Master of Science in Technology
Study field
Area of study
Chemical Engineering
LUT School of Engineering Sciences
120 ECTS credits
2 years
Form of study
Blended learning
When to apply
Regular admission
16 December 2024–22 January 2025 at 15:00 (UTC+2)
Early admission
1–15 October 2024 (UTC+3)
Tuition fee
EUR 13 500/academic year for non EU/EEA students. No tuition fees for EU/EEA students.

Food is something we all need every day. Changing health and nutrition recommendations and global environmental issues set demands for the food industry to develop new, healthier foods sustainably. That requires the overall renewal of food processing.

The Master’s Programme in Food Processing Technology focuses on processing technologies and unit processes used in food manufacturing. In this programme, you will acquire knowledge and skills essential in the renewal of the food processing industry and in the development of novel food processes.

The programme covers mechanical and thermal processes used in food processing, but also fermentation, novel extraction methods, the rheology of liquids, suspensions, and particulate materials in food processes.

The delivery of courses is blended, which means that the programme is a combination of on-campus and online studies. Many of the obligatory specialisation studies require participation in contact teaching in Kouvola in the form of lectures, exercises, or laboratory assignments. Contact teaching is aimed to be organised in intensive periods of a few days. Some of the courses can be completed as distance learning. Students admitted to the programme should prepare to attend classes on Kouvola Unit when needed on contact teaching days.


What will you learn in the programme? 

In this master's programme, you will obtain sufficient scientific and technological knowledge for a career as a chemical engineer in the food processing industry or equipment manufacture. The programme also provides a good background for research at research institutes or universities.

During your studies, you will learn to create new sustainable solutions as a response to major global challenges. You will learn to create, design, and develop new technology and to work in an international team.

Teaching in this master's programme has been planned in cooperation with industry representatives, who are committed to providing real-life topics for projects and theses and offer internship positions for students.

During your studies, you will acquire:

  • knowledge of modern and future food processing technologies
  • skills in developing sustainable solutions and technologies for future sustainable food processes        
  • a professional network through practical assignments and teamwork on projects with industrial companies

Degree structure and studies


The Master's Programme in Food Processing Technology is a two-year programme. The programme leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, and elective studies as well as a Master's thesis. 



Career prospects


You will acquire practical skills and the latest information about the technologies and chemical process engineering approach to food processes.

You may find employment as a specialist, process engineer, laboratory manager or development engineer in the food industry or manufacturing and technology companies focusing on food processes.


You can also find jobs in research institutes, where you can develop novel and sustainable processes and technology for future food processes.

Moreover, you will obtain a firm basis to continue your studies in doctoral programmes at the university.



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