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If you are interested in the manufacture of food products, particularly food engineering, then BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing is the perfect course for you.
Food technologists are innovative, with an in-depth knowledge of raw materials and of methods for producing safe and healthy products. You will develop your scientific knowledge and technical skills, whilst exploring the role of technology within the food sector and addressing issues such as quality assessment.
The University of Reading is a world authority on human nutrition, food chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology and food law. Our staff are actively engaged in world-class research and will tailor their teaching to reflect changing trends and emerging technologies within the sector.
You will study the fundamental science behind food and nutrition, the processes involved in production, and human physiology. You will also gain experience of using key technical skills through sensory evaluation and laboratory-based practicals, and work in our pilot-scale food processing plant.
The final year will give you the chance to pursue your own interests by undertaking an original research project. You can also develop your teamwork skills through our Product Development module. You will be given a brief by industry and work as a team to produce an original product, which you will showcase at an end-of-term trade show. You will also study advanced modules in integrated food processing, economic manufacturing and the sensory evaluation of food.
Graduates of this course are recognised as professional food technologists by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
For more information, please visit the Food and Nutritional Sciences website.