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 12 May 2025 until Fri 6 June 2025

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

Registration deadline: 6 April 2025

Exam date: 5 June 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:

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


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 course 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.

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

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.


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 05/06/2025 (5 June 2025).


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