Master's Course Sustainable Food and Bioprocessing - Exergy Analysis

Are you eager to delve into environmentally friendly and efficient production? Our online course is tailored just for you. Find many tools to assess current and new technologies, including their use of resources like materials, water, and energy.

Delve into the realm of production methods and explore their varying influences. Our part-time online course allows you to seamlessly blend study and work, propelling your career to new heights. Embark on a journey of growth and increase your knowledge.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 13 May 2024

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

Why follow this course?

In the online master's course, we will learn about how different choices in food production and processing methods affect sustainability. We need evaluation tools and a system design that maximises resource and technology utilisation to assess technologies.

This online master's course in bioprocessing in sustainable food teaches Exergy Analysis, which measures the quality of different streams and their quantity. This analysis helps assess the efficiency of raw materials, energy, water, and utilities in various food production systems. It examines the supply chain, factory level, and individual products and operations.

Programme & topics

The online master's course consists of online knowledge clips, digital exercises and case studies. All information will be provided on Brightspace.

What you'll learn

  • Analyse process systems with exergy analysis
  • Prepare Grassmann diagrams for visualisation of exergy flows and destruction
  • Identify thermodynamic efficiencies
  • Identify options for improvement

Capstone project

After completion of two or more courses, there is a unique opportunity to apply what you have learned. 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. The price for this project is €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 06/06/2024 (6 June 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), 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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