Second cycle degree
Engineering for the food industry
Double degree course established with New Jersey Institute of Technology
The degree programme
This Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering was created to assimilate the best that the peculiarities of the sector have to offer – that is, for the food industry which unites aspects of many different disciplines.
Rarely can these specialties and peculiarities be found together within any of the currently available mechanical engineering courses.
Technological developments within the food industry make it necessary for metalwork and plant engineering companies to organize specialized training courses or propose Master’s courses to make up for lackings within the sectors of technology, microbiology and food chemistry.
This course offers the chance to gain a global vision of the food industry and will allow graduates to find positions right in the heartlands of this sector. 100% of graduates find work within a year of completing this course (Employment data from ISTAT – Forze di lavoro – AlmaLaurea).
This figure is even better than the national average for mechanical engineers (73.7%).
What are you going to learn?
As a graduate in Engineering for the Food Industry, occupational choices include mechanical and electro-mechanical engineering, the production and conversion of energy, plant engineering, automation and robotics, companies specialized in the production, installation, testing and maintenance of machinery.
Main responsibilities typically include management of food production, machine and systems design for the food industry, management and planning for food production, management of complex systems, project management for food plant contracts, sale assistance for complex food production systems and quality control of food packaging.