Food Science and Technology

20/03/2020 17:38

The Food Science and Technology program is considered an excellence program, having been graded 5 (maximum grade) by the Ministry of Education. The program is concerned with the Brazilian social, cultural and industrial reality and is highly oriented to the production of quality food and the development of innovative products to meet consumer needs.

The Food Science and Technology graduate is a professional specialized in all aspects of food, including its scientific, technological, biochemical, sanitary, sensory, and nutritional dimensions. This expert is equipped to identify problems and implement innovative solutions across various production chains within the food sector.

In order to prepare such professionals, the program is structured around an innovative and multidisciplinary curriculum covering various subject areas. Safety, quality and sustainability are key concepts with which our faculty understands the food universe. The faculty members hold doctoral degrees in the main food-related fields: technology, microbiology, biochemistry and chemistry.

Students have access to modern and specialized laboratories for their practical courses, as well as to a food processing pilot plant where they learn technologies to develop products derived from milk, meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, oils and cereals. The training path equips them with the skills to develop new food products that aim to meet the demands of the consumer market and society, understanding quality as a broad concept.

The Food Science and Technology graduate will work in every dimension of food production, conservation and monitoring at all stages of distribution. They can be technically responsible for food industries and analysis laboratories; carry out research; work in health surveillance agencies; and perform physicochemical, microbiological, toxicological and sensory quality control and process management.

Learn more about the Food Science and Technology program by watching this video (in Portuguese):

Program Length:
9 semesters (4 and a half years)
Classes may be held in the morning, afternoon and evening.