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General information 

Course name:

Food Technology

Main Scientific Field:

541 - Food Industries

Degree:

Higher Technical Professional Course (CTeSP) (Level 5 of the European Qualifications)

Duration:

2 years / 4 semesters

Department:

Department of Food Industries (DIA)

Course Director:

Dulcineia Maria Sousa Ferreira Wessel (ferdulcineiaesav.ipv.pt)

Regime:

Daytime

Nr. of ECTS:

120 ECTS

Relevant areas for the course:

Biology and Geology, Physics-Chemistry and Mathematics

Entrance Testing:

Local application

Institution / course code:

3185 / T117

 

Objectives and skills

Design, plan, and execute, autonomously or under guidance, technological manufacturing processes and raw materials and production quality control and safety, stock management and physico-chemical and microbiological analysis of food in the agri-food industry. Interpret and coordinate the consumer expectations and the regional / national market in the development of novel foods.

 

Main activities

  • Coordinate the food manufacture technological processes under superior guidance;
  • Manage manufacturing processes associated with food processing under superior guidance;
  • Perform physical-chemical and microbiological tests on raw materials and final product;
  • Manage quality control of food production under superior guidance;
  • Monitor commercial and industrial cold;
  • Improve the existing technological processes in the company;
  • Design the formulation of healthy foods;
  • Design new regional food products;
  • Respect and enforce the basic rules of hygiene, safety and health and avoid accidents;
  • Control the effluents and residues of the food industry;
  • Manage and supervise teams and equipment in an integrated manner.

 

Study plan 

1st Year

Curriculum unit

Contact hours

ECTS

Hygiene, Safety and Health at Work

60

5

Statistics and Informatics

60

5

Technology of Fruit and Vegetable Products

75

6

Chemistry of Technological Processes

60

5

Food Biochemistry

60

5

Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior

45

4

Food Production Management

45

4

Agrifood Chemistry

90

7

Dairy Products Technology

60

5

Laboratory Techniques and Equipments

60

5

Quality and Food Safety

60

5

Treatment of Agro-Industrial Effluents

45

4

 

 

 

2nd Year

Curriculum unit

Contact hours

ECTS

Current Trends in Food

75

6

Genetic Resources in AgriFood Valuation and Innovation

60

5

Industrial Operations and Equipments

60

5

Industrial Cold Technology

45

4

Wine and Olive Oil Technology

75

6

Meat Products Technology

45

4

Internship

-

30

 

Areas of education and training

Areas of education and training

ECTS

345 - Management and administration

4

441 - Physics

4

442 - Chemistry

17

482 - Informatics from the user's perspective

5

541 - Food Industry

70

621 - Agricultural and animal production

5

726 - Therapy and rehabilitation

6

851 - Environmental protection technology

4

862 - Safety and hygiene at work

5

 

Access to bachelor degrees (1st Cycle)

Students with approval in all training components of the CTeSP, will be holders of a Diploma of Higher Professional Technician in Food Technology, being able to apply directly, through a special contest, to the ESAV Degree courses in Food Quality and Nutrition and Agronomic Engineering.

During the course of studies a broad set of curricular units carried out in the CTeSP will be credited on the Degree courses mentioned above.

 

Access and admission

Consult specific application form for the course.

 

Component in work context

The training component in the context of work aims to apply the guideline and knowledge acquired to the practical activities of their professional profile.

The training component in the work context (internship) lasts for one semester and is ensured through protocols that ESAV has established with the entities or companies of the Viseu region and in specific cases of the bordering regions.

 

Protocols

  • Adega Cooperativa de Mangualde, CRL
  • Associação Apicultores Beira Alta
  • Avicasal- Sociedade avícola S.A.
  • Beiragel, S.A.
  • Cooperativa de Olivicultores de Nelas
  • Crizaves- Centro de Abate de Aves, S.A.
  • Deltagel- Produtos Alimentares, S.A.
  • Indumape- Industrialização de Fruta, S.A.
  • Lacticínios do Paiva, S.A.
  • Lactipedros Sociedade de lacticinios, S.A.
  • Marserra Alimentar, Lda
  • Novarroz-Produtos Alimentares, S.A.
  • Salsicharia Trancosense, Lda
  • Vines &Wines- consultores de Enologia, Lda
  • Padaria VARANDAS, ALMEIDA & LOPES, LDA
  • Cooperativa Agrícola de Mangualde, CRL