What is Food Engineering?

Food engineering
is a multidisciplinary field of applied physical sciences which combines science, microbiology, and engineering education for food and related industries. Food engineering includes, but is not limited to, the application of agricultural engineering and chemical engineering principles to food materials. Food engineers provide the technological knowledge transfer essential to the cost-effective production and commercialization of food products and services.

What do Food Engineers do?

Among its domain of knowledge and action are:

  • research and development of new foods, biological and pharmaceutical products
  • development and operation of manufacturing, packaging and distributing systems for drug/food products
  • design and installation of food/biological/pharmaceutical production processes
  • design and operation of environmentally responsible waste treatment systems
  • marketing and technical support for manufacturing plants.

Diploma Degree and Working Areas of Food Engineers

Bachelor degree in diploma is Food Engineer of graduates.
Food engineering is a very wide field of activities. Prospective major employers for food engineers include companies involved in food processing, food machinery, packaging, ingredient manufacturing, instrumentation, and control. Firms that design and build food processing plants, consulting firms, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and health-care firms also hire food engineers.


Vision of the department is to educate food engineers who are capable to make a contribution on improvement of science, technological and economical needs of our age and sensitive to human affairs and  responsible to food engineering ethics.

History of EgeUniversity of Food Engineering Department

Food Technology Graduate School was established 1975-1976 and started their education with 40 students. In 1977, with the decision of Ministry of National Education, Food Technology Graduated School became a faculty by the application of Ege University Agricultural Faculty.   In 1983 with the regulation of Higher Education Board, our department is committed to Engineering Faculty.

Academic Personal of EgeUniversity of Food Engineering Department
  • Professor: 16
  • Assoc.Prof. : 3
  • Assis.Prof.Dr.: 10
  • Dr. : 7

Students (2006-2007) of EgeUniversity of Food Engineering Department
  • 1st grade : 170 student

  • 2nd grade : 170 student  

  • 3rd grade : 114 student

  • 4th grade : 256 student