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Bachelor's degree in Food Innovation and Security

Bachelor's degree in Food Innovation and Security

Academic year 2021-2022

This is a bachelor's degree aimed at training professionals for the food industry, focusing in particular on disciplines relating to innovation and food safety.

General information

General information

Name of the course:
Bachelor's degree in Food Innovation and Security
Branch of knowledge:
Engineering and architecture
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
What qualifications can lead to:
Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Innovation and Food Safety from the University of Girona
Teaching institution:
Polytechnic School
Indicative number of places:
40
Last admission mark:
Cut-off marks for the June 2021 examination call
Approx. price for the first year:
See How much does it costs to study at the University of Girona?
Language requirements:
To obtain the certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)
Valid report:
Report (2021)
Other information:
Follow-up indicators / AQU Indicators

It's useful to know

The agricultural sector is the largest industrial sector in Catalonia, and, therefore, plays a key role in the Catalan economy and in the future of our local industry.

This is a degree designed to provide professionals with competencies that enable them to develop their activity in the food section in a broad sense —”from farm to fork”, both in the food industry and in publicly managed and controlled bodies, as well as in the various strata dedicated to teaching, research, development and innovation, by attending to consumer demand, which is a priority included in the 7th EU Framework Programme.

The bachelor's degree has a training profile distinct from other studies in the field of food science and technology, and focuses on two aspects:

  • Food safety, including the concepts concerning health (safety) and the concepts involving the right of citizens to healthy and sufficient food (security).
  • Innovation in products and technology processes, in the production, processing and preservation of foodstuffs in general, including all ingredients, raw materials and additives, as well as the different ways to prepare, design and develop new food products aimed at different consumer segments or which can offer new flavours and textures.

Access

Access requirements

  • Upper secondary school education. Access: university entrance examinations (PAU), general phase. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Higher level vocational training cycles (CFGS). Access: all CFGS. Admission: weighting of subjects examined in university entrance exam (PAU) linked to the branch of knowledge of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 25s. Preferential option in successful entrance exam: Engineering and Architecture.
  • Over 40s. Assessment of professional experience relating to the bachelor's degree that the applicant wishes to be admitted to and sufficient interview outcome.
  • Over 45s. Entrance test passed and with a sufficient interview outcome.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Other access information

Careers

Manager or technician in food industries:

  • R&D&I departments.
  • Developing new products.
  • Improvement of production systems, new processing technologies.
  • New forms and presentations.
  • Quality assurance departments.
  • Development, management and application of security systems (APPCC, traceability).
  • Application and management of quality assurance systems (ISO, BRC, IFS, SFQ).
  • Physical-chemical and microbiological analysis of foods.

Technician in food safety institutions:

  • Catalan Food Safety Agency (ACSA).
  • Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN).
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
  • Health departments and laboratories.

Food innovation and safety researcher (should be after attaining a master's degree) such as in:

  • Food biotechnology.
  • Functional and healthy foods.
  • Emergent conservation and transformation technologies.
  • Creation of new ingredients and foods for various population sectors.
  • Improvement in safety for all types of food.

In national or foreign institutions such as:

  • Universities.
  • Public research centres (IRTA, CSIC).
  • Private research centres (LESTAT, Gayker).

Teaching in subjects relating to food, for secondary, university and ongoing-education institutes.

Continue studying

For students wishing to continue their studies, the UdG offers official, professionally oriented and/or research master's degrees that give access to specialist training for working in the sector or education in a doctoral degree.

More specifically, the University offers the Master in Food Biotechnology.

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2021-2022

Basic subjects54.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Matemàtiques 2Matemáticas 2Mathematics 2  (3105G06002)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Estadística i informàticaEstadística e informáticaStatistics and Computer Science  (3105G06003)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Física 1Física 1Physics 1  (3105G06004)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

QuímicaQuímicaChemistry  (3105G06053)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

EmpresaEmpresaBusiness  (3105G06055)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

BiologiaBiologíaBiology  (3105G06056)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

BioquímicaBioquímicaBiochemistry  (3105G10001)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Microbiologia generalMicrobiología generalGeneral Microbiology  (3105G10002)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Química orgànicaQuímica orgánicaOrganic chemistry  (3105G10042)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Food science and technology6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Matèries primeresMaterias primasRaw materials  (3105G10005)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Legislació i deontologiaLegislación y deontologíaLegislation and deontology  (3105G10010)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Basic subjects6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Nutrició humanaNutrición humanaHuman Nutrition  (3105G10004)

BBasic 6.00 SSemester long YES

Food science and technology27.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Operacions bàsiques d'aliments 1Operaciones básicas de alimentos 1Basic Food Operations 1  (3105G06035)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Bioquímica dels alimentsBioquímica de los alimentosFood Biochemistry  (3105G06039)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Química analíticaQuímica analíticaAnalytical Chemistry  (3105G10007)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Dietètica i alimentacióDietética y alimentaciónDietetics and nutrition  (3105G10008)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Legislació i deontologiaLegislación y deontologíaLegislation and deontology  (3105G10010)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Food safety21.00 credits

Innovation5.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Ingredients i aliments funcionalsIngredientes y alimentos funcionalesFunctional ingredients and Food  (3105G10019)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Food science and technology11.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Legislació i deontologiaLegislación y deontologíaLegislation and deontology  (3105G10010)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

ComercialitzacióComercializaciónCommersalization  (3105G10020)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Tecnologia de processos en les agroindústriesTecnología de procesos en las agroindustriasAgro-Industrial Process Technology  (3105G06037)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long Not

Food safety17.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Alimentació i salutAlimentación y saludFood and health  (3105G10003)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Qualitat i assegurament de la qualitat alimentàriaCalidad y aseguramiento de la calidad alimentariaQuality and food quality assurance  (3105G10018)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Seguretat alimentària ISeguridad alimentaria IFood Safety I  (3105G10043)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long Not

Seguretat alimentària IISeguridad alimentaria IIFood Safety II  (3105G10044)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long Not

Innovation27.00 credits

Optional modules30 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Enologia i indústries derivadesEnología e industrias derivadasOenology and Related Industries  (3105G06044)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries hortofructícolesIndustrias horto-frutícolasFruit and Vegetable Industries  (3105G06046)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries de l'oli i la farina Industrias del aceite y la harina Oil and Flour Industries   (3105G10031)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries làcties i d'ovoproductesIndustrias lácticas y de ovoproductosDairy and Egg Industries  (3105G06049)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries càrnies Industrias cárnicasMeat industries  (3105G10032)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Productes de la pesca i plats preparatsProductos de la pesca y platos preparadosFish and Ready Meal  (3105G10033)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques en empresaPrácticas en empresaInternships in companies  (3105G10040)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual YES

Pràctiques en un Departament d'I+DPrácticas en un Departamento de I+D  (3105G10026)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral No

Pràctiques en un Departament de formulació o nutricióPrácticas en un Departamento de formulación o nutrición  (3105G10027)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral No

Pràctiques en un Departament de qualitatPrácticas en un Departamento de calidad  (3105G10028)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral No

Pràctiques en un Departament de seguretat alimentàriaPrácticas en un Departamento de seguridad alimentaria  (3105G10029)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral No

Eines per a l'avaluació i gestió del riscHerramientas para la evaluación y gestión del riesgoTools for the assessment and management of risk   (3105G10034)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Seguretat alimentària en l'àmbit internacionalSeguridad alimentaria en el ámbito internacionalInternational food safety  (3105G10035)

OPOptional 5.00 AAnnual Not

Dret universal a l'alimentació.Derecho universal a la alimentaciónFood Security  (3105G10036)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Valorització de subproductes i residus de la indústria alimentàriaValorización de subproductos y residuos de la industria alimentariaUpgrading of byproducts and wastes of food industry  (3105G10037)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Innovació culinària i gastronomia Innovación culinaria y gastronomíaCulinary innovation and gastronomy  (3105G10038)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Tecnologies emergents de conservació d'alimentsTecnologías emergentes de conservación de alimentosEmerging technologies for food preservation  (3105G10039)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Bachelor’s thesis15 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Treball final de GrauTrabajo fin de GradoThesis  (3105G10030)

OBCompulsory 15.00 SSemester long YES

Food safety5.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Qualitat i assegurament de la qualitat alimentàriaCalidad y aseguramiento de la calidad alimentariaQuality and food quality assurance  (3105G10018)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Innovation10.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Desenvolupament de nous productes alimentarisDesarrollo de nuevos productos alimentariosNew food product development  (3105G10006)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Innovació i emprenedoriaInnovación y emprendimientoInnovation and entrepreneurship  (3105G10024)

OBCompulsory 5.00 SSemester long YES

Optional modules + academic recognition36.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Enologia i indústries derivadesEnología e industrias derivadasOenology and Related Industries  (3105G06044)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries hortofructícolesIndustrias horto-frutícolasFruit and Vegetable Industries  (3105G06046)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries de l'oli i la farina Industrias del aceite y la harina Oil and Flour Industries   (3105G10031)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries làcties i d'ovoproductesIndustrias lácticas y de ovoproductosDairy and Egg Industries  (3105G06049)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Indústries càrnies Industrias cárnicasMeat industries  (3105G10032)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Productes de la pesca i plats preparatsProductos de la pesca y platos preparadosFish and Ready Meal  (3105G10033)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques en empresaPrácticas en empresaInternships in companies  (3105G10040)

OPOptional 15.00 AAnnual YES

Pràctiques en un Departament d'I+DPrácticas en un Departamento de I+D  (3105G10026)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral No

Pràctiques en un Departament de formulació o nutricióPrácticas en un Departamento de formulación o nutrición  (3105G10027)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral No

Pràctiques en un Departament de qualitatPrácticas en un Departamento de calidad  (3105G10028)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral No

Pràctiques en un Departament de seguretat alimentàriaPrácticas en un Departamento de seguridad alimentaria  (3105G10029)

OPOptativa 15.00 SSemestral No

Eines per a l'avaluació i gestió del riscHerramientas para la evaluación y gestión del riesgoTools for the assessment and management of risk   (3105G10034)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Seguretat alimentària en l'àmbit internacionalSeguridad alimentaria en el ámbito internacionalInternational food safety  (3105G10035)

OPOptional 5.00 AAnnual Not

Dret universal a l'alimentació.Derecho universal a la alimentaciónFood Security  (3105G10036)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Valorització de subproductes i residus de la indústria alimentàriaValorización de subproductos y residuos de la industria alimentariaUpgrading of byproducts and wastes of food industry  (3105G10037)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Innovació culinària i gastronomia Innovación culinaria y gastronomíaCulinary innovation and gastronomy  (3105G10038)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

Tecnologies emergents de conservació d'alimentsTecnologías emergentes de conservación de alimentosEmerging technologies for food preservation  (3105G10039)

OPOptional 5.00 SSemester long Not

It is necessary to pass 1 of the following modules

* Level B2 - German
* Level B2 - English
* Level B2 - French
* Level B2 - Italian
* Level C1 - German
* Level C1 - English
* Level C1 - French
* Level C1 - Italian
* Level C2 - German
* Level C2 - English
* Level C2 - French
* Level C2 - Italian
* Level C1.1 - English
* Level C1.1 - French
* Level C1.1 - German

Calendar and timetables

Through the following links you can access the calendars and timetables that correspond to this bachelor's degree.

The academic calendar marks the beginning and end of classes, non-teaching days, holidays, exam periods, and so on. The administrative calendar marks the periods to make the different formalities administrative.

Placements

A high percentage of the degree takes the form of practicals; accordingly, classes take place in specialised laboratories.

  • Polytechnic School’s laboratories, practical-class allotment and technology plant.
  • Polytechnic School's computer-science classroom.
  • Agrifood Campus of Girona.
  • Visits to companies.

Laboratory practicals Practical class allotment Technology facilities Computer science classroom Agrifood Campus Agrifood Campus Visits to companies Visits to companies

Students can also take a minimum 300-hour work placement worth 15 credits.

Bachelor's thesis

In the final year of the course, the student prepares a bachelor's thesis, which can be a work of research, innovation or development. It can be carried out with the agri-food research groups of UdG or those of IRTA (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology) or in a company.

After the experimental work has been carried out, the results need to be presented to an examination committee.

This work is worth 15 credits.

Mobility

The Polytechnic School has agreements with foreign universities, permitting some subjects or the bachelor's thesis to be carried out in another university.

Enrolment

First year enrolment

1

Once the Catalan government has allocated you your place, you will receive an email from the UdG with your user code and a link for setting your password, as well as links to online enrolment applications and information on enrolling on your bachelor's degree studies. If you do not receive the message, fill in and send the user-account application form for newly admitted students for the academic year.

2

Use the link provided in the message to set your password. The user code and the password make up your digital identity as a UdG student and will allow you to access the university's online services.

3

Use your user code and password to access the online enrolment and check the enrolment period assigned to you. If the period has already started, the application will inform you that you can start your enrolment.

4

Click on the Grants and allowances tab. If you are entitled to any discounts that are not recognised, you will have the option to start the recognition procedure by pressing the corresponding "Request” button and attaching scans of the necessary documentation. Your institution’s secretary's office will validate the documents so that, where appropriate, you can enjoy the corresponding discount on your enrolment or free enrolment.

5

Review the enrolment information on your bachelor's-degree studies and see the Basic Guide for online enrolment on first-year bachelor's-degree studies .

6

Formalise online enrolment following the guide's instructions</g>. If you have queries, contact the secretary’s office at your teaching institution. Remember you must enrol before the deadline provided for, otherwise, you will lose your place.

Subjects
Check the subjects for which you can enrol in the section on Subjects > Available subjects 2021-2022 on the website of your bachelor's degree studies.
Fees
Consult the enrolment fees and deductions available to you.
Payment
You can pay the enrolment fee in cash or in instalments in two or three instalments or in monthly instalments. See the terms and conditions in the Enrolment Regulations.
Grants
If you wish to apply for a general MEFP grant, in order to complete an enrolment conditional on a grant you will have to apply for financial proof. Find out all about this from the Bachelor's degree scholarships and grants website.
Third language
To obtain the qualification, you must prove knowledge of a foreign language with a B2 or equivalent level unless your faculty establishes a higher requirement. If you already have a recognised certificate of knowledge of a third language, we recommend that you submit it together with the rest of the documents required for initial enrolment. Check the Regulations about a third language.
Insurance
If you are under 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory school insurance for €1.12 per year. If you are over 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory accident insurance for €9.50 per year. Further information on the Insurance policies page.
Staying
Bear in mind that if you do not pass a minimum of 30 credits in the first two years, you will not be able to continue the same course at the UdG. Check the Rules for staying.

ID
Spanish nationals do not need to produce their national ID (DNI) unless they opposed the University of Girona's collection of personal data during their online enrolment (see the guide for online enrolment).

If you are a national of a EU member state, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or Andorra, you will need to present a valid ID or passport from your country of origin.

Otherwise you will preferably need to present a valid foreign-national identification care (TIE) or passport if do you not have a TIE.

You will need to forward a digitised copy of the document online or bring it in person to the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the document.
Admission documents
If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from PAU, CFGS, admission exams for individuals over the age of 25, 40 or 45 or university degree obtained from the UdG, or by academic record transfer, you will not need to produce any documents.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree completed at another university, you will need to forward a copy of your degree online (e-degree or authenticated digital copy of the degree) or provisional degree certificate (with digital signature and CSV), or produce the original in person at the academic secretary's office.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree started at another university, you have to produce a copy of an academic certificate online stating the courses and qualifications, signed electronically and with CSV, and supporting documents confirming transfer-rights payment or presenting the originals in person at the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the documents.
Allowances and exemptions
Before you register, review the self-enrolment’s "Grants and allowances" tab. If you are entitled to allowances that are recorded as accredited and are valid on the date of the start of the academic year (13 September), you will not need to produce any documents.

If you are entitled to allowances that are not recorded as accredited, you can start the accreditation procedure by clicking on the corresponding "Request" button, and uploading the necessary documents there for applying the corresponding enrolment discount or payment exemption.

You can also use the “Document Accreditation” procedure from the online procedure section of the Office of the Secretary in Network, preferably, or the electronic register of the UdG, or to produce the documents in person at the academic secretary's office.

If your documents are currently being processed or pending renewal, you will not be eligible for the enrolment-fee discount, but presentations of updated documents will be accepted up to 31 December for subsequently regularising your situation.
Further information from the Allowances and Loans page.
Bank details
If you are not the holder of the bank account from which the registration fee will be paid by direct debit, you must submit the completed bank details notification/ modification form and proof of identification for the account holder.

For the submission of documentation you can use the “Communicating or amending bank details” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

These documents will have to be produced within a period of 10 work days as from the date of enrolment.
Photograph
After you have enrolled, you will need to produce a personal photograph through the La meva UdG intranet (Staff > digital Identity), in accordance with the instructions provided on the same webpage.
Enrolment form
If so required by the teaching institution, you will need to produce your duly completed enrolment-application form. The form and the instructions for its submission will be provided by the centre itself.
Note: accreditation by electronic means is not definitive, except in the case of original electronic documents or authentic electronic copies. The UdG reserves the right to request the corresponding physical documentation at a later date.

Online enrolment

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