Bogor Agricultural University Eligible Degree and Option: B.S Agricultural Technology with a major in Food Technology

Location: Bogor 16002, West Java INDONESIA




Program Description

The Department of Food Science and Technology at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) is one of the oldest Departments of its kind in Indonesia. The Department was founded in 1964 under the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, and previously named as the Department of Agricultural Product Technology. After 1981, the name was changed until now as the Department of Food Science and Technology. The Department has a core competence in the areas of food science and food technology, especially in food chemistry, food microbiology, food process engineering, food analysis, food quality and food safety.

The Department of Food Science and Technology offers the following degree, Master and Doctorate Program in Food Science, and Professional Master Program in Food Technology. Currently, the Department has 487 undergraduate students and 146 master and doctorate students studying in various areas of food science. The undergraduate andgraduate students come from almost all provinces in Indonesia. In the period of 1981 to 2010, the Department has 2,456 alumni for undergraduate program and 470 alumni for graduate programs. Most of our alumni are working in various food related sectors in the country and abroad. programs: Undergraduate Program in Food Technology

The Department is comprised of 56 faculty members (37 PhD and 19 MSc) from diverse backgrounds who provide expertise in a wide range of specialties. The faculty members have expertise in the areas of food chemistry, food microbiology, food processing, food engineering, food safety, food analysis, flavor chemistry, biotechnology and bio-processing, food biochemistry and nutrition, and food toxicology. The faculty are actively involved in teaching and research covering a wide range of topics relevant to food science, technology and nutrition. Some faculty members are acknowledged by national and international authorities and food industries in areas as diverse as food processing, food security and safety, nutrition, food analysis and food law.

The Department has achieved excellence in teaching and research and for securing high quality incoming students. The Department is proud of its faculty research performance, curricula, educational process, graduate performance, internal management and organization, and the creation and expansion of mutual partnerships with government and private sectors, nationally and internationally. The Department has adopted the food science curriculum recommended by the United States Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) since 2003. This adoption has recognized the Department as a trend setter in the development of food science and technology education in Indonesia.