Food Service Science and Management

Studente in laboratorio
Bachelor
A.Y. 2019/2020
L-26 - Scienze e tecnologie alimentari (EN)
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The degree programme in Food Services Management and Human Nutrition is designed to equip graduates with the specific knowledge and professional skills required to meet the requirements of firms and organisations operating in the catering sphere.

Graduates develop knowledge and skills in:

  • the produce and food product preparation, conservation and distribution processes employed by catering companies;
  • catering service quality and security;
  • the planning of meals and diets on the basis of consumers' nutritional requirements the design of catering systems and facilities;
  • economic management and marketing for catering firms and services;
  • inspection, planning and control procedures for catering services in public administrations the physico-chemical, nutritional, sensorial, microbiological and entomological analysis of produce and food preparation;
  • the development of diagnostic tests for food quality and safety;
  • surveys relating to the consumption and food hygiene of populations and specific segments of the population;
  • historic, motivational, sociological and psychological surveys in relation to consumption trends and food preferences;
  • publishing and the diffusion of technical and scientific information in relation to food;
  • legislative and promotional procedures for typical gastronomic products and "Mediterranean diet" models.

Graduates in Food Services Management and Human Nutrition can pursue career opportunities in the production sector, public administration and research institutes.

By way of example, graduates can pursue careers in:

  •  production management and quality control in catering and banqueting companies;
  • development, innovation and research activities in the sphere of company quality;
  • the training and recruitment of group and commercial catering personnel;
  • the certification of self-monitoring systems and processes in group catering;
  • assistance with the management of bid proposals in the field of group catering;
  • the management and monitoring of food product supplies and testing in large-scale retail;
  • the development of products and processes in the catering sector.

Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.

English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Fundamentals of chemistry and physical chemistry 8 72 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Calculus 8 88 Italian
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian
Principles of biology 6 48 Italian
- Unita' didattica 14
- Unita' didattica 22
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Elements of physics 8 80 Italian
- Unita' didattica 14
- Unita' didattica 24
Introductory economics and statistics 8 72 Italian
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biochemistry and biochemical analysis of food 8 72 Italian
Food chemical analysis 9 96 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Food of aniimal and plant origin 10 80 Italian
- Food of animal origin5
- Plant food5
Microbiology I 6 56 Italian
Sensory analysis of food 6 52 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Biotic contamination of food and environments 8 74 Italian
- Gestione integrata degli infestanti negli alimenti e negli ambienti della ristorazione3
- Patologia delle derrate alimentari e residui5
Catering technology 8 68 Italian
Human nutrition 8 64 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Stage 14 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Food microbiology and hygiene 9 84 Italian
- Unita' didattica 1: igiene3
- Unita' didattica 2: microbiologia degli alimenti6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Business economy and elements of food legislation 8 64 Italian
- Unit 16
- Unit 22
Community nutrition 6 56 Italian
Quality management systems in food service 6 48 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Design, logistic and sustainability for foodservices 8 72 Italian
- Progettazione e logistica6
- Sostenibilità2
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final exam 3 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Informatics 3 18 Italian
Optional
Food Law 4 32 Italian
Health and safety in the workplace (T.U. 81/08) 2 16 Italian
Packaging for foodservice 4 40 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Equal opportunities and scientific careers 3 24 Italian
Inspection of Foods of Animal Origin 4 32 Italian
Supplier¿s planning and food quality 5 48 Italian
Study plan rules
- A scelta dello studente: CFU 13
Sede
Milano
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come: