Process & Food Technology - English - 4 years

You could be a process technologist working on a new type of recyclable plastic for Sigma Amsterdam or GE Plastics in Bergen op Zoom. This is what you do after you complete the degree programme and begin working on real assignments. But as a young professional, you do much more. You discover, for example, the culture at ‘your’ company. You attend meetings and company parties and meet with colleagues. You also learn all there is to know about ‘your’ market - the latest developments, the competition and what they do. In other words, you learn what this profession involves on a daily basis.

At work

Is there anything I cannot be after I graduate?

Although the Process & Food Technology programme has courses that are very similar to those taught at architecture academies, students cannot apply for a job as an architect after graduating from the PFT programme.

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
What you won't become

Continue studying

You might, of course, be more academically inclined than your fellow students. If so, you’ll have the option of following a Master’s after you graduate from PFT. The most prestigious Master’s in the Netherlands that deal with process engineering and food technology are at the University of Wageningen and the Technical University in Delft. Examples include: Food Safety, Development and Rural Innovation and Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management. Note, however, that different rules apply in the Netherlands, as most Dutch universities require that THUAS graduates follow a pre-master’s first. Outside the Netherlands, PFT students can follow a Master’s directly after graduation. We’ve seen for instance that PFT students have no problem applying for a Master in Chemical Technology at Universities in Finland, Denmark, England and Belgium.

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 study’s 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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