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The Master of Engineering Science in Food Engineering provides a comprehensive coverage of bioprocess and food manufacturing systems engineering. On this Masters you will develop new technical competencies in food and bioprocess engineering, learn how to develop and execute a research plan and acquire skills in the application of leading edge technologies to the agri-food and biotechnology industries, including novel food processing technology, food process automation, risk assessment, computer vision for food quality and food safety. In addition:
- This Masters is delivered by a highly research intensive School, comprising a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships.
-Two Professors, Sun and O'Donnell, are in the world's top one percent of the most cited scientists in their field.

Entry requirements

- A 4-year bachelors degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalence in a relevant Engineering programme.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Number of credits

90 credits

Careers or further progression

Careers
The manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland’s most important indigenous industry with a turnover approaching €24 billion. Almost 50,000 people are directly employed in the food and drink sector with a further 60,000 employed indirectly in all regions of the country.

Excellent job prospects are available to graduates in the food, bioprocess, manufacturing and related agencies and industries in Ireland. Graduates have progressed to career opportunities in a broad range of internationally recognised companies including: Glanbia, Kepac, Coca Cola, Guinness, Kerry group, APV, MC O’Sullivan, and ALcontrol Laboratories.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Michelle Mathews
Contact Number: +353 (0) 1 716 1802

Subjects taught

Programme structure:
The programme consists of 60 credits of modules taken in Semesters 1 and 2. The remaining 30 credits is a year-long minor thesis. At the beginning of the year you will be appointed a Supervisor for your thesis and will agree upon a suitable Thesis title. Throughout the year you will be expected to meet with your supervisor to discuss progress.

Stage 1- Core
Bioprocess Engineering Principles
BSEN30010

Quantitative Risk Assessment for Human and Animal Health
BSEN30060

Unit Operations in Bioprocess Engineering
BSEN30230

Life Cycle Assessment
BSEN30360

Advanced Food Process Engineering
BSEN40020

Thesis
BSEN40090

Global Cold Chain Safety
BSEN40250

Waste to Energy Processes & Technologies
BSEN40320

Food Chain Integrity
BSEN40410

Food Refrigeration Engineering
BSEN40440

Research and Teaching Methods
BSEN40460

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The programme will be of particular interest to graduates in Engineering, Science and related disciplines who are interested in food and bioprocess engineering, risk assessment, process development, process control, advanced manufacturing systems and associated environmental issues.

Application date

FT (X082)

Deadline: Rolling

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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