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What is Food Engineering?


Food Engineering is a multidisciplinary field to ensure the quality and safety of food products until they reach consumers by designing, following and managing all processes (R & D, production, quality control, packaging, and supply chain) according to international standards. Food Engineering Department at Yeditepe University offers education with 100% and 50% scholarship.

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Yeditepe University, Food Engineering Department offers four years of education. The education language of the program is English.

Unique Curriculum

YEDİTEPE GIDA with its Innovative Education Model

Food-Business Certificate Program

Introduction Catalog of Yeditepe University, Food Engineering Department


Vision, Mission and Educational Objectives



Yeditepe University Food Engineering Department strives to produce the necessary scientific and technological knowledge for the ethical functioning and tranformation of the food system on the local and global scale with a focus on health and environment in line with the Sustainable Development Goals; work towards the utilization of this knowledge on a national and international scale using a systematic transdisciplinary approach to address the current challenges; carry out all necessary activities (technology transfer, scientific communication) to ensure that the produced knowledge and solutions can be utilized effectively by all stakeholders of the system (private sector, civil society, and public sector); actively participate in the development of policies that impact the food system. 


The mission of our Department is to train food engineers who understand the food system well; are able to assess the impacts of the food system on health, environment, social justice, and economic development realistically and objectively on a global and local scale; possess the necessary knowledge and skills (technical, technological, social and cognitive) to contribute to the workings of the food system and its transformation in line with the Sustainable Development Goals; can apply her/his knowledge and skills in creative and innovative ways in light of the current developments in science and technology.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Food Engineering Department also include the basic elements that we aim to bring to our graduates. The food engineering department aims to train graduates with the following characteristics:

Equipped with comprehensive knowledge and skills in food legislation, food science and technology, having the competence to update and develop these knowledge and skills, to use the acquired knowledge and skills with a systematic, solution-oriented and innovative approach at every stage of the food chain, in the field of research and development, in the public, academia and civil society at national and international levels; able to contribute to the creation of a fair and ethical food system focused on human and environmental health.

Our Head of Department is Telling about Food Engineering

Studying at Yeditepe University Department of Food Engineering


In the Department of Food Engineering in Yeditepe University, with a transdisciplinary approach, the students are tried to gain expertise not only in the field of engineering, but also in areas such as food safety, health and nutrition, gastronomy and culinary arts, entrepreneurship and business. In this context, concentration programs are created in different fields. These concentration programs include the Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts and the Department of Business Administration. The advanced laboratory infrastructure in the world's best universities is available in Yeditepe University Food Engineering Department. While choosing faculty members in the Department of Food Engineering, care is taken to ensure that their postgraduate education is from a prestigious school abroad. Relations with the food sector are not only within the scope of projects. The sector, one of the areas of interest of the department, takes place in one-to-one lessons. Particular attention is paid to bringing an employee from the industry every week in applied areas in design courses. Apart from this, the factory visits of the students are also very common in the department. Within the scope of the courses, the leading companies of the food sector are visited and students are provided to see their production facilities. In the department of Food Engineering in Yeditepe University, with a more subdisciplinary approach, it is aimed to teach students as a new profession that includes different fields such as innovation, digitalization and sustainability as well as classical food engineering education from the past. Considering the "base score and ranking list" of the Department of Food Engineering, the remarkable position of Yeditepe University is the main reason why it is among the top preference of students.

Double Major & Minor Program and Concentration Programs



Erasmus Department Coordinator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Özge Taştan

  • Those who have a grade point average (CGPA) at 2.20 and higher, completed at least one academic semester at Yeditepe University, and who will continue at Yeditepe University for at least one more semester after Erasmus program to be graduated can apply to an Erasmus  program and can continue their education abroad for a semester.
  • Erasmus agreements are an agreement between departments. The exchange agreements are made throughout the university and are limited to the quotas announced by the international office. You can get information about the accompanied schools from the Erasmus department coordinator. For each semester, the dates of application are announced by the International Office and are announced in our department. It is compulsory for the applicants to have an e-mail address with a Yeditepe extension. Applications are made online. It is needed to submit the printout of the form you created in the system to the Erasmus Coordinator with 1 photo, ID photocopy, and transcript.
  • You will have to take the language test shortly after your application. The date of the examination is announced by the International Office. Students who score at least 60 on the language test will be taken to an oral examination at a date determined by the department's Erasmus  coordinator. Your situation is determined according to your score and the school-related quota that you want to go to. Then, you will be able to find all the forms you need to fill out and the operations you need to do from the international office page.
  • With any exchange program, the financial condition of the student who goes abroad for a term continues at the University. Besides, students who go to Erasmus receive some financial support under the name of the grant. This amount is announced by the International Office. Students who prefer can waive financial support.
  • Listed below are the universities in which our ERASMUS agreement has been done by years 2020-2021. Negotiations continue for new agreements. New agreements can also be made with students' requests and initiatives.

Schools with undergraduate level agreements:

  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
  • Aarhus University Science & Technology, Aarhus, Denmark 
  • The Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland 
  • Agricultural University of Athens, Atina, Greece
  • University of Parma, Department of Food and Drug, Food Processing Section, Italy
  • University of Salerno, Italy

Outgoing Students:

Incoming Students:

Some Erasmus Stories of Our Graduates



Internship Coordinator: Prof. Dr. F. Yeşim Ekinci

Necessary Information about Internship

  • Food Engineering Department conducts internships within the scope of "Engineering Faculty Internship Procedures Application Principles (YÜMFSUE)". Issues involving applications other than YÜMFSUE are forwarded to the Departmental Internship Coordinator and evaluated in line with the decision to be taken by the Department Board.

  • Undergraduate students of Food Engineering are required to do one compulsory internship. In addition, our university pays insurance for the 2nd and 3rd internships to be done voluntarily, if desired.

  • It is essential that the compulsory internship is in the fields of food science, food technology and food engineering. In this context, students can do their compulsory internship preferably in the production, R&D, and quality control units of the Food Enterprises, as well as in the laboratories of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Turkish Standards Institute, Food R&D Centers and private laboratories with accreditation.

  • FDE 203 and FDE 226 courses must be completed in order to do compulsory internships. Students who meet the compulsory internship conditions enroll in the FDE 400 course in the first semester after the internship.

  • The compulsory internship period is at least 20 working days and must be done continuously. If the workplace is also working on Saturdays, these days are also considered as working days. During the internship, students should not take any lessons. If courses are taken in summer school, internship can only be done after the end of summer school until the fall semester begins. The internship period cannot extend even one day into the semester.

  • In addition, within the scope of YÜMFSUE provided that a cooperation is signed between our University and the institution where the internship will be made , long-term work experience internship (maximum 45 working days) can be done throughout the education period. This internship must be done after the 6th semester. It can also be considered as a compulsory internship.

  • If the compulsory internship is done as a long-term internship, the internship notebook must be filled up with the number of days that internship is done.

  • Students who are planning to do an internship can find their internship place through the Career Development and Alumni Communication Unit of our University ( https://ogrencimerkezi.yeditepe.edu.tr/en/career-development-and-alumni-relations ) or by their own means.

  • In addition, internship advertisements sent to the faculty members by the companies are shared on “yeditepefde@googlegroups.com”.  However, many student clubs at our University have created their own networks on this issue, students who need it can contact these clubs.

  • The earlier you apply to the institution where you plan to do your internship, the higher your chances of being accepted.

  • While calculating the internship day, the actual working day must be taken as stated in the labour law. Official holidays, festivals, etc. special days are not counted as internship days.

  • After the approval of the internship firm / unit and the internship period is received from the Departmental Internship Coordinator, the internship application documents are delivered to the Food Engineering Department Secretary Selma Aka Dinç, at least 4 weeks before starting the internship. Documents submitted close to the internship start date will not be accepted.

  • Students who have completed their internship are required to submit the internship notebook, intern evaluation form and internship evaluation forms signed and stamped by the company on the date announced on the website, to the Internship Coordinator, in return for signature.


Internship Documents:


Things to Consider While Filling Out Internship Notebook:

  • ​The information needed to be found in your internship notebook will be determined according to your internship program.
  • In order to be counting of internship days, you have to reflect on the new things you have learned about work in the workplace by doing or observing during that day.
  • In general, you can mention the job descriptions, processes, operations, mechanisms, based upon your observations (business/production/packing/supply etc.).
  • The internship book should be written on the computer in accordance with the specified format.
  • The internship notebook must be written in English. However, some terms can be expressed in Turkish with explanations in the case of hard to find the corresponding meaning in English. Where necessary, the output from the computer can be pasted.
  • Each page of the internship report must be approved with a stamp and signature.
  • Following the opening of the school, the internship book is delivered in full to the Department Secretariat on the date notified by the Internship Coordinator. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • The intern evaluation report (to be filled in by the company) should be sent to the e-mail address “ yeditepegida@yeditepe.edu.tr ” by the representative of the company that made the evaluation.

Bologna Process


Bologna is to bring students and academic staff closer to the current developments. The main object of this program is student. In this context, Yeditepe University Food Engineering Department aims to eliminate the practices of deviation from the standard among the education programs of the excellent universities of the European Union. In this way, students continue their educational activities in a more conscious and equipped manner.

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What are The Working Areas of Food Engineering Graduate? Where Does It Work?


Some of the duties of Yeditepe University Food Engineering department graduates in the units where they work are as follows:

  • To control the additives used in food,
  • Developing ideas for new products to be produced,
  • Evaluating the scope of the projects and making a decision,
  • Evaluating the formulations of food products and changing if necessary, 
  • Testing food samples,
  • Evaluating the equipment and systems used during production,
  • To review the techniques in the processing, packaging and preservation process of foods,
  • To evaluate production and performance.

Food Engineering graduates can work as a manager or an engineer or laboratory personnel in production, R&D, quality control, quality assurance, sales, and supply chain departments of local and global food-producing companies. Moreover, they are employed in laboratories of the Ministries in the Provincial Directorate of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock. They can also be hired as auditors in international certification agencies.

What Are Yeditepe-Food Engineering Graduates Doing?

Successes Stories of Our Graduates

Yeditepe University Food Engineering Department Success Ranking


Yeditepe University Food Engineering Department 2020 Success Ranking

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Food Engineering (English)

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Food Engineering (English) (%50 Scholarship)





Fees and Prices of Food Engineering Department


Click for the 2021/2022 academic year tuition fees of Yeditepe University Engineering Faculty Food Engineering Department.

Food Engineering Scholarship Opportunities


Yeditepe University offers different scholarship opportunities to students. Students can get detailed information about scholarship opportunities by viewing the Food Engineering Scholarship Opportunities page. You can click to access the relevant page here, and review the departments and scholarship opportunities.