Process & Food Technology - English - 4 years - Full-time

A diploma in Process & Food Technology will make you an attractive candidate on the labour market. After all, you play a key role in making products and processes future-proof. Maybe you will become a technologist working on a new type of recyclable plastic, or invent a new kind of preservative. Our alumni also work as consultants at a consultancy company or as researchers at a university. No matter where you end up, you and your colleagues will be frontrunners in innovations and designing the world around us. Good to know: if you perform well during your degree programme, there is a good chance that you will be offered a position by the company where you completed your graduation project. Would you rather continue your studies? That is an option as well!

At work

Is there anything I cannot be after I graduate?

The multidisciplinary nature of PFT means that you’ll be attractive to employers from all kinds of industries and many of the skills you obtain are transferrable to different professions.
Like the study programme, your career prospects are very broad and job roles include:

What will you become
Operations technician
Food technologist
Product designer
Quality controller
Security advisor
Chief fire-fighter
Drug safety medical advisor
Process safety engineer
Production specialist
Research technician

Former students speaking

Yajing Wang

About a dream job

David Broekhuijsen

About having impact

Assia Aouichi

About doing a master’s

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At a university of applied sciences or a research university

After you complete the 4-year Process & Food Technology degree programme you can probably find a job almost anywhere, but maybe you prefer to continue your studies. There are plenty of master's programmes in the Netherlands and abroad that align with what you have learned. In the Netherlands, you will find prestigious master's programmes in Chemical Engineering at TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, UT Twente and at the University of Groningen. Wageningen University offers a master's degree in Food Technology. Depending on the university, you may have to complete a pre-master year before you can enrol.

Prefer to go abroad? You can consider universities in countries such as Denmark, Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom and China.

Need help making a decision

We would like to help you make the right decision

It takes a bit of thought and research to find the right programme. The Hague University of Applied Sciences organizes various activities throughout the year to give you the best possible idea of the various studies offered. You also learn what it’s like to study at THUAS. This way, you can click on the registration button without a doubt in mind. Or you’ll know for certain it’s not right for you. 

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