Food Engineering

Food engineers, combine engineering concepts with microbiology, chemistry and other sciences to create the best ways to make processed foods tasty, healthy and safe. They're responsible for every step of food production, from production to distribution.

Career Options

  • - Food Scientist - Food Technologist - Food Chemist - Product Development Specialist - Quality Control & Assurance - Food Inspector - Toxicologist - Food Processor - Process Development Specialist - Manufacturing Specialist - Food Production Manager

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum- 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Medical Stream)

Personal Skills

  • - Excellent written and oral communication skills - Good team working abilities - Confidence - The ability to work independently - Meticulous attention to detail
  • especially with regard to food - Hygiene and safety - Strong analytical and numerical skills

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Food Technology - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Food Science - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Food and Nutrition - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Food Preservation - Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Food Engineering

Top Colleges

  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Address: University Campus, Near Soneri Mahal, Jaisingpura, Aurangabad -431004 MAHARASHTRA-(INDIA) Phone: +91-0240-2403399, 240043 Website:
  • Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology Address: Pudukkottai Road, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613005 Phone: 04362 228 155 Website:

Working Conditions

A food engineer has the advantage of being able to spend much of their time outdoors, except during inclement weather. Most food engineer spends part of their time conducting tests and research in laboratories and writing reports in their offices.

Top Companies

  • Dabur India Limited Address: Kaushambi Ghaziabad – 201010, Uttar Pradesh, India Phone: +91 (0120) 3982000 Website-
  • ITC Limited Address: Virginia House 37 J.L.Nehru road, Kolkata - 700 071 Phone: 91-(0)33 22889371 Website:

Successful Persons

Usha Barwale

Ms Barwale Zehr graduated with a B.Sc. from Wilson College, University of Bombay in 1981. She later went on to do her M.S. and a Ph.D. in 1985 in Agronomy at the University of Illinois, USA. Since 2000, she is full-time Director of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. Ltd., Jalna, India.

Paramjit Khurana

Paramjit Khurana obtained her B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees in Botany from University of Delhi. Paramjith has made pioneering contributions in the area of “Wheat and Seribiotechnology”, and “Comparative Genomics”.

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