Agri-Food Engineering is a new bachelor’s degree program in Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. During your studies you can follow the production of food from “field to fork” and understand food processing from many perspectives and for different raw materials. Multidisciplinary and international SeAMK also offers to the students of Agri-food Engineering the opportunity to expand their skills to the international agri-food industry.
The students will be given a full skillset of basic and natural sciences knowledge of engineering and agri-food processing, you will get strongly involved with process hygiene, mechanical engineering, automation and digitalisation. Sustainable management in agri-food business is essential part of the studies. After studies you are able to work in various positions in the field of agri-food, like in production, quality control, research and development, in management positions, in sales and marketing or even as a founder of a company.
Agri-Food Engineering study program is structured to teach you about basic and natural sciences knowledge of engineering, agri-food processes, sustainable management in agri-food business and many other related themes. Practical learning is a central and important part of the studies. This is implemented through practical training, projects, and final thesis. These studies at SeAMK are designed to meet the future requirements of agricultural production, food technology, food processing and packaging.
The studies in the Agri-food Engineering Degree Programme (240 ECTS) consist of basic and vocational studies, internships promoting professional skills (30 ECTS), free-choice studies, and a final thesis (15 ECTS). Agri-food Engineering studies at SeAMK are designed to meet the future requirements of agricultural production, food technology, food processing and packaging.
- Basic and natural sciences knowledge of engineering and agri-food processing
- Process hygiene
- Mechanical engineering
- Automation and digitalisation.
- Sustainable management in agri-food business
General competencies form the basis for professional activities, cooperation, and the development of expertise. These can include learning skills, ethical competence, cooperation skills, innovation skills, internationalisation skills, entrepreneurial skills and quality management skills.
Engineers in agri-food processing will work in key positions in related industry. You will get a good foundation to work in various positions in the field of agri-food, such as production, quality control, research and development, management positions as well as sales and marketing.
There are also possible positions in inspection, supervision and teaching in both municipalities and governmental bodies. These studies are also a base for entrepreneurship. Possible positions could be:
- Production supervisor
- Process designer
- Health inspector
- Quality controller
- Production manager
The job situation for engineers is stable and the future looks bright for agri-food engineers.
The admission requirements for the program can found on the university page.