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BSc (Hons)
Food Engineering

Undergraduate course
Computing & Engineering

Gain the knowledge to play a leading role in improving food operations and production in an industry with a high demand for engineers.

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Our simulation and modelling software gives you the chance to look at the effect changes to the process will have on food production lines.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies). This must include 100 points from a Science related subject.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE grade C or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.BTEC National Diploma:Applicants who are studying a BTEC National Diploma are required to achieve DDM in an Engineering or Science discipline with a Distinction grade in the Further Mathematics unit.BTEC National Certificate:Applicants who are studying a BTEC National Certificate are required to achieve DDM in an Engineering or Science discipline with a Distinction grade in the Further Mathematics for Technicians unit.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. Through your personal statement you are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to computing.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies). This must include 100 points from a Science related subject.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE grade C or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.BTEC National Diploma:Applicants who are studying a BTEC National Diploma are required to achieve DDM in an Engineering or Science discipline with a Distinction grade in the Further Mathematics unit.BTEC National Certificate:Applicants who are studying a BTEC National Certificate are required to achieve DDM in an Engineering or Science discipline with a Distinction grade in the Further Mathematics for Technicians unit.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. Through your personal statement you are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to computing.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies). This must include 100 points from a Science related subject.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE grade C or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.BTEC National Diploma:Applicants who are studying a BTEC National Diploma are required to achieve DDM in an Engineering or Science discipline with a Distinction grade in the Further Mathematics unit.BTEC National Certificate:Applicants who are studying a BTEC National Certificate are required to achieve DDM in an Engineering or Science discipline with a Distinction grade in the Further Mathematics for Technicians unit.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. Through your personal statement you are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to computing.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 points from 2 A levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies). This must include 100 points from a Science related subject.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:GCSE grade C or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.BTEC National Diploma:Applicants who are studying a BTEC National Diploma are required to achieve DDM in an Engineering or Science discipline with a Distinction grade in the Further Mathematics unit.BTEC National Certificate:Applicants who are studying a BTEC National Certificate are required to achieve DDM in an Engineering or Science discipline with a Distinction grade in the Further Mathematics for Technicians unit.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2Selection Criteria:We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. Through your personal statement you are expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to computing.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Edd Brownrigg

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Edd Brownrigg
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BSc Computing

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I presented my final year project at one of Leeds Beckett's showcase events and woke up the next morning to an email from an employer who wanted to chat about my plans after university. I got the job pretty much straight away.

Your potential for employment will be huge and global - from a role in the quality process, packaging, farm production and process industry, to a position managing structures for retailers, plant design, canning, food transportation and storage - you will be equipped to make a real impact in this industry. 

  • Food Engineer (Product & Process Design)
  • Food Engineer (Development & Control)
  • Food Engineer (Sustainable Food Manufacture & Delivery)
  • Engineering Director
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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MODULES & LEARNING

Enhance your understanding of the simulation tools that will be available to you as a food engineer.

Learn how organisations manage and control their supply chain functions to gain both competitive and cost advantage.

Build your understanding of fundamental engineering principles, analysing a range of engineering systems and sub-systems.

Combine engineering expertise with the confidence to work with, develop and manage knowledge-based computer systems to support engineering design, manufacture and production.

An insight into food hazards - microbiological, physical and chemical, and the effects and controls in the food industry from raw materials to point of consumption.

Develop your ability to work in a range of food operations roles, typically in automated production/processing companies.

Explore classical control theory, sensors and signal conditioning.

An insight into the global requirement for food safety management systems, as well as minimum safety and quality standards required in the food industry to satisfy current legislation.

Investigate principles and applications of modern communication systems, from satellite to wireless systems.

Develop research skills to successfully undertake research projects within engineering contexts.

Study agricultural production and food availability, public health nutrition and functional foods, food fraud and malicious tampering, traceability and recall systems, and environmentally responsible waste management systems.

This is your opportunity to develop a product. You will research the requirements for the product and synthesise information, ideas and practices to create a design, before implementing the product.

Explore new product development and service frameworks, looking at how quantitative and qualitative research contributes to the process, the importance of communication with the customer, and financial considerations and entrepreneurship.

Look at the impact of engineering control on processes and systems.

Examine the emerging trends in device design and fabrication, and explore the current frontiers of electronic technology.

Develop engineering simulation methods such as CAD, discreet event simulation, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and impact assessment with both ecological and economic benefits.

Enhance your knowledge of support systems in information management and the accountant's contribution in providing relevant information for decision-making and corporate control.

Study the many functions of food packaging, including analyzing food packaging materials, evaluating the impact of food packaging on the environment, as well as packaging and design.

Preparing you for the working environment is at the heart of what we do. We organise regular trips to industry and students from our faculty have visited Nestle and Warburtons in the past. We'll also have experts from the food industry visiting our University to talk to you about their own experiences.

You'll work in our state-of-the-art laboratories, enabling you to work on the mechanical, electronic and robotic elements of food engineering. Our simulation and modelling software gives you the chance to look at the effect changes to the process will have on food production lines.

In addition to this, you'll also benefit from access to modern health science laboratories at our city campus and first-rate hospitality facilities at our Headingley Pavilion.

It's important to us that you're able to follow your own interests. That's why your final year project gives you the opportunity to pursue an area of your choice within food engineering.

  • Duncan Folley
    Food EngineeringDuncan Folley
    Principal Lecturer

    Seeing chocolate bars being made and packaged at nearly 500 bars per second makes you appreciate the design expertise that drives process engineering. With the new facilities here at LeedsBeckett, you will get the opportunity to see just how this can be achieved.

  • After leaving school Duncan became an engineer at Lucas Aerospace where he gained great industrial experience working on harpoon missiles and RB211 engines. He then studied a mechanical engineering degree and robotics masters. His main passions are automation, manufacturing and robotics in aerospace and the food industry.
    Life in Leeds
    Life in Leeds
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £2750.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

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