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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)


  • Bakery and confectionery technology (Flyer)
  • Drink technology
  • Protein based food 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, Food, Technology and Engineering
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semester
Credit points: 180 ECTS
Mode of study: Full-time
Acceptance: Non-restricted
Dual study program: Possible
Location: Lemgo
Department: Life Science Technologies
Course language: German
Foreign semester: Not required
Accredited by: AQAS e.V.
Preparatory course: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English

Enrollment Period

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.10.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.
Currently no application possible

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