Food scientists contribute to the success of new and innovative food products. The BFH-HAFL bachelor’s degree programme combines classical food technology with business management and consumer science, and is unique in Switzerland. It enables you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the food industry.
In addition to the theoretical foundation necessary for their future professional activity, students acquire knowledge and skills through directly relevant practice.
Majors and additional qualifications
Students specialise in one of three majors:
- Food Business
- Consumer Science & Marketing
They can acquire additional career-related skills in one of these minors: Management & Leadership or Teaching & Advising.
|Title / Qualification||Bachelor of Science in Food Science|
Consumer Science & Marketing
|Program study options||Full or part-time/in conjunction with a job|
|Language(s) of instruction||German/French, partly English|
|Course begins||Week 38|
|Deadline for applications||Application deadline for the Bachelor program|
|Subsequent master program||Master of Science in Life Sciences – Food, Nutrition and Health|
|Special features||The only course of this type available at a Swiss university of applied sciences (specialisations in Food Business / Consumer Science & Marketing).|
Graduates from this programme have a wide range of interesting career opportunities:
- developing new products, technologies or processes
- managing retail and logistics operations
- controlling production and sales hygiene standards
- assessing and optimising manufacturing processes
- developing marketing concepts which ensure that products are well received by consumers