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Bachelor's degree in Food Engineering

Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB)

The bachelor's degree in Food Engineering combines training in technology and engineering with food science with the aim of producing graduates who have technical skills and a capacity for innovation in the food industry. You will acquire the knowledge to design, plan and manage food transformation and processing, quality control and food safety. You will receive multidisciplinary training in areas such as microbiology, biochemistry, food analysis, food processing operations, preservation techniques, sensory analysis and the design of new food products. You will also learn the technological fundamentals of engineering as applied to the design and use of facilities and equipment in the food industry.

The programme includes laboratory, pilot plant and computer practicals that provide training in food science and technology and the economic viability of food companies.
4 years
Study load
240 ECTS credits (including the bachelor's thesis). One credit is equivalent to a study load of 25-30 hours.
Language of instruction

Check the language of instruction for each subject (and timetable) in the course guide in the curriculum.

Information on language use in the classroom and students’ language rights.

Fees and grants
Approximate fees per academic year: €1,107 (€2,553 for non-EU residents). Consult the public fees system based on income (grants and payment options).
Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (EEABB)
Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register
Registration and enrolment
What are the requirements to enrol in a bachelor's degree course?
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.
Professional opportunities
  • Technical management of companies and industries in the food sector.
  • Sales and marketing in food industries.
  • Management and control of food production processes in dairies, meat processing, canning, mining, fishing, etc.
  • Research, design and technological development of new food products.
  • Freelance work: projects, consultancy, advice, appraisal, site management, environmental studies, etc.
Double-degree pathways at the UPC

You have the possibility of complementing this bachelor's degree with a specific pathway towards a double degree by taking an additional number of credits from one of the other degrees taught at the School. Generally, this involves an additional year of study. To gain admission to a double degree of this kind you must have taken a minimum number of credits on one of the bachelor's degrees. The number of places is limited.

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Engineering + Bachelor's degree in Biosystems Engineering

Check the degree’s main quality indicators in the University Studies in Catalonia portal of the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency. Find information on topics such as degree evaluation results, student satisfaction and graduate employment data. 

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