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Master programme Safety in the Food Chain (E)

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The degree programme in “Safety in the Food Chain”, in short SIFC, is an international study programme, which is offered at different universities all over Europe. The aim of it is to meet the high demand for experts who are in possession of sound knowledge of the whole food safety sector. The topics dealt with include food microbiology and genetic engineering, production and risk analysis as well as hygiene procedures and packaging techniques of the industry. Graduates will be able to analyse, assess and communicate subject-specific issues. Engineering methods and applications are taught for this purpose. The medium of instruction is English and German.

Higher education institution:
Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Group of fields of study:
Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Safety in the Food Chain (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Diplomingenieur/in, Dipl.-Ing.
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 16 (Nr. 320)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in Safety in the Food Chain is an interdisciplinary field specialising in issues of food safety management on the national and international level.


The degree programme consists of three parts. The module A is basically a compulsory one and it imparts basics of food science. Module B offers a choice of more specialist courses on specific topics of food safety; alternative Module B options are available in Austria and abroad. During their studies students must study at least one semester (one Module B) at one of the partner universities. The last part of the programme is the writing of the master’s thesis and the subsequent master’s examination, which takes place before a panel.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations