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ME Biosystems & Food Engineering

2020 Details

Programme Commencing:

September 2020

Programme duration:

2 Years

ME Biosystems & Food Engineering:

This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering or mathematical based science background the opportunity to specialise in the application of engineering science and design to biological materials and systems, especially in:

  • Food process engineering
  • Sustainable energy
  • Environmental protection

Biosystems Engineers are at the forefront of the search for practical solutions to global problems and this specialisation will lead graduates to a wide variety of employment opportunities with companies focussing on processing of food and other biological materials, environmental protection, waste recycling, sustainable energy and green technologies.

HIGHLIGHT: The two years masters offers 6-8 months paid professional work experience, the practical skills acquired during this placement will give graduates a competitive advantage when applying for positions upon graduation.


Engineering at UCD is highly attractive to students due to the exposure to world leading researchers and the significant career prospects.

  • UCD is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide.
  • Degrees with high employability with dedicated careers support.
  • Ireland’s largest and most international university.
  • Established in 1854 with 160 years of teaching and research excellence.
  • The School of Biosystems Engineering contains two professors within the top 1% of World’s most cited Scientists in the area of Food Engineering

what will i study?

The ME Biosystems & Food Engineering involves lectures, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work,a research project and professional work experience.

Indicative Module List:

  • Food Process Engineering
  • Food Refrigeration
  • Food Chain Integrity
  • Advanced Environmental Engineering
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • Air Pollution
  • Waste Management
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Building and Environment
  • Biofuels and Renewable Energies

Ireland’s largest and most international university

Entry Requirements:

A first cycle honours Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Engineering Science.

Other courses of interest:

MSc Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies MSc Environmental Technology MEngSc Food Engineering

More Information:

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