Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Food Processing Engineering

Teesside University · School of Science, Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

Normally you will have at least a second-class honours (2.2) degree from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject. Examples of suitable first degree subjects include any life or physical science, engineering or mathematics. Other first degree subjects may be acceptable. Please contact the Admissions Office to check your eligibility. Non-UK students must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements. International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country on our web-site.

Months of entry


Course content

The food and drink sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK delivering 18% of the UK's total output by value. Tasked by government and the Food and Drink Federation with achieving 20% growth in productivity by 2020, the industry is developing innovative solutions to increase productivity, reduce waste and energy usage, and introduce more efficient manufacturing to reduce costs and drive competitive advantage.

You will study taught modules in Food Chemistry Composition and Analysis, Food Manufacturing Engineering, Food Product Design and Manufacturing Process Development and Food Safety Engineering & Management. This will be followed by an individual project.

We provide support during the programme induction and within the Food Product Design and Manufacturing Processes module. This support helps you understand the requirements of academic study at postgraduate level, enhancing your skills in academic writing and referencing, and developing the skills necessary to operate professionally, safely and ethically in planning and implementing a research project at master’s level.

By including work-based problem-solving projects and case-study exercises this programme places an emphasis on real-world working. This helps to blend theory and knowledge in the context of business, developing the skills employers are seeking, all designed to set you on a successful career path.

A significant feature of the programme is blended learning to provide a rich and varied learning experience. This also provides additional flexibility for learners who are working.

On campus you have access to a dedicated food product development laboratory and pilot-scale processing equipment, giving you valuable hands-on experience of both food processing and food product development. Fully equipped microbiological and chemical analysis labs enable relevant practical investigative projects, allowing you to explore a range of ingredients and food products.

Information for international students

International students are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 with no less 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

For Fees and Funding opportunities please visit our web-site www.tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, Science and Engineering
00 44 1642 738800