Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Gent, Belgium
24 months
8000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
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This two-year Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business program from KU Leuven promotes a transversal and multidisciplinary approach to a broad range of topics related to the 4S-pillars: Science, Sustainability, Safety  and Simulation.

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The European Master of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, Technology and Business offers an education that is at the same time broad and in-depth. The programme aims to develop and foster knowledge and awareness of scientific trends in food science, safety and quality, food product, process design and sustainable production, computational methods and risk analysis within a global context, as well as to identify key concerns about ecological and community issues relating to food systems and their production.

The course seeks to expand the scope of theoretical research and policy debates over sustainable agriculture and food production. It offers a better understanding of food systems and ecological dynamics and offers strategies in terms of regenerating natural systems. Understanding and development of key issues in food legislation and regulations and application of quality management systems in the supply chain are integral components of the course. The focus on social concerns arising from food production, marketing, economics and consumption practices are addressed in an international context.


The programme prepares competent employees for varied sectors of work including food production, food processing, agribusiness, and positions at educational institutions, government departments and private companies.

You will be highly skilled and prepared for work at the highest professional level, able to solve problems and to present research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Science Fundamentals
  • Food Safety and Quality Fundamentals
  • Sustainable Food Product and Food Process Design Fundamentals
  • Computational Food Science, Technology and Engineering Fundamentals
  • Environmental Practices and Sustainability
  • Business and Economics in Food Industry
  • Sustainable Production of Plant based Food Products: Cereals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

The admission policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity of access to higher education for qualified European and third country students. All applications are evaluated by both KU Leuven Admissions Office and the relevant master’s programme director. Final admission decisions will made be at the discretion of the Faculty.

  • Academic background
  • Recommendations
  • English language proficiency
  • GRE test results are not mandatory. However, submitting GRE scores might still be considered as an asset when applying.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 24 months.

For most recent - and only official - information on tuition fees, please visit our website. 

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 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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