As a commencing student you may have many questions: What does the desired course of studies teach me? How do I apply? What are the requirements for admission to studying at MCI, and what is the application deadline? What are my career options after graduation? Below you will find all the answers and information you may need.
The degree is designed for graduates of Bachelor’s programs in natural science, ecotrophology, nutrition science, technology, or engineering, seeking to obtain an advanced education in the food and nutrition technology sector.
The Food Technology & Nutrition Master’s program at MCI provides advanced knowledge of the technology, analysis, authorization, trends and economic foundations of the food and nutrition sector. The program is available both in full-time and part-time mode.
The curriculum has been developed based on the current conditions and requirements of the business world. The aim of the program is to equip students with a thorough knowledge of food and nutrition, production techniques and processes, the identification and characterization of nutritional properties, as well as the effects of specific food products. The program, thus, provides a perfect foundation for future engineers to position themselves on the labor market as qualified experts and to make a valuable contribution to the economic success of a business.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online. Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple programs of study, as long as a plausible rationale is given. The final decision may be taken by the end of the application procedures.
Entrance exam& Interview
*recommended for applications from non-EU countries
Career background - 30%A strong focus is placed on the applicant's previous education, qualifications obtained and professional experience where relevant plus the applicant's stated educational and professional goals.
Written entrance exam - 20%A written entrance exam (molecular and cell biology, chemistry and fundamentals of process engineering with special reference to biological process engineering) is designed to assess the applicant's aptitude for the program.
Interview - 50%The interview offers an opportunity for a personal presentation and a discussion of the application documents and the applicant's educational and professional goals.
MCI study programs stand out due to the quality of their content, relevance to the business world, and their international orientation. The close cooperation with partners from industry and integrative internships enable students to gain practical experience as early as in their Bachelor’s studies. In addition to providing expert knowledge, MCI places great importance on encouraging personal development and the development of social and intercultural competencies.
The program combines in-depth knowledge of food technology with the field of nutrition in an integrative way, thus, generating a range of interdisciplinary career options. A particular focus is placed on the methods of analysis and quality assurance, on the legal conditions of authorizing foods, of food production and the packaging of food constituents, as well as on food trends.
To meet the growing requirements of the business world and industry, the program places great emphasis on business-related training. It also includes contents of quality, project, and process management and promotes the development of individual competence in the fields of methodology, social skills, and team work. In addition, the program teaches methods of academic research and writing as well as their professional application in relevant industrial projects. In the third and fourth semester of the program, students are given the opportunity to study at one of MCI’s many partner institutions worldwide. They may also choose to write their Master’s thesis abroad.
One important feature of the Food Technology & Nutrition master’s program is its practical Relevance. In addition to selected, practically relevant and interdisciplinary courses, in the fourth semester there is an industrial focus. Within the framework of the master seminary, in cooperation with our R&D partners there are so called Industrial Visits to various production and research centers in the food industry.
One of the most essential components of MCI study programs is their international orientation. This is reflected not only in the curriculum and assigned projects, but also in the backgrounds of our faculty and students. Each program also includes the opportunity for students to spend a semester abroad at one of MCI’s many partner institutions.
The Master's program Food Technology & Nutrition is also a member of the "Central European Exchange Program for University Studies" (CEEPUS) and thus creates a valuable network for students with universities and colleges from 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
The part-time Master’s degree program in Food Technology and Nutrition allows you to combine and expand the practical knowledge from your job with academic content. Lecturers from the business world, other universities and MCI experts convey a comprehensive picture of the food industry in condensed weekend lectures. The MCI lecturers’ and staff’s personal contact with the students makes it easier to get through these challenging months and helps to actually have some fun along the way.
At the Entrepreneurial School®, providing a consistent link between science and practice has top priority. Therefore, we provide our students plenty of opportunity to put their newly acquired knowledge to practice, even during their studies. The collaboration with companies and organizations of different sizes and sectors forms one of the cornerstones of the MCI concept. Such cooperative work does not only benefit our students, but also, to a large extent our partners.
• Agroecology & Biogenic Raw materials• Microbial Fermentation• Product Analysis
Graduates of the program are conferred the academic title of Master of Science in Engineering, in short MSc or M.Sc. This is attested by a leaving certificate, the Master diploma, the international diploma supplement, and further documents where relevant. We recommend graduates to combine the academic degree with the MCI brand: e.g. MSc (MCI). This is to provide trust and orientation in an increasingly non-transparent international education market.
MCI Alumni & Friends provides a dynamic service platform promoting contacts, image, professional careers, and personal development of MCI and its graduates. We are delighted with all the graduates who choose to stay in touch even long after completion of their studies, and allowing us to be a part of their various careers: