Food Technology (BFT) / BSc


The BSc programme Food Technology is designed to provide the student with a broad knowledge of all aspects of Food Science and Technology and related disciplines. The food technology bachelor has the capacity and skills to enter the MSc Food Technology, the MSc Food Safety or the MSc Food Quality Management.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this BSc programme graduates are expected to be able to:
- analyse problems related to food in a quantitative way, using basic mathematical and statistical principles;
- acquire, understand and apply theoretical knowledge of chemistry, physics, microbiology in relation to foods and the technological production processes;
- understand laboratory techniques and analytical measurements to be applied to food technology oriented cases;
- apply the basic principles of food quality and food safety and know how to manage these;
- acquire and understand basic concepts of consumer behaviour, marketing strategies and logistics in respect to the international food production chain;
- resolve (under supervision) a pre-defined food technology related research question or design problem into verifiable research or design questions;
- develop and execute individually (under supervision) a research plan in which a research question, hypothesis, experimental set-up and data analysis are described in relation to relevant literature, in order to develop new knowledge or a new product or process;
- understand the importance and effect of sustainability in international food production chains and processes;
- identify and discuss on societal and ethical consequences of developments in the international field of food technology;
- demonstrate an academic attitude by generating and recognizing creative ideas and recognizing the limits of scientific knowledge;
- communicate verbally and in writing about the results of experiments, cases or project work with colleagues and non-colleagues;
- work in a international environment;
- search, find and analyse scientific literature in the field of food technology;
- apply basic knowledge of a discipline of choice, preferably obtained through a well-motivated minor programme.

Programme Director

Dr. ir. R. Hartemink
Phone: 0317-(4)83558

Study Adviser(s)

- M. van Berkum MSc
Phone : 0317-(4)82436
- ir. B. van Dam
Phone: 0317-(4)84125
Email: bianca.vandam@wur
- ir. C.H.L. Doeswijk
Phone: 0317-(4)85143
- M. Starovicová, MSc
Email :
Phone : 0317-(4)82790
- Ir. M.C. Verkerk
Phone : 0317-(4)85983
- Ir. A. de Vries
Phone: 0317-(4)80319

Programme Committee

Chair: dr. ir. A.E.M. Janssen
Secretary: ir. M.M.T. Janssen


Study Association

Nicolas Appert
Droevendaalsesteeg 2, 6708 PB Wageningen
Phone: 0317-(4)84762

Unconditional Admission to the MSc

MDR Development and Rural Innovation
MFQ Food Quality Management
MFS Food Safety
MFT Food Technology

Language of Instruction