Master's Course Product and Process Design – Principles of consumer-oriented food product design (PPD-DL I)

Are you a professional in the food industry and do you want to strengthen your expertise and knowledge about aspects of product and process design? In this particular online master’s course, we will focus on the principles of consumer-oriented food product design. Since this online course is part-time, you will be able to combine study and work and enhance your career.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Mon 10 April 2023 until Thu 4 May 2023

Duration 4 weeks (20 hours per week).
Price EUR 1,230.00
Certificate 3 ECTS
Format Online
Credits ECTS

Contents of the course

The four modules of the course on Product and Process Design focus on design aspects of food products from an integrated product and process perspective aim at strengthening so-called T-shaped skills, i.e., the ability to tackle in-depth disciplinary technological problems in combination with the aptitude to deal with broad multi-disciplinary challenges.

Online education

Study e-learning materials with practical assignments.

You will learn to

  • 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 and
  • critically assess these methods

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 following a complete Master programme. You can register for any combination, but these are our suggestions:

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 the expert. Price: €1,230,-.

Level of knowledge

Admission to the course requires a level of education in Food Science and Technology or related, such as Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology. Relevant work experience can be considered.

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 nationalsEU nationals or nationals outside EU/EFTA respectively.


You can complete the online master's course(s) with an exam (not obligatory). If you don’t complete the course with an exam or if you do not pass the exam successfully, you can ask for a certificate of attendance. When you successfully complete the course and the exam, you are entitled to a certificate of successful completion. The certificate is included in the course price.

Examination dates

  • Exam: 28 April 2022
  • Resit exam: To be announced

Meet the instructor