Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Food Technology and Safety

Cycle

Segundo ciclo

Degree

Mestre

Coordinator

Benilde Simões Mendes

Opening date

September

Fees

1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).

Schedule

"Compressed" schedule - a day and a half per week (thursday afternoon, friday full day) and after working-hours schedule (monday do thursday after 18.00 pm).

Education objectives

Food production has become, in many circumstances, an act so industrialized as possible, worrying those responsible with the more quantitative aspects of the process than with product quality. The complexity of food chains is increasing, resulting in many interactions which may be the basis of risks to consumers, whose control will thus become more difficult. Food Security so requires an integrated and responsible approach, which stretches from production to consumers in a manner consistent, effective and dynamic. 

Skills:

  • To assess the quality of the food value, either raw or processed products, so as to contribute thereby to ensure, together with other technicians, security of food consumption and health;
  • To intervene in the productive processes of the food industries, seeking to optimize the process itself and minimize the environmental impacts arising from it;
  • Adequate training to the design of new products, food and others, and the reformulation of current products;
  • To intervene in the processes of standardization and certification of products and systems for production and processing of products and raw food;
  • Management of emissions, effluents and wastes and other disorders arising in processes of production, processing and distribution in food industries. 

Careers 

Level of production, quality control and food security in agro-food industries and to develop new products or improve existing ones. Tasks of research and development and consulting services in Technology and / or Food Safety.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Food Technology TA 33 -
Food Safety SA 15 -
Chemistry Q 12 -
Food Quality QA 6 -
Chemical Engineering EQ 3 -
Food Technology / Food Safety / Chemistry / Food Quality / Chemical Engineering TA / SA / Q / QA / EQ 42 -
Transferable Skills CC 3 -
Any Scientific Area   QAC - 6 a)
TOTAL 114 6

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT/UNL

Access to other courses

Access to third cycles (PhD Programs).

Evaluation rules

The evaluation is done according the Regulamento de Avaliação de Conhecimentos da FCT (Despacho 34/2012). 

The curricular units (UC) predicted a format of continous assessment, wich will include  a minimum of three evaluation times, distributed along the semesters and that will be concluded till the end of teaching classrooms. The evaluation of UCs of the Insert Period is regulated by a separated decision of the Executive Council of FCT.

Appeal Exam.

The UC Master Dissertation comprises a public presentation and discussion of the dissertation work.

Structure

1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10750 Food Analysis 6.0
10753 Fundamentals of Food Engineering 3.0
10751 Biological Indicators on Agro Industrial Quality 6.0
7895 Legislation and Consumer Protection 3.0
10752 Nutrition 6.0
10749 Food Chemistry and Biochemistry 6.0
Options
10376 Water Supply and Treatment 6.0
10345 Environment and Sustainable Development 3.0
11589 Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations 6.0
7122 Cell Biology C 6.0
5340 Biomaterials 6.0
5324 Biosensors 6.0
10575 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 6.0
8150 Computer Graphics and Interfaces 6.0
10530 Cryogenics 3.0
10426 Technical Design 3.0
10377 Drainage and Wastewater Treatment 6.0
10497 Electronics for Biomedical Micro-Systems and Multimedia 6.0
3679 Energy and the Environment 6.0
10679 Biochemical Engineering I 6.0
10529 Cell and Tissue Engineering 6.0
10714 Enzymology 6.0
10810 Computational Numerical Statistics 6.0
10617 Finance for Entrepreneurs 3.0
3919 Statistical Physics 6.0
10663 General Geology 6.0
10420 Quality Management 6.0
10423 Business Management 3.0
10589 Project Management 6.0
10375 Waste Management 6.0
10745 Management and Water Quality 6.0
11049 Recording Electronic Information 6.0
2691 Art History (Modern Art) 6.0
10914 History of Technology and Engineering 3.0
10995 History of the Sciences 3.0
10535 Imagiology 6.0
7502 Chemical and Biological Industries 6.0
1712 Artificial Intelligence 6.0
10647 General Biology 6.0
8575 Introduction to Operations Research 6.0
10479 Introduction to Telecommunications 6.0
10861 Macroeconomics and Globalization 3.0
1837 Building Materials I 6.0
7822 Smart Materials and Systems 6.0
10525 Quantum Mechanics 6.0
8452 Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering 6.0
5284 Medical Imaging Methods 6.0
10542 Mathematical Methods of Physics 3.0
10862 Microeconomics 3.0
10664 Mineralogy 6.0
10514 Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Non Destructive Testing 6.0
11365 Agro-Industrial Production and Sustainability 3.0
10768 Energy Production using Biomass 6.0
10698 Analytical Chemistry 6.0
10407 Chemistry B 6.0
10412 Polymer Chemistry 6.0
10843 Glass Art and Science Seminar I 3.0
10475 Logical Systems I 6.0
7477 Sensorial Systems 6.0
10507 Sociology of New Information Technologies 3.0
10417 Technology of Nanomaterials 6.0
7268 Clean Technologies and Green Chemistry 6.0
10495 Design Theory and Methodologies 6.0
11518 Spectroscopic Techniques 3.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10757 Food Packaging 3.0
10755 Food Preservation 6.0
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
10756 Food Quality I 6.0
10754 Food Toxicology 6.0
2.º Semester - Opção 1
Code Name ECTS
Options
10376 Water Supply and Treatment 6.0
3742 Algorithms and Data Structures 6.0
10345 Environment and Sustainable Development 3.0
11589 Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations 6.0
10434 Architecture 3.0
7747 Databases 6.0
10350 Biology 6.0
7122 Cell Biology C 6.0
5340 Biomaterials 6.0
10719 Environmental Biochemistry 3.0
10348 General Biochemistry C 6.0
5324 Biosensors 6.0
10985 Mathematics of Finance 3.0
10575 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 6.0
8150 Computer Graphics and Interfaces 6.0
7414 Preventive Conservation 6.0
10530 Cryogenics 3.0
10633 Computer Aided Design 6.0
10430 Computer Aided Design 3.0
10426 Technical Design 3.0
10377 Drainage and Wastewater Treatment 6.0
10364 Terrestrial Ecology 3.0
10801 Biological Effects of Radiation 3.0
10497 Electronics for Biomedical Micro-Systems and Multimedia 6.0
7316 Virtual Enterprises 6.0
10387 Energy and Climate Change 6.0
3679 Energy and the Environment 6.0
10679 Biochemical Engineering I 6.0
10529 Cell and Tissue Engineering 6.0
10714 Enzymology 6.0
10810 Computational Numerical Statistics 6.0
9369 Statics 6.0
11371 Stressors and Agro-Industrial Productivity 3.0
10617 Finance for Entrepreneurs 3.0
11515 Atomic Physics 6.0
10917 Solid State Physics 6.0
3919 Statistical Physics 6.0
11516 Molecular Physics 6.0
1530 Photochemistry 6.0
11509 Photonics for Materials 6.0
10663 General Geology 6.0
2641 Production Management 6.0
10420 Quality Management 6.0
10423 Business Management 3.0
10589 Project Management 6.0
10727 Water Resources Management 6.0
10375 Waste Management 6.0
10386 Corporate Environmental Management 6.0
10745 Management and Water Quality 6.0
11049 Recording Electronic Information 6.0
2761 Hydrogeology 6.0
2693 Art History (Contemporary Art) 6.0
2691 Art History (Modern Art) 6.0
10914 History of Technology and Engineering 3.0
10995 History of the Sciences 3.0
10535 Imagiology 6.0
7502 Chemical and Biological Industries 6.0
1712 Artificial Intelligence 6.0
10647 General Biology 6.0
8575 Introduction to Operations Research 6.0
10479 Introduction to Telecommunications 6.0
10861 Macroeconomics and Globalization 3.0
3736 Marketing and Innovation 6.0
3629 Discrete Mathematics 6.0
1837 Building Materials I 6.0
7822 Smart Materials and Systems 6.0
7492 Materials for Energy Conversion and Conservation 6.0
11370 Food Raw Materials 6.0
10525 Quantum Mechanics 6.0
10455 Finite Element Method 6.0
8452 Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering 6.0
5284 Medical Imaging Methods 6.0
10542 Mathematical Methods of Physics 3.0
10862 Microeconomics 3.0
11044 Microelectronics I 6.0
10664 Mineralogy 6.0
7820 Systems Modelling 6.0
8416 Decision Support Models 6.0
10854 Mathematical Models in Epidemiology 3.0
10996 Contemporary Thought 3.0
10385 Green infrastructure planning and coastal zone management 3.0
10514 Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Non Destructive Testing 6.0
11365 Agro-Industrial Production and Sustainability 3.0
10768 Energy Production using Biomass 6.0
10765 Production and Utilisation of Liquid Bio Fuels 6.0
11687 Design of Solar and Photovoltaic Plants 6.0
10716 Chemoinformatics 3.0
10698 Analytical Chemistry 6.0
10407 Chemistry B 6.0
10412 Polymer Chemistry 6.0
7916 Forensic Chemistry 6.0
2227 General Inorganic Chemistry 6.0
11195 General Organic Chemistry B 6.0
7913 Radiation Chemistry 6.0
10610 Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) 3.0
10843 Glass Art and Science Seminar I 3.0
10844 Glass Art and Science Seminar II 3.0
8153 Distributed Systems 6.0
10475 Logical Systems I 6.0
7477 Sensorial Systems 6.0
10507 Sociology of New Information Technologies 3.0
10508 Sociology of Organizations 3.0
10506 Socio-Economics of Innovation 3.0
10417 Technology of Nanomaterials 6.0
10742 Quarry Technology 6.0
10573 Technologies and Chemical Processes 6.0
7268 Clean Technologies and Green Chemistry 6.0
10495 Design Theory and Methodologies 6.0
11518 Spectroscopic Techniques 3.0
10431 Topography and Geographic Information Systems 3.0
11017 Treatment and Valorization of Effluents and Residues 6.0
10372 Urbanism, Transports and Environment 3.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
8910 Master Thesis on Technology and Food Safety 42.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10760 Food Industries 6.0
10761 Food Quality II 6.0
10762 Management Systems for Food Security 6.0