industry process management; - to provide specialist knowledge about food packaging and its sustainability, simulation models to support the design and operation of food industry plants, and also to deal with related food-related activities.

The educational path of the Master's Degree consists of a first year covering subjects from the scientific disciplines of the food industry such as: Food Hygiene, Agricultural Microbiology, Food Science and Technology. This is in order to deepen the basic knowledge of the food industry that is not specific to a three-year engineering graduate, in order to deal appropriately with the more specialised and applied disciplines of the following year. Characterising courses in the fields of Industrial Technical Physics, Fluid Machinery and Industrial Mechanical Systems complete the first year.
The second year envisages a single curriculum, with subjects related to the characterising and related sectors, with courses aimed at food packaging, design, automation and production management (with the support of technologies enabling Industry 4.0), with the aim of delving into specific topics and offering graduates an adequate preparation for their future work or to further their education in PhD and Master's courses.
The course is completed with Optional and Other activities with the possibility of working in laboratories for practical experience and an internship at companies in the sector. An English language proficiency test is also planned, in order to ensure adequate knowledge for students before they enter the world of work.
Ample space is left for the preparation of the master's degree 'thesis', where the student is required to make a considerable effort to prepare a paper with high-level technical and scientific content.
There is no English language teaching examination, as all courses are taught in English and an English language proficiency certificate of at least B2 level is required within one year of enrolment.