Foodservice Science and Technology

Studente in laboratorio
Foodservice Science and Technology
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-26 - Food industry
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The bachelor degree in Foodservice Science and Technology aims at preparing graduates with specific professional knowledge and skills for the needs of companies and organizations operating in the catering field.
To meet these demands, training focuses on the safety and quality aspects of food preparation, storage and distribution for communities, and on the management of foodservice and catering companies.
The degree course is provided by the Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS) in cooperation with the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Landscape, Agroenergy (DISAA).
Graduates in Foodservice Science and Technology have a good basic training in microbiology, nutrition, chemistry, technology and economy related to foodservice and are familiar with survey, analysis, processing and data management methodologies, aimed at the optimization of processes and products and the minimization of food-related risks.
The multidisciplinary approach of the training, which includes basic knowledge and professional skills, allows to develop a job profile able to cover the requirements of foodservice and related production activities.
The job opportunities for graduates in Foodservice Science and Technology are in catering companies.
Activities will include technical management and control tasks in food and meals production and distribution companies, as well as in public supervisory authorities and offices, in public institutions devoted to planning, control and certification of production activities and in analysis laboratories.
They can also be employed in agro-food companies, in small and large retail activities, in agritourism and in the communication field.
They can collaborate in design and layout of foodservice facilities and in the activities of consulting companies.
According to the ISTAT classification of professions (2011), the most relevant job opportunities are those indicated as professions in the management of the production processes of goods and services (ISTAT code: 3.1.5.4.1 Food preparation technicians - 3.1.5.4.2 Technicians of food production - 3.1.5.5.0 Service production technicians - 3.2.2.3.2 Food product technicians).
For instance, the graduates have skills for: production management and quality control in catering and banqueting companies; development, innovation and research in the area of quality assurance; training and selection of staff involved in collective and commercial foodservice; certification of production processes and food safety control systems applied to collective catering; participation in the management of public procurement for foodservice; management and supervision of food supply and food analysis in large-scale retail; development of processes and products in the foodservice system.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

 

 

Course attendance is strongly recommended.

Enrollment

Admission requirements

Applicants to the degree programme must hold a secondary-school diploma, or other equivalent qualification, and a baseline of knowledge in scientific subjects (mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology).

Admission assessment

Admission into the Bachelor's degree programme is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to the available resources. There are 100 places available for enrolment in the first year, plus 10 places for non-EU students residing abroad.

Access to the programme is regulated by a compulsory, selective test to ascertain that the candidate meets admission requirements, i.e. knowledge of key science subjects as provided by secondary school, and an understanding of elementary logic.

The test required for admission into the degree programme is TOLC-AV, an online test provided by the Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems (CISIA - https://www.cisiaonline.it).

For test topics and details, please review the page https://www.cisiaonline.it/area-tematica-tolc-agraria-veterinaria/struttura-della-prova-e-syllabus/

You may sit for the TOLC-AV test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA.

The calendar with available venues and dates is posted to the page https://tolc.cisiaonline.it/calendario.php

Registration procedures and deadlines are set out in the call for applications posted to the page https://scienzeristorazione.cdl.unimi.it/it/iscriversi

Only students high enough in the merit ranking will be eligible for enrolment.

Admission of transfer or graduate students

Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if admitted to years subsequent to the first.

To this end, they will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications.

These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications.

The request for career assessment must be submitted by June 10, 2021.

The outcome will be notified via e-mail by July 15, 2021.

Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test and register for the call.

Additional learning requirements (OFA) and remedial activities

Students who are admitted with a score lower than or equal to 4 in the Mathematics section of the TOLC-AV test will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA) within the first year of the programme. In order to fulfil their OFA, students will be offered a remedial course of Mathematics with a final assessment test. Students who do not pass the OFA test within the deadline are not allowed to take second- or third-year exams. Alternatively, students may fulfil their learning requirements by passing the Mathematics exam on the study plan. Learn more at https://scienzeristorazione.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole.

Places available: 100 + 10 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 01/04/2021 to 27/05/2021

Application for matriculation: from 08/06/2021 to 18/06/2021

Read the Call

Session: 2

Application for admission: from 01/07/2021 to 08/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 13/09/2021 to 20/09/2021

Read the Call

Programme description and courses list
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Fundamentals of chemistry and physical chemistry 8 72 Italian CHIM/02
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Calculus 8 88 Italian MAT/05
Principles of biology 6 48 Italian BIO/01 BIO/05 BIO/10
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Elements of physics 8 80 Italian FIS/03 FIS/05
Introductory economics and statistics 8 72 Italian AGR/01
Organic chemistry 6 56 Italian CHIM/06
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Food chemical analysis 9 92 Italian AGR/15
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biochemistry and biochemical analysis of food 8 72 Italian BIO/10
Food of aniimal and plant origin 10 80 Italian AGR/03 AGR/19
- Food of animal origin5
- Plant food5
Microbiology I 6 56 Italian AGR/16
Sensory analysis of food 6 50 Italian AGR/15 M-PSI/05
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biotic contamination of food and environments 8 74 Italian AGR/11 AGR/12 VET/04
- Gestione integrata degli infestanti negli alimenti e negli ambienti della ristorazione3
- Patologia delle derrate alimentari e residui5
Catering technology 8 68 Italian AGR/15
Human nutrition 8 64 Italian BIO/09 MED/49
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Stage 14 0 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Food microbiology and hygiene 9 84 Italian AGR/16
- Unita' didattica 1: igiene3
- Unita' didattica 2: microbiologia degli alimenti6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Business economy and elements of food legislation 8 64 Italian AGR/01 IUS/13 IUS/15
Community nutrition 6 56 Italian BIO/09 MED/49
Quality management systems in food service 6 48 Italian AGR/15 SECS-P/13
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Design, logistic and sustainability for foodservices 8 72 Italian AGR/09 AGR/15
- Progettazione e logistica6
- Sostenibilità2
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final exam 3 0 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
Optional
Food Law 4 32 Italian IUS/03
Health and safety in the workplace (T.U. 81/08) 2 16 Italian AGR/09
Mass Market Retailers: Organization, processes and food safety 4 32 Italian AGR/15
Packaging for foodservice 4 40 Italian AGR/15
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Optional
Equal opportunities and scientific careers 3 24 Italian SPS/09
Inspection of Foods of Animal Origin 4 32 Italian VET/04
Laboratory: Sustainability and Sustainable Development 4 32 Italian AGR/13 IUS/01 SECS-P/01 SPS/04
- Brainstorming session1
- Diritti0.25
- Impatto energetico0.75
- Riciclo e bioeconomia0.5
- Sostenibilità sociale , politica ed economica1.5
Safety of fish products and derivatives 4 48 Italian AGR/20 VET/04
Supplier's planning and food quality 5 48 Italian BIO/09
Study plan rules
- Lo studente potrà acquisire 13 CFU a scelta libera scegliendo tra gli insegnamenti offerti dall'Università degli Studi di Milano, purché riconosciuti coerenti con il percorso formativo da parte del Collegio Didattico del corso di laurea, o seguendo corsi seminariali, convegni o corsi di aggiornamento organizzati dall'Ateneo o altro Ente, proposti annualmente con la denominazione "aggiornamenti professionali nella ristorazione", sempre dopo parere favorevole del Collegio Didattico.
Il Collegio Didattico propone, nella tabella sottostante, gli insegnamenti a scelta libera tra quelli offerti in Facoltà. Allo svolgimento delle attività comprese nell'ambito degli "aggiornamenti professionali nella ristorazione" potrà essere attribuito da un minimo di 1 fino ad un massimo di 4 CFU.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period SSD
Food Law 4 32 Italian First semester IUS/03
Health and safety in the workplace (T.U. 81/08) 2 16 Italian First semester AGR/09
Mass Market Retailers: Organization, processes and food safety 4 32 Italian First semester AGR/15
Packaging for foodservice 4 40 Italian First semester AGR/15
Equal opportunities and scientific careers 3 24 Italian Second semester SPS/09
Inspection of Foods of Animal Origin 4 32 Italian Second semester VET/04
Laboratory: Sustainability and Sustainable Development 4 32 Italian Second semester AGR/13 IUS/01 SECS-P/01 SPS/04
Safety of fish products and derivatives 4 48 Italian Second semester AGR/20 VET/04
Supplier's planning and food quality 5 48 Italian Second semester BIO/09
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Location
Milano
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Quality Assurance Delegate
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  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
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