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Master in Food Science and Technology

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The Master in Food Science and Technology was created on the joint initiative of the University of Porto, through the Faculty of Sciences (FC), and the University of Minho (UMinho), through the Department of Biological Engineering at the School of Engineering (DEB-EEUM).
This master presents a solution-oriented training of problems linked to the agro-food process industries, as well as to the sector of services for the agro-alimentary industry. Considers as major goals:

  • To supplement the training of graduates in sciences of biological engineering, sciences of food engineering, chemistry or related, providing specialized training, advanced, in areas related to the agro-industries: dairy products, wines, beer, meat products, cereals and derivatives, vegetables, etc.
  • Provide technology transfer on issues relating to the processing and the quality of food, the development of new products, taking into account the nutritional and sensory aspects, as well as the certification of food safety management system.
  • Supporting R&D around the agro-industrial sector, promoting product quality, strengthening food safety and quality.



Course Director: m.tca.diretor@fc.up.pt
Postgraduate Section: pos.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students: m.tca@fc.up.pt

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General information

Official Code: M702
Director: Victor Freitas
Acronym: M:TCA
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2014/2015
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • Master's degree in Food Science and Technology (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization in Food Science and Technology (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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