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Master's Double Degree in Agricultural Engineering and Management and Food Safety

Introduction and objectives

The Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering (MUIAGRO) qualifies graduates to become agronomists, while the Master's Degree in Food Safety and Quality Management (MUGSA) is aimed at acquiring the necessary skills for the management of the agri-food industry, not only from an economic and financial standpoint, but also from those related to the quality and safety of the production and food processes.

The double degree enables students to acquire the competences of both master's degrees through an integrated academic career. All this in less time and with a lower economic cost than when both master's degrees are obtained individually. In this way, a MUIAGRO student, instead of taking the 102 MUIAGRO ECTS and the 60 MUGSA ECTS, takes a total of 143.5 ECTS.

Structure of the Master's Degree

- 1st year (60 ECTS): it fully matches the first course of the Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering

- 2nd year - semester A (44 ECTS): they will study the 4 subjects of the Specialisation in Agri-Food Industries course of the MUIAGRO (24 ECTS), as well as 8 subjects of the MUGSA with a duration of 2.5 ECTS each:
1. Food law: Quality and Food Safety
2. Advanced Application of Risks Assessment in the Agri-food Industry
3. Epidemiological Research of Foodborne Outbreaks
4. Food Safety and New Developments in Containers and Packaging Technologies
5. Sensory Quality of Food
6. Detection Methods and Epidemiological Classification of Microorganisms
7. Abiotic Hazards in Food
8. Advanced Statistics Techniques in Food Quality and Safety

- 2nd year - semester B (39.5 ECTS): the following MUGSA subjects of 2.5 ECTS will be taken:
1. Audits of the Food Safety and Quality Management Systems Part 1
2. Audits of the Food Safety and Quality Management Systems Part 2
3. Human Resources Management in the Food Company

In addition, external curricular internships (8 ETCS), a Final Master's Dissertation of MUIAGRO (12 ECTS) and a Final Master's Dissertation of MUGSA (12 ECTS) shall be compulsory.

Who is it for?

Those in possession of an official university degree that enables them to become Agricultural Technical Engineers.

Admission criteria

Students must meet the admission criteria for the University Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering, since this is a qualifying Master's Degree.

In addition, students must have completed at least 50 ECTS of the first course of the Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering and, in particular, the following subjects:
33376 - Management of Safety and Traceability in the Food Industry
33361 - Agri-Food Marketing
33375 - Food Industries

Applications for admission to the double degree shall be assessed by the Joint Academic Committee in accordance with the merit and selection criteria of both degrees.

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