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Food Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering at University College Dublin provides a comprehensive coverage of bioprocess and food manufacturing systems engineering.

Overview

On this Food Engineering Masters at University College Dublin you will develop new technical competencies in food and bioprocess engineering, learn how to develop and execute a research plan and acquire skills in the application of leading edge technologies to the agri-food and biotechnology industries, including novel food processing technology, food process automation, risk assessment, computer vision for food quality and food safety.

In addition:

  • This Masters is delivered by a highly research intensive School, comprising a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships.
  • Two Professors, Sun and O'Donnell, are in the world's top one percent of the most cited scientists in their field.

Career

The manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland’s most important indigenous industry with a turnover approaching €24 billion. Almost 50,000 people are directly employed in the food and drink sector with a further 60,000 employed indirectly in all regions of the country.

Excellent job prospects are available to graduates in the food, bioprocess, manufacturing and related agencies and industries in Ireland. Graduates have progressed to career opportunities in a broad range of internationally recognised companies including: Glanbia, Kepac, Coca Cola, Guinness, Kerry group, APV, MC O’Sullivan, and ALcontrol Laboratories.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Bioprocess Engineering Principles
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment for Human and Animal Health
  • Unit Operations in Bioprocess Engineering
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Advanced Food Process Engineering
  • Global Cold Chain Safety
  • Waste to Energy Processes & Technologies
  • Food Chain Integrity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25600 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8085 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8085 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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