Master's Course Product and Process Design – Principles of consumer-oriented food product design

Are you a food industry professional seeking to enhance your consumer-oriented food product design expertise? Join our part-time online course and delve into the principles and methods of designing innovative and appealing food products. Expand your T-shaped skills to tackle technological and multi-disciplinary challenges in the field of food design. Register now to unlock your potential to create enticing and successful food products.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 8 April 2024

Duration 4 weeks (20 hours per week).
Price EUR 1,230.00

Why follow this course?

Gain a competitive edge in the food industry by mastering the principles of consumer-oriented food product design. Throughout the four modules of this course, you'll learn the essential methods and strategies needed to create innovative and appealing food products. By strengthening your T-shaped skills, you'll be equipped to address in-depth technological challenges while effectively tackling broader multi-disciplinary issues. Don't miss this opportunity to advance your career and become a skilled food design professional.

Programme & topics

Study e-learning materials with practical assignments.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the need for continuous new food product development from a consumer perspective;
  • Classify new products according to the categories of new product introductions;
  • Apply methods needed for successful consumer-oriented food design
  • Critically assess these methods

    Capstone project

    When you complete two courses, you can start a capstone project in consultation with a Wageningen expert in the field. It is a tailor-made project where you will write a short paper about your results and conclusions. During this work, you will be coached by an expert. Price: €1,230,-.


    Participation in the remote proctored exam is optional. If you decide not to participate in the exam, you do not qualify for a certificate and/or Micro-credentials. The certificate is included in the course price. The date of examination is 02/05/2024 (2 May 2024).

    Practical information

    Deadline registration

    The deadline for registration for this online master's course is two weeks before the start date. If you register less than two weeks before the start date, we will do our best to enrol you in the course(s) you registered for before the course’s start date, but we can’t guarantee a timely start. Please contact the course coordinator for more information via the contact form.

    Level of knowledge

    To be able to participate in the course, you are expected to have at least a BSc level of education in Food Science and Technology or a related field, such as Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology.

    English proficiency

    The language of instruction of this course is in English. Admission to the course requires a level of English as defined at the website for Dutch nationals, EU nationals or nationals outside EU/EFTA respectively.

    Micro-credentials and Edubadge

    Upon successful completion, a digital Micro-credentials scertificate (EduBadge) with 3 study credits (ECTS) is issued.

    The EduBadge certifies the learning outcomes of short-term learning experiences, marking the quality of a course. More information can be found here.

    Combining courses

    When you want to learn more about food biotechnology and processing, other courses are interesting for you too. You can deepen your knowledge in a specific career field without completing a Master's programme. You can register for any combination, but these are our suggestions:

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