Enhance your expertise in environmentally friendly and efficient food production methods. Evaluate technologies for raw material, water, and energy efficiency, and learn about sustainable process system design. Balance your studies and work, and advance your career in the food industry. Join now and drive positive change in sustainable food production.
Why follow this course?
In the online master's course, we will explore the impact of different choices in food production and processing methods. We will focus on evaluating existing and new technologies using appropriate instruments and designing process systems optimising using resources such as materials, water, and energy.
This course will provide two analytical evaluation tools:
1. Analysis of mass and energy flows in a process system
2. Pinch Analysis, which assesses the efficient use and re-use of energy
We will apply these instruments to various food production systems, ranging from the large-scale supply chain and factory level to specific product and unit 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
- Prepare Sankey diagrams for the visualisation of mass and energy flows.
- Apply pinch analysis for the overview of heat requirements and optimisation of re-use of heat in complex production systems.
After completing two or more 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. Here 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 04/04/2024 (4 April 2024).
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.
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.
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