授课地点：The Hague, Main Campus
本课程由两大模块组成：食品技术和化学工程。 第一年和第二年的主题是水净化，可持续食品生产，无/有机化学，高分子科学与技术（塑料和3D打印）。 在第二年，我们将介绍更先进的工艺和食品技术，如流体流动动力学和反应动力学。 本课程的专业理论框架与各种实践小组项目相结合，将教你如何剖析各种材料和物质的化学成分与如何改进它们的各种技术。 我们的校友因其先进的技术与技能，多元文化沟通技巧和强大的实际项目工作能力而受到荷兰皇家壳牌，喜力，宝洁和联合利华等公司的高度评价。
The first year is the foundation (propaedeutic) year
Year one of PFT will teach you the fundamentals of engineering, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and microbiology. From day one, you’ll receive regular assignments from food and biochemical companies, to make the theory more interesting and more applicable to real life examples. For example, you’ll learn how to make your own cheese, or produce the white pigment found in toothpaste, paper or plastic chairs. To add to these theoretical skills, you’ll conduct weekly laboratory sessions. Alongside the technical subjects, you’ll learn communication and career skills, also known as ‘soft’ or social skills, to enhance your career prospects and to prepare you for great internships.
You’ll start year two by taking a major in Risk Management, where you’ll design a safe and sustainable processing plant. Again, you’ll deal with real companies who want to reinvigorate their production processes. This time, the expectations will be even higher. Perhaps you’ll work with Sensus to come up with new food products using the inulin in chicory, or you could work with Akzo Nobel to make ultra-high quality paint..
Practise makes perfect
In year three, you’ll start with an optional minor. Perhaps you want to gain even more advanced technical skills, or you’d like to learn something in another engineering discipline such as industrial, mechanical or electrical engineering. You can also pick something completely unrelated to PFT and become a more rounded professional, or attend another university for this course.
Half of year three is dedicated to doing either one long internship (20 weeks) or two smaller internships (10 weeks each). The programme has strong links with many industry and university partners from all over the world. Examples of companies where students have done their internships include Unilever, BASF, AB Inbev, Sensus and BP. We encourage our students to do their internships abroad and have covered almost every continent (excluding Antarctica). Many students see these internships as their favourite part of the PFT programme. In the last block of the year, you can choose a chemical or food specialisation.
Specialisation and graduation
The first half of year four consists of two more blocks of specialisations. Options include more food or chemical related courses (and a specialisation project), or a management block. The last semester of PFT is the graduation phase of the programme. You’ll apply your last 3.5 years of learning to a 40-page practice-based thesis and formal defence ceremony at THUAS. The broad interdisciplinary natural of this programme means you’ll then be prepared to find employment in all kinds of industries, even universities and research centres.