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Food Engineering
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BEng (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.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus/City Campus

Your Course

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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 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 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 English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. 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. 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 B2

Selection 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.

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.
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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.

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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 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 English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. 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. 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 B2

Selection 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.

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.
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Careers

  • Nick Jemicz

Careers

Nick Jemicz
Freelance Lighting Designer, Lighting Through Design

MSc Advanced Engineering Management

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“My course at Leeds Beckett allowed me to tailor my study to my professional interests in the events industry and my first-class tutors gave me all the materials and resources I needed. With their support, I created a system to monitor entertainment lighting installations, with the goal of making the industry safer for lighting professionals.

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 the use of robotics and automation in the food industry.

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 will 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 will also benefit from access to modern health science laboratories at our city campus and first-rate hospitality facilities at our Headingley Pavilion.

It is important to us that you're able to follow your own interests. That is why your final year project gives you the opportunity to pursue an area of your choice within food engineering.
  • David Love
    Dr David Love Dr David Love
    Senior Lecturer

    Most people don't think very much about food (apart from eating it!), but food and the engineering processes around it are something that affects nearly every aspect of our lives, from farming to shipping ingredients to the right place and putting everything together at a cost people can afford.

    David's background is in high integrity systems, first in the minerals handling industry then in aerospace. He was drawn into software engineering during his PhD, and is committed to enhancing our understanding of how to treat software based systems as 'proper' engineered systems. At Leeds Beckett, David is helping to grow a new group around electronics and electrical engineering.
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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 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 2016/17 is £9700. 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.

Facilities

  • Automation and embedded systems laboratories
    Automation and embedded systems laboratories

    The laboratories provide equipment to support electrical and electronic engineering and include industry proven technologies such as Siemens Programmable Logic controllers, NI ELVIS and myRIO systems.

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Headingley Campus/City Campus

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Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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