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Biosystems and Food Engineering, ME

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Biosystems and Food Engineering graduates at University College Dublin are at the forefront of the search for practical solutions to global problems and this specialisation will lead graduates to a wide variety of employment opportunities with companies focussing on processing of food and other biological materials.


This Biosystems and Food Engineering Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science and design to biological materials and systems, especially in:

  • Food process engineering
  • Sustainable energy
  • Environmental protection

The School of Biosystems & Food Engineering consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding.


The ME Biosystems & Food Engineering at University College Dublin involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, a research project and includes a 6-8 month professional work experience internship.This is one of Ireland's most important industries and our graduates have excellent prospects finding employment in:

  •  Bioprocess and food companies
  • Environmental protection and waste recycling companies
  • Sustainable energy and green technology companies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioprocess Engineering Principles
  • Buildings and Environment
  • Air Pollution
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment for Human and Animal Health
  • Agricultural Mechanisation: Engines and Crop Machinery
  • Agricultural Mechanisation: Hydraulics and components
  • Unit Operations in Bioprocess Engineering
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • A 3 or 4-year Bachelor's degree with minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in an engineering degree programme or mathematically-based science subject. 
  • Strong results (not less than Grade B or equivalent) in cognate subjects of agricultural and food engineering, biological engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, unit operations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14135 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14135 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8085 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8085 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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