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 Food Engineering



Food Engineering



The Engineering programs at UFTM aim at the formation of generalist professionals with solid theoretical and practical knowledge, who are able to elaborate, implement and analyze technical and scientific projects, keep up to date with engineering technology evolution, as well as to develop research making use of new technologies. Besides being skilled to work administratively in the performance of engineering-related duties, such professionals should also have a humanistic knowledge of the nation social reality, aiming to meet the nation expectations concerning ethics, safety, legislation and environmental impacts.


Labor market 

The increase in the consumption of processed food in Brazil is responsible for the expansion of the Food Engineering labor market. Such professionals are hired by the agricultural, food and beverage industries to work directly in the production line, managing people and processes related to quality control, sales and development of new products. With his or her expertise in food production, storage, packaging and handling, the food engineering may also work in industries of equipment, packaging and additives.


Admission Options

Sisu - Students who are interested in applying for a place at UFTM must necessarily sign up and take the tests related to the National Examination of High School Education – Enem. 

Transfer students - Intended for UFTM students who are attending related majors, as well as for students from other national or foreign higher education institutions who wish to transfer to the same major or to related majors.

Diploma holders – Intended for candidates who have already completed a higher education major and who are willing to attend a new undergraduate major at UFTM.

Readmission – Intended for students who are not enrolled anymore in any undergraduate major at UFTM but wish to return to their studies. 





Food Engineering



Academic Title awarded


Type of Education

Class meetings


Once a year

Nº of admissions per year



Five years

Year of Recognition


Class time

Full time

Campus city


Admission requirement

Complete High School



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