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Food Engineering 

Politecnico di Milano

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
3898 EUR/year
895 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Food Engineering programme at the Politecnico Di Milano aims at developing a new food industry culture and at training master degree-level students who are able to solve problems and to innovate the value chain of the food and beverage industry.  

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Food engineers acquire strong skills in:  

  • The chemical-physical and nutritional qualities of foods and beverages, and related product and process engineering
  • Analyses and management of the entire supply chain of the modern food and beverage industry.
  • The context and the social, economic and environmental effects of production methods, regulatory policies, sustainability

The Food Engineering programme at the Politecnico Di Milano is interdisciplinary and focuses on the industrial food transformation technologies and on the analysis and modeling of the social, economic, and environmental effects of the production, from farm to fork.

Food engineering focuses on food and beverage processing, production, and preservation technologies; support the design of food products and production equipment; it takes care of quality management, certification and of food safety; it designs sustainable processes, considering the product life and the reduction of energy consumption connected with production and logistics.

The objective is to prepare culturally and professionally highly qualified technicians able to carry out and to manage activities related to research and design along the entire value-chain of the food and beverage sector, operating at national and international level.

Career Opportunities

The graduate in Food Engineering will fit the needs of the modern food and beverage industry, related to:

  • Process and product management and development (food and beverage) 
  • Support in the design of plants and production equipment, service, and logistics facilities 
  • Management of technological services and plants in food and beverage industry, along the entire value-chain
  • Maintenance and optimization of plants and processes 

Professional opportunities: 

  • Food and beverage industries (production, processing, packaging, distribution and marketing)
  • Engineering companies operating in the food and beverage sector
  • Technical structures of the public administration 
  • Consultancy companies, also with regard to safety and sustainability issues along the entire value-chain of food industry

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Trends in Food Industry Laboratory
  • Food Packaging Materials
  • Process and Plants of Food Industry
  • Quality Engineering; Logistic Management
  • Costs and Operations Management in Manufacturing Industry
  • Process Plant
  • Formulation Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical discipline (Industrial Engineering). A Committee will evaluate students with a different background case by case.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3898 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3898 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    895 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 895 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fees for EEA students range from about 895,20 € to 3898,20 € for year.
  • Tuition fees for Non-EEA students correspond automatically to the full contribution of 3898,20€. 


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