Lebensmittel: Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung
Department of Engineering

Food: Product and Process Design


We stand for ecologically sustainable and economically efficient food production. During the course, you will further develop your knowledge of food processing and refining processes. The topics covered range from product development and process design to quality management and innovation of production lines and systems. Our graduates are trained in using the latest technologies and meeting all relevant food safety requirements.

Did you know, …

… that the cooperative education structure combines class-based learning and individual specialisation?

For example, you can carry out your business development projects and your Master’s thesis at industrial, commercial or agricultural businesses.

Did you know, …

… that the training focuses on the process development & process design of small, flexible, networked and mobile processing units?

The cooperative education course is therefore aimed in particular at those taking on agricultural businesses or commercial start-ups and who wish to enter the world of processing and direct marketing with some innovative product ideas.

Did you know, …

… that state-of-the-art infrastructure is available for the application of theory in practical settings?

You will work and research in the laboratories of the Institute of Applied Production Sciences at FH JOANNEUM and at the production plants of our project partners.

Did you know, …

… that our graduates go into a wide range of professional fields?

For example, they develop new foods based on regional products, devise innovative process chains for food processing, preservation and packing and work in the fields of hygiene, environmental and quality management.

Did you know, …

… that you can obtain certification as a Quality Management Technician specialising in food safety?

The pre-requisite for this is the Hygiene Manager certificate which you can obtain during your first year of study by attending the relevant classes of the Bachelor’s programme in Sustainable Food Management.