Many household goods, such as medicines, cosmetics, paint and food and drink, are produced from chemical processes. On the Process and Food Technology programme, students learn to design, develop and monitor these processes within a multinational company. After the first year, they put theory into practice during a work placement at a manufacturer, engineering consultancy or research institution, either in the Netherlands or overseas. In the final year, there is a complex consultancy assignment for a real organisation.
We offer a four-year programme, as well as a fast track three-year intensive course, in Process and Food Technology.
The programme involves a mix of classroom tuition, lectures, group activities, projects and lab work. You’ll look at seven different ‘themes’:
Food products and processing
Responsible industrial operation
(Food) polymer technology
(Food/chemical) process technology
You’ll study general subjects, like math, physics and chemistry – as well as learning how to use actual equipment, like reactors, heat exchangers and distillation towers. And you’ll also be trained in presentation, reporting and communication.
English language skills
Since our international Bachelor programmes are taught entirely in English, you will need a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. Bachelor candidates who were educated in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada (except for Quebec!), Australia, New-Zealand, South Africa or Malta, or students holding a diploma (including English as an exam subject) stated on this diploma list, need not take an English proficiency test. All other prospective students are required to hand in a valid and sufficient TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), TOEIC, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Cambridge ESOL (CAE/CPE) certificate to the Enrolment Centre.
As a Process and Food Technology graduate, you have endless career opportunities – in industry, or government or even education. Process and food technologists are the people who create plastics and new types of paint on a daily basis, as well as the people who develop new flavours of ice cream, fizzy drinks and snacks.
You might be asked to produce a new product on a large scale under strict hygienic conditions, or solve manufacturing problems. You may find yourself working for an engineering company, designing industrial processes or equipment. Or you might end up working with the government and consultants, as a health & safety or environmental specialist.
We have connections with all kinds of businesses here in The Netherlands, and all over the world. Shell, Unilever, Numico, Heineken, Albemarle and Sara Lee / Douwe Egberts are just a few of the names you’ll see recruiting on campus.