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Food Science and Technology

Providing people with safe and healthy quality foods daily is one of the most important global challenges that food scientists and technologists are facing today.

By studying BSc of Food Science and Technology at KTU, you will gain all the skills necessary for a future food technologist – students in this program are deepening their knowledge in food chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, technology and engineering. Also, you will be able to integrate this knowledge with fundamentals of entrepreneurship and economics.

Food Science and Technology is one of the few bachelor level programs in the field of food technology in Lithuania, and the only one which has been awarded the international EQAS-Food Label quality mark. KTU is the only university in the Baltic States offering studies accredited with this quality mark on an international level.

Students of this program gain practical skills while working together with experienced food technologists, and being involved in real-life problem solving. Students have access to modern food technology labs, which are provided with pilot-scale technological lines used to model and perform various technological processes

The graduates of this program are valued by the employers for their unique mix of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in food technologies, food engineering, food chemistry, and microbiology.

Applicants admitted to state-funded studies are candidates to receive 200 Euros monthly scholarship.

Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Cycle First cycle
Field Food Technology
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 4 y. (day-time; on-campus)
Degree awarded Bachelor of Technological Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 3524 €
 

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

High school certificate

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

Subject Coefficient Type
First subject

Mathematics

0,4

Final exam

Second subject

Chemistry or Physics or Biology

or Information Technologies or Geography

0,4

Final exam

Third subject

English language

0,2

IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or equivalent

 

Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2022-2023 is indicated below:

Full-time studies 3524 €
Price per credit 58,73 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3524 €
Price per credit 58,73 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.

 

Financial support

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of the study programme by semesters

Skills

Nutrients – structure, properties, functions in food, functions in human organism, analysis methods
Micro-organisms – structure, properties, prevalence in food, biochemical processes
Technologies – design, organisation, production, ensuring of safety and quality, food additives
Engineering – facilities, processes, systems
Design of food product technologies and organisation of production Design of catering product technologies and organisation of production Management of food safety and quality Physical, chemical, and microbiological analysis of food

 

 

Values

Why @KTU?

Competences of a future expert

This program is targeting technological, engineering, and life sciences, so you will acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and competences vital for developing new food products. Knowledge, obtain though the studies, will be easily combined with entrepreneurship as you will be able to evaluate the impact of technological processes and products on environment and people.

Contribute to established companies
Why @KTU?

Challenges that allow you to grow

You will be implementing theoretical knowledge gained through the program to solve real-life problems – this way you will be able to share your skills even before joining the job market. As a result, you will obtain a thorough knowledge of overall food chain, from food production, safety and quality, to distribution and consumption.

Why @KTU?

Graduates easily find jobs

Food industry is one of the most important and largest economic sectors in Lithuania. The employers value the graduates of this program due to their knowledge as well as practical skills. In fact, the majority of potential employers are the graduates of this programme themselves.

Product and service development

Are you interested in creating real products and services while studying? It is now possible to test yourself by getting involved in a product development project (PDP). During the project, you will work in teams, collaborating with KTU researchers and social partners. While solving current, relevant problems you will improve your teamwork, project management, and problem-solving skills, deepen professional knowledge and expand your career opportunities.

 

Career

After graduating, you will be able to:

  • analyze, model, design and install technologies for food and catering products, organize, execute and manage production processes and assure product safety and quality;
  • follow and analyze innovations in food science and technologies, apply latest knowledge and design skills in development and implementation of food technologies projects for improvement of nutritional value, quality and safety of products;
  • plan, perform and analyze research of food and catering products’ composition, quality and safety, use modern technological, analytical and software equipment;
  • apply principles of good laboratory practice, work effectively both individually and in team, understand the impact of technological and engineering solutions to the public and environment.

 

You will gain competences of:

  • analysis of composition and properties of food substance, its function in the food and function in the human organism;
  • knowledge of composition, properties of microorganisms, their occurrence in food, biochemical processes;
  • establishment and assurance of production methods, material and quality standards;
  • design of food and catering companies, organization of production, knowledge of food industry equipment, processes and systems.

 

 

You may become

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Organisation and control of technological production processes.
  • Preparation of technological documents, understanding of processing standards, technical specifications in accordance with professional integrity and standards of ethics.
  • Quality assurance and control of the manufactured products.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Implementation of preventive programmes and strategies related to food safety, quality of water, polluted and dangerous substances.
  • Planning of nutrition and menus, supervision of preparation and serving of food, monitoring of the amount and quality of the food eaten.
  • Performance of research works of nutrition, dissemination of their results in scientific conferences and other events.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Knowledge of quality standards and processes, assurance of labelling and other requirements.
  • Assessment of quality indicators in the specific company’s performance, preparation of recommendations.
  • Control of compliance with sanitation-hygiene standards.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Control of raw materials, materials used in production, technological process and quality of finished products.
  • Establishment of control standards and procedures for insurance of safety of employees and chemical production operations.
  • Processing of laboratory documents in accordance with the regulations on document preparation and storage.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Creation of new products, their development and introduction in production.
  • Coordination of the process of product creation with production and commercial divisions.
  • Search for innovations and their testing.

 

 

Testimonials

Mindaugas Pocius

Mindaugas Pocius

Director of UAB “Vičiūnai ir partneriai”

 

Specialists who have graduated from the Food Science and Technology studies at KTU are very in demand among food business companies. KTU prepares specialists with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of food chemistry, engineering, and so on, as food technologist should be ready for various challenges. It is important to note that modern food technology laboratories provided with the newest equipment enable students to completement theoretical knowledge with practical skills, and test future food technologists’ first ideas.

Ričardas Barakūnas

Ričardas Barakūnas

Senior Brewer of UAB “Kalnapilio Tauro grupė”

 

After graduation from Food Science and Technology studies I chose fermentation technologies as my career path – I have been working as a senior brewer in one of the most modern breweries in the Baltic States for over a decade now. Studies at KTU allowed me to gain solid knowledge of food chemistry and microbiology to help me in everyday activities ensuring that the products I create keep stable quality and taste.