In the first semesters, all courses except German language courses are held in English. German language courses are provided up to C1/TestDaF level, which is sufficient to apply for German universities. For each of the levels (i.e., B1, B1+, B2, C1/TestDaF), fee-based language courses are offered. Currently the fee is 600 EUR per level, which covers a three-month German course.
Having reached level B2, the students switch from courses held in English to courses held in German.
The course start is flexible depending on the language level of the student.
You can apply at any time, and we will offer you an individual path to our Bachelor's degree programme.
Do you think it would be good if packaging were more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly?
In the Food Packaging Technology BEng degree programme, the recyclability of packaging is only one aspect of many others that are taught. Packaging must fulfil broader requirements, i.e., protect the food from loss of quality, draw attention to the product, inform the consumer, and enable convenient handling. In the study programme, you will gain the necessary practical and scientific know-how to design and select packaging that meets these diverse criteria. Therefore, the study contents and the later professional field are just as diverse. You will deal with scientific and technical issues, with the automation and logistics of packaging processes and the economic evaluation. And finally, designing packaging demands your full creativity.
The programme offers a profound scientific and practice-oriented education. You will be able to analyse and solve complex problems in food packaging technology and to understand technical/technological questions in an economic context. You will be able to choose appropriate solution strategies, to communicate clearly, and to apply these qualifications in practice.
The innovative study programme is rooted in many years of practical experience from the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts in training food packaging technologists. A pleasant learning atmosphere, small learning groups, and personal contact between teachers and students characterise the study programme.
After graduation, a broad professional field is open to you. Our graduates work in the areas of packaging industry for food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutics (consulting, marketing, quality control and management, technical support and technical development, recycling), packaging machine construction (concept, development, planning, project management, sales, support), in research departments, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and authorities. The graduates are highly demanded by companies and industry and take up positions such as developers, project engineers, group and department managers.
Field of interest: engineering, machinery, food, chemistry, design, technology; economy