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 succesful completion of this BSc programme graduates are expected to:
- have a broad basic theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry, physics, microbiology in relation to foods and the technological production processes;
- be able to analyse problems related to food in a quantitative way, using basic mathematical and statistical principles;
- understand the basic principles of food quality and food safety and know how to manage these;
- have insight in the effect of sustainability and logistics on food production chains;- be aware of the societal and ethical consequences of developments in the area of food technology;
- have a basic understanding of consumer decision making and marketing strategies related to food products;
- be able to work as a team and communicate with experts from related disciplines; - be able to evaluate food science literature;
- have basis knowledge of a discipline of choice in- or outside food technology.

Programme Director

Dr ir R. Hartemink
Food Microbiology Group
Biotechnion (Building 307) room 426
PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen
Phone: 0317-(4)83558

Study Adviser(s)

- Dr ir A.E.M. Janssen
Process Engineering Group
Biotechnion (Building 307) room 608
PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen
Phone: 0317-(4)82231
- Dr ir J.P.H. Linssen
Product Design and Quality Management Group
Biotechnion (Building 307) room 302B
PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen
Phone: 0317-(4)83548

Programme Committee

Chair: Dr ir A.E.M. Janssen
Secretary: Vacancy


Study Association

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

Unconditional Admission to the MSc

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