The Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Science co-ordinates and provides most of the teaching in the Master's Degree in Management and Innovation in the Food Industry (GIIA). This Master's Degree enrols a maximum 20 new students yearly, and prepares high graduates to face the strong requirements of formation and work load demanded nowadays by the food industry. As professionals, they must be qualified as managers of quality and good performance of the processing lines, and meanwhiule be able to dynamize the most innovative side of the industry in a fiercely competitive environment.
The Study Plan includes a single path strongly oriented towards food industry professionals, and is structured in 5 compulsory modules plus a Final Master Work (module 6). The structure of the Master is as follows:
|Module 1. Food quality and safety|
|13115||Quality and Innovation management||4|
|Module 2. Business management and marketing strategies|
|13116||Business Organisation and Innovation||2,5|
|13104||Marketing and International Relations||2,5|
|Module 3. Post-harvest and industrialisation of fruit and vegetables|
|13117||Advances is Post-harvest Treatments of Fruit and Vegetables||6|
|13118||Advances in Fruit and Vegetable Juices||2|
|Module 4. Vegetable oils technology|
|13119||Olive Oil and Table Olives Innovation||3|
|13120||Seed Oils: Novel formulations and processes||2|
|Module 5. Development technology of meat products|
|13121||Advances in Cured Meat Products||2,5|
|13122||Advances in Cooked Meat Products||2,5|
|13112||Tecnology for the Production of Convenience Foods||2,5|
|13113||Slicing and Packaging||2,5|
|Module 6. Master's degree thesis|
|13114||Master's Degree Thesis||20|
By another side, GIIA Master's Degree takes part in a double-degree program, a proposal designed to allow the students to course parallelly two master courses and acquire both studies knowledges and competences.
In practice, it is a formative itinerary consisting of coursing, simultaneously to the subjects of GIIA, the contents of Agricultural Engineering Master's Degree, according a pre-established proposal. Following this double-degree program means, for the student, important savings in time and fees, while achieving both competences and diplomas. In order to facilitate this, some of the subjects belonging to GIIA are offered too to Agricultural Engineering students.
Besides, FoodTech takes part in the teaching of some subjects in other Master's Degrees: