Department of Engineering

Food: Product and Process Design

Admissions

 

Admission requirements

If you want to apply for this Master’s degree programme you need to have

  • a relevant Bachelor’s degree or
  • equivalent qualification.

The Master’s degree programme in Engineering and Production Management is open to holders of Bachelor’s degrees from a wide range of Austrian universities, including:

  • FH JOANNEUM:
    • Sustainable Food Management
  • Universities and universities of technology:
    • Food Chemistry
    • Biotechnology
    • Process Engineering
    • Nutritional Sciences
    • Environmental System Sciences
    • Environmental and Bioresources Management
    • Food and Biotechnology
  • Other universities of applied sciences in Austria:
    • Food Technology and Nutrition
    • Bio and Food Technology
    • Biotechnology
    • Process Engineering and Production
  • Other universities of applied sciences abroad

We also welcome applicants who have completed a relevant equivalent degree programme at other universities or in other countries and would be happy to provide you with individual advice. In cases of doubt, the head of degree programme will decide whether the admission requirements are met. You will be notified once we have received your complete application documents.

Language skills

The courses and lectures of the Master’s degree programme in Engineering and Production Management are taught in German . If you are proficient in German at level B2 you should have no problem following the classes. Please send us a certificate evidencing your German skills unless these are included in your secondary school leaving certificate or similar diplomas.

Required competences

As the technical and management subjects of this Master's degree programme build on the FH JOANNEUM Bachelor’s course in Sustainable Food Management, applicants must have a minimum number of ECTS credits in core subjects, which can partly be provided by a relevant Bachelor’s thesis.

Applicants from other educational institutions and degree programmes must therefore provide evidence that they have received the specified minimum number of ECTS credits in the following areas:

  • Science, 20 ECTS credits in any of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry (General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Food and Biochemistry), Microbiology, Biology of Plant Cultivation and Animal Husbandry, Nutritional and Sensory Sciences

  • Production technology, 20 ECTS credits in any of the following subjects: Mechanical and Thermal Process Engineering, Food Technology, Biotechnology, Preservation, Automation and Packaging Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering

  • Management, 10 ECTS credits in any of the following subjects: Project and Process Management, Hygiene Management, Quality and Environmental Management, Production Planning and Control, Logistics and Supply Management

  • Agriculture, 10 ECTS credits in the following subjects: Plant Cultivation and Animal Husbandry, Food Processing and Direct Marketing

  • Bachelor’s thesis/theses or at least seminar paper (5 ECTS credits) on a food-related topic such as production, processing, trade and marketing, analytics.

Teachers at federal secondary schools for agriculture or persons involved in the training of skilled agricultural workers are also considered to meet the agricultural competence requirements along the value chain (production, processing and direct marketing).

In ambiguous cases, the head of degree programme will decide whether the candidate meets the admission requirements. You will be notified of the decision once we have received your full set of application documents

You are not an Austrian citizen?

You'll need to meet certain requirements. For more information please go to International Applicants.