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 7 April 2025 until Fri 2 May 2025

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

Registration deadline: 10 February 2025

Please note that the dates for the academic year of 2024-2025 are yet to be confirmed, so they might still change.

Target audience

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 described at the webpage linked in the right-hand column.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Explain 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.


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.

The course is fully online and involves studying e-learning materials with practical assignments.

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 please consider our suggestions in the right-hand column.

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 us for more information via the contact form.


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 exam is included in the course price. The date of examination is 2 May 2024.


Upon successful completion, a digital micro-credentials certificate (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.

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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