Programme outline

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

Food and Packaging Technology

The philosophy behind our bachelor’s degree programme

The trend towards sustainable food packaging has spread throughout the world in recent years. Low environmental impact and use of resources will be key purchasing considerations in the future, while still fulfilling the technical and process-related requirements for manufacturing foodstuffs and their packaging. The safety of products and particularly food must be ensured at all times.

The degree programme in Food and Packaging Technology at Kempten University of Applied Sciences addresses the following and many other key issues:

  • How are foods and packaging manufactured?
  • How are foods packaged safely, hygienically and cost-effectively these days?
  • How important are improved shelf lives and how are these achieved?
  • How can we reduce effects on the environment?
  • What statutory regulations exist, and what measures can we all take individually?

This degree programme in Food and Packaging Technology teaches the technical processes and scientific skills needed to address the above issues that are crucial to manufacturing and packaging foods. Building upon the core subjects in food technology, focusing on milk and dairy technology, filling and packaging technology, and food processing technology, students are also introduced to fundamental business principles and project management methods.

Different packaging requirements depending on the particular food together with an awareness of how packaging interacts with food will become increasingly important in the future for manufacturing and successfully marketing high-quality foods. This knowledge and the requisite skills form key components in this degree programme in Food and Packaging Technology.

There is generally high demand in industry for graduates versed in technical processes with skills in food and packaging technology. The packaging and food industry in particularly prolific in southern Germany (the regions of Kempten, Lake Constance and Schwäbisch Hall), perhaps more densely focused than anywhere else in Europe. However, there are also wide-ranging employment opportunities, predominantly in the same fields, looking further afield as well. Our graduates’ broad basis of knowledge also offers openings in associated sectors of industry, for instance in pharmaceutical or plastics processing companies.


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