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Food Science and Technology Engineer, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) ,
The aim of the Food Science and Technology Engineer programme from the Szent István University is to train food engineers who know and apply the latest scientific knowledge of the special field, and are also familiar with the various fields of natural and technical sciences.


  • Major in Food Process Engineering; Safety and quality in the food processing; Nutrition science; Food enzymology; Economics and marketing in the food industry; Instrumental analysis; Process control in the food industry II; Computer-aided data processing and planning II; Food physics; Computer-aided data processing and planning I; Plant design in the food industry; Computer aided flowsheeting.
  • The graduates will be able to apply the acquired professional knowledge in a creative way in the different branches of the food industry. Having the knowledge acquired in the master’s degree program, they will be able to participate in further major training programs, or continue their studies in a doctoral (PhD) program.
  • The Food Science and Technology Engineer programme is offered by the Szent István University.

Programme Structure

Core curriculum (field of knowledge essential for the qualification)

  • knowledge in the field of natural sciences for master’s degree level  interdisciplinary knowledge in elementary food science: food colloidics, rheology, microbiological quality and safety, dietetics, food enzymology, 7-12 credits
  • up-to-date technical / methodological knowledge necessary for food engineer mindset: theory of measuring, research planning, instrumental analysis, food industry transport processes 8-12 credits
  • up-to-date technological innovative knowledge necessary for food engineer mindset: food technologies and product development, principles of packaging, planning of plant, environment-, water-, energy management 7-12 credits
  • foundations in economic and human sciences: leadership and communications skills, food economics and marketing, food industry process control, innovation in food economics 10—14 credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • BSc degree in related field (min. 60 credit parity), min. B2 level of English
  • Assessment of the uploaded documents, language skills (language certificate is necessary: TOEFL, IELTS etc.), professional competence and motivation by programme leaders. Skype interview, if necessary. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2800 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2800 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Budapest

  • 172338 - 268260 HUF/month
    Living Costs

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