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Academic study programme - Food Quality and Innovations

Innovative and qualitative food is a “key to success” for the food producer and guarantee of good health for all consumers. The study program “Food Quality and Innovations” include interdisciplinary studies (food technology, quality management, innovation development), in order to create a new, high – quality, consumer – safe and competitive food product from the idea to market. The knowledge and skills form the competence of new specialist to become a leader in the production company.

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering in Food Science
Credits: 246 ECTS
Duration of studies: full-time studies  – 4 years (8 semester)
Language of instruction: English
Tuition fee per year:  3000 EUR
Admission: once a year (September)
Program director: Dace Kļava (

Accredited until: December 31, 2021


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Academic Profile

The aim of the academic Bachelor study programme is to prepare a competitive and knowledgeable specialist in food production, quality and innovation, who is able to organize quality management and development of innovations in food companies, to carry out creative research and to form the basis for further studies in higher education.

During the interdisciplinary study programme, students acquire knowledge of food technology, quality and new product development from idea till market. The main focus in the food technology component of the programme is on science – chemistry, physic, math, food product and process technology, quality and innovation. The programme’s business component focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and marketing management.

Each study year Students strengthen the knowledge acquired during studies and gain practical skills on training courses 4.5 ECTS in the food production company.
We offer support in this area with scholarship programmes Erasmus+ for students exchange mobility activities.

The study programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of the Bachelor  thesis.

Admission Requirements

Applicants with completed secondary education are approved for admission to the programme. Applicants must have at least a "Satisfactory" grade in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, must be able to present good English knowledge (minimum - CEFR level B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 68)

Career prospects and further studies

Graduates work in food companies – Quality department, New product developed department (R&D) and laboratories; Scientific research institutions, Public administration and control services.