In the Process and Food Technology you will learn how to use (bio) chemical processes for producing things like medicines, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paints, gadgets, gasoline, energy, food, drink and more.
Most of our everyday needs, like medicines, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paints, gadgets, gasoline, energy and food and drink are made through (bio) chemical processes. The world’s biggest multinationals are looking for people with the skills you will develop on the Process and Food Technology (PFT) programme to produce them.
The program involves a mix of classroom tuition, lectures, group activities, projects and lab work. You’ll look at seven different ‘themes’: Food products and processing, Inorganic products, Water treatment, Organic products, Responsible industrial operation, (Food) polymer technology, (Food/chemical) process technology.
Your lessons will give you the knowledge and skills you need to complete the projects in each term. You’ll study general subjects, like math, physics and chemistry – as well as learning how to use actual equipment, like reactors, heat exchangers and distillation towers. And you’ll also be trained in presentation, reporting and communication.
At Process and Food Technology, you’ll do work placements as part of the program, after you’ve finished your first year. You’ll work with an engineering consultancy, industry or research institution, here in The Netherlands or abroad. You’ll work independently on an assignment, putting your knowledge into practice. You’ll be expected to arrange your own internship, to prove your independence – but our Internship Office will help you along.
In your final year, you’ll work on a consultancy assignment, for a real organization. Some kind of complex, industrial issue. In the first semester, you’ll work on a group project. In the second semester, you will work on an individual assignment. You’ll present a report at the end of the year, which you’ll have to defend to graduate.
As a Process and Food Technology graduate, you have endless career opportunities – in industry, or government or even education. Process and food technologists are the people who create plastics and new types of paint on a daily basis, as well as the people who develop new flavours of ice cream, fizzy drinks and snacks.
You might be asked to produce a new product on a large scale under strict hygienic conditions, or solve manufacturing problems. You may find yourself working for an engineering company, designing industrial processes or equipment. Or you might end up working with the government and consultants, as a health & safety or environmental specialist.
We have connections with all kinds of businesses here in The Netherlands, and all over the world. Shell, Unilever, Numico, Heineken, Albemarle and Sara Lee / Douwe Egberts are just a few of the names you’ll see recruiting on campus.
Were you good with maths, physics and chemistry at school? Do you have a natural curiosity about how things like plastics and paints, or foods and drinks are made? If you’re part ‘mad scientist’, and like the idea of working for a major multinational, Process and Food Technology is the programme for you.
You need to be ambitious and driven, with an inquisitive mind. You need to enjoy solving problems, on your own and as part of a group. You need to be comfortable working in teams, with people from all kinds of different backgrounds.
Read what current Process and Food Technology Students have to say about the program. Andreea Toderascu is from Romania and is especially impressed with the collaboration with Dutch companies that makes her program unique. She believes she is benefitting both personally and professionally from her studies.
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Besides Process and Food Technology, The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers a range of other Technology programs (in Dutch) such as Business Information Technology.
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Students who would like to register for the Process and Food Technology program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top Technology degree at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
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The Hague University of Applied Sciences is offering a total of 54 scholarships to students who would like to start their bachelor program during the academic year 2013-2014. At €5,000 each, the scholarships cover almost two-thirds of the total first year university’s tuition fee. For more information, go to the The Hague University Scholarship program.
The Hague University aims to train the professionals of the future. They will be able to perform more and different tasks with their knowledge in their changing professional domains. With practical knowledge and insight, they are able to contribute to innovation within their professions; translate practical knowledge and insight into creative findings, new designs, new processes and smart innovations.
Our 21,300 students, as well as our staff, come from over 146 different nationalities. That diversity is one of our most powerful resources. The exchange of competing ideas and opinions is what leads to real innovation.
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High school diploma (such as HAVO, VWO, IB, Abitur, A-levels)
IELTS overall band: 6, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80
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