Career profile

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor’s degrees
  5. Food and Packaging Technology
  6. Career profile

What tasks might you be expected to perform as a graduate in this field?

Developing ideas

  • What current trends can be identified on the market?
  • What do customers want from products and packaging?

Product development

  • How do you manufacture sustainable products?
  • What are all the things that need taking into account when developing new kinds of food?
  • How do newly developed products behave when they’re manufactured industrially?
  • How can a marketing brief be translated into a development brief?
  • How do you make a success of development projects?


  • How can you cut costs by selecting appropriate packaging materials?
  • How can you ensure a consistent price-performance ratio with seasonally fluctuating raw materials?
  • How does the quality of raw goods affect manufacturing processes and the quality of end products?


  • What do you need to watch out for with regard to food safety during machinery downtimes?
  • How can I increase throughput while maintaining consistent quality?
  • How does machinability vary between different packing foils?


  • How do you sell new kinds of machinery or measuring devices?
  • What do you need to bear in mind when selling such new food products?
  • How can you analyse customer satisfaction?

Technology/ planning

  • How do you organise projects for plants and process lines?
  • How do you optimise plant performance by modifying process parameters?
  • How do systems need organising with regard to production volumes and hygienic design?
  • How can systems be usefully networked or individual process stages better arranged?

Quality assurance

  • How are the specified product properties checked in the laboratory?
  • What are specifications, and what data do they contain?
  • How is the quality of standard manufactured products monitored and ensured?

Disposal/ recovery

  • What challenges arise in designing sustainable packaging?
  • What role can be played by developing sustainable packaging?


We know how exciting the prospect of going to university can be. So we want you to know whom you can get in touch with if you have any questions about studying with us –

whether they’re about the degree programme, applying or anything else.
If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the university’s central Student Advisory Service or an academic advisor.

Central Student Advisory Service

for general questions about studying, applications, admission and formalities.

Birgit Stumpp

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-105
Building D, 3rd floor, Room D 410

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Weds & Fri: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Closed Thursdays

Academic advisor

for any questions concerning the content of the degree programme or the course structure.

Professor Markus Prem, Dr. rer. nat.

 Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-237
 email: markus.prem(at)
Building S, Room 1.12