Foodservice Science and Technology
The degree programme in Foodservice Science and Technology 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 Foodservice Science and Technology 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.
To be admitted to the programme, you must have a high-school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification pursuant Ministerial Decree no. 270 of 22 October 2004.
Good knowledge of fundamental high-school subjects is recommended, especially focused on technical/scientific ones.
Admission to the degree programme in Food service science and management is limited, according to Law 2 August 1999, no. 264.
Access to the programme is subject to the TOLC-AV CISIA Online Test - https://www.cisiaonline.it/ , aimed at ascertaining that the student meets initial requirements, i.e. knowledge of basic scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology) equal to that provided by high school, and understanding of elementary logic.
Test dates, times, venues, and procedures, as well as admission requirements, will be set out in the call for applications published in the University website (https://www.unimi.it/en/education/foodservice-science-and-technology).
The call will also specify admission procedures for students coming from other degree programmes of the University of Milan, from other universities, or already possessing a university degree.
Additional Learning Obligations (OFA)
Admission requirements are met if the candidate passes the admission test with the minimum score set out in the call for applications. Admitted students who have not achieved the minimum score in mathematics will have to fulfil Additional Learning Obligations (OFA) in the first year of the programme. To fill the gaps, the degree programme offers a Mathematics remedial course before the beginning of the lessons, with a final test being held several times within the end of the academic year. Students who do not meet the OFA within the deadline are not allowed to take any second- or third-year exams. Alternatively, the OFA can be fulfilled by passing the Mathematics exam included in the study curriculum.
If you are enrolled on this degree programme, you can spend study and internship periods abroad. This is a unique opportunity to enrich your curriculum in an international context. The University is a member of the European Erasmus+ programme. Our partner universities are located mainly in France, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Moreover, the Erasmus+ Placement programme allows you to carry out an internship abroad at research centres, institutions and laboratories.
For more information https://www.unimi.it/it/internazionale/studiare-allestero/partire-con-erasmus
Recommended, not mandatory
- Tutor per i piani di studio
L'abbinamento tra l'iniziale del cognome degli studenti e il docente tutor è consultabile nel Manifesto degli studi:
- Segreteria didattica di Scienze agrarie e alimentari
via Celoria 2 - Milano Città Studi
Apertura al pubblico: dal lunedì al venerdì dalle ore 10 alle ore 12
- Segreteria Studenti
via Celoria 18 - Milano Città Studi
- Presidenza del corso di laurea
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
Admission, ranking and enrolment