Food technology and biotechnology is one of the three majors part of the Bachelor of Science Life Technologies. This specialization comprises a broad study programme enabling you to discover and be proficient in many aspects of food technology and biotechnology. In addition, you will be able to further complete your study programme during the third year with three of the suggested elective modules. This will allow you to either understand more in depth a subject of your major or to discover a new subject of another major. 

This major shares a common part (not mentionned here) with the two other majors of the Life Technologies Bachelor. More information about the food technology and biotechnology study programme as well as information about the Life Technologies Bachelor can be found here.

Study Programme

  • Food microbiology and Foodomics
  • Food Chemistry and Physics
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Sensory Analysis
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Innovative Food Concepts
  • Smart Food Processing
  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Packaging
  • Claims Communication and Labelling

With the following elective modules

  • Food Sensitivity and Toxicology 
  • Consumer Research
  • Flavour Technology and Sensory Perception
  • Factory and Hygenic Design
  • Business Experience BEX
  • Applied Enzyme Technology
  • Industrial Enzymatic Biotransformations for Sustainability
  • Measurement and Control Technology
  • Biosensors Design and Applications
  • Chemistry of Biomolecules 
  • Analytics of Food Products
  • DNA Sequencing in Life Technologies
  • Flow Cytometry (FC): Principles and Applications


The food technology engineer, proficient in food safety concepts and food technology, uses innovative and sustainable food processes to develop food products at the height of today's ecological and societal challenges.

Career Prospects

  • Product development
  • Food processing engineer
  • Production line design and management 
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Sensory analysis and consumer tests
  • Label legislation
  • Marketing
  • Research and Development