Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Food technology

Anyone who loves food is clearly at an advantage: During their food technology studies, TH OWL students get the opportunity to create their own foods. The degree program teaches them the skills they need to develop, plan, organize, implement and optimize complex procedures in production – in both industry and trades, as well as for supplier companies.

Food production is becoming more and more transparent for customers – resulting in growing requirements for product safety and quality management. At the TH OWL, students learn how to meet these new challenges successfully.
The food industry is more diverse than almost any other sector. Food technology in Lemgo is primarily focused on engineering and the natural sciences. However, food scientists will also learn about business administration, quality management and process engineering.


Graduates will be qualified for a variety of careers in the following areas:

  • Food industry
  • Breweries
  • Trade companies
  • Supplier companies
  • System technology
  • Packaging industry
  • Food industry (especially industrial companies)
  • Cooperating industries (such as the spice, additive and packaging industries)

Entry requirements

Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma (Fachabitur)

Application period

For a study start in the winter semester 2021/2022:

  • until 15th october 2021


  • Bakery and confectionery technology (Flyer)
  • Drink technology
  • Meat technology.

Students may complete an internship semester.


The degree program is six semesters long, and with an internship semester the standard program length is seven semesters (210 credit points).


Topics: Engineering sciences, Nutrition and Cosmetics

Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semester
Foreign semester: Not required
Credit points: 180 ECTS

Location: Lemgo
Department: Life Science Technologies

Mode of study: Full-time
Cooperative study : Cooperative study

Course language: German

Central Student Advisory Service

Phone: +49 5261 702 2535
Email: studienberatung(at)



Preparatory course

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English

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