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Food Processing Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Transition to a career in food processing engineering, an industry with excellent employment opportunities for trained specialists, with this sought-after qualification.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Build on your science, maths or technology-related degree and enter an expanding industry.
  • Choose between separate study pathways to suit your interests, aspirations and prior experience.
  • Benefit from part-time, full time or blended learning- studying around your other commitments.

Develop the skills needed for a rewarding career as an engineer in the food and drink industry. You gain valuable experience and knowledge, ready to enter a buoyant employment market with a shortage of skilled practitioners.

How you learn

Flexibility is at the core of this programme. With part-time, full time and blended learning options, you'll choose a path that fits with your interests and experience, allowing you a firmer grasp of engineering if you feel you're lacking one. You study in traditional, classroom contexts and apply your knowledge through projects and case studies. Throughout, you'll be supported in your independent and supervised studies by expert industry practitioners.

You learn through

  • lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • practical lab sessions
  • case studies
  • individual and group projects
  • online/blended learning

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Sara Mountney
Dr Sara Mountney
Senior Lecturer, Engineering Management

Sara is responsible for delivering a number of engineering management-related modules to our undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students.

Applied learning

Live projects

We encourage you to learn through the application of theories, concepts and knowledge to real-life situations (such as your own organisation) or by using case studies. You undertake a group project to develop a new food product and its processing. This involves working with students from different courses, giving you experience in a multi-disciplinary food processing environment.

Networking opportunities

We have has extensive contacts with national and multi-national food and drink companies including Nestle, PepsiCo, Mondelez, Greencore, Premier Food, Kellogg's and William Jackson Food Group.

Future careers

The course leads to career opportunities in the food and drink sector, where there is a high demand for scientific and technically qualified individuals. Example roles and potential salaries include

  • engineering manager (£55,000)
  • maintenance manager (£40,000)
  • production area controller (£28,000)
  • project engineer (£40,000)
  • site engineering manager (£55,000)

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • laboratories

Entry requirements

All students

Typically you need a minimum of 2:2 honours degree in a relevant science or technology subject, such as physics, chemistry, biosciences, biology, computer science, mathematics, geology, design technology or sports technology and A Level Maths or equivalent. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Engineering Principles Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Food Manufacturing Engineering Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Food Safety Engineering And Management Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Group Project - International Product Development Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Lean Operations And Six Sigma Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Mechanical Engineering Principles Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 40%
Module: Project And Dissertation Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Rheology And Multi-Phase Flow Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 50%
Module: Sustainability, Energy And Environmental Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 50%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Industrial Automation Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 50%
Module: Logistics And Enterprise Information Systems Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 50%
Module: Manufacturing Systems Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 50%
Module: Supply Chain Modelling And Simulation Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Engineering courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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