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Program details

The B.Tech. Food Technology (Food Plant Engineering) program offered by UPES focuses on equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the critical sector of the food industry. With a core emphasis on post-harvest processing, the program is designed to transform raw food into edible products using various engineering processes. Students will learn to apply engineering principles and techniques to design, optimize, and manage processes within the food industry, ensuring efficiency, safety, quality, and sustainability throughout the production chain.

The curriculum covers a wide range of essential subjects such as food preservation, food safety, heat and mass transfer, food packaging, food rheology, and food process automation. Students will also gain expertise in food quality and sensory evaluation, enabling them to develop new products that meet consumer demands and preferences. Furthermore, the program addresses the pressing need for food sustainability, imparting knowledge about eco-friendly practices and innovations that promote environmentally responsible food production.

Through a combination of theoretical learning and hands-on practical training, students will be prepared to tackle real-world challenges in the food industry. The program fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation, ensuring that graduates emerge as competent professionals ready to contribute to the ever-evolving field of Food Plant Engineering. Whether it's working in food processing units, quality control, or research and development, the B.Tech. Food Technology (Food Plant Engineering) program equips students with a strong foundation for a successful career in the food industry.

Program Highlights

  • Benefit from academic-industry collaboration, providing unique opportunities that enhance the educational experience and prepare students for successful careers in Food Plant Engineering.
  • Access to a wide range of advanced tools and apparatus, such as ICP-OES, GCMS, DSC, TGA, XRD, FTIR, Rheometer, Viscometer, Spray Drier, and fundamental food analysis equipment, to gain practical expertise.
  • Student Exchange Program with prestigious universities and industries worldwide, including the University of Queensland, Airlangga University, Taipei Medical University, Taylor's University, United Nations World Food Program, Merck Life Science Private Ltd., Zeon Lifesciences Ltd., AIIMS Rishikesh, Doon Hospital, and Synergy Hospital, fostering cross-cultural learning and valuable experiences.
  • The B.Tech. Food Technology (Food Plant Engineering) program focuses on Food Plant Engineering, offering in-depth knowledge and expertise in this specialized domain.
  • Learn from experienced and qualified faculty members who bring practical insights and industry connections to the classroom.
  • Develop a well-rounded skillset, combining technical expertise with practical experience and global perspectives, ensuring graduates are prepared to excel in the food industry.

The future scope of B.Tech. Food Technology (Food Plant Engineering) program is promising and dynamic due to the constantly evolving world of technology. Some potential trends and growth areas in the industry include a shift towards sustainable and environment-friendly practices, automation and smart manufacturing, advanced packaging solutions, clean label and natural ingredients, personalization and customization, traceability and transparency in the food supply chain, plant-based and alternative proteins, and food waste reduction efforts. To stay relevant in this field, it's crucial for professionals to stay updated with industry news, research publications, and technological advancements. With the increasing global concerns about sustainability and consumer preferences for healthy and eco-friendly products, food plant engineers have a significant role to play in shaping the future of the food processing industry.

Career Opportunities

Completing the B.Tech. Food Technology (Food Plant Engineering) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology opens up a wide array of promising career opportunities in the food industry. Graduates can pursue roles as food technologists, responsible for developing and improving food processing techniques, ensuring food safety, and quality compliance. Additionally, they can explore positions as production managers, overseeing efficient food production processes in manufacturing plants. Quality control experts are in high demand to monitor and maintain product standards. Other career paths include research and development roles, where graduates can innovate and create new food products. Furthermore, opportunities in food regulatory bodies and consultancy firms offer chances to influence food policy and industry best practices. The program equips students with the skills and knowledge to excel in this dynamic and essential sector.


The B.Tech. Food Technology (Food Plant Engineering) program at UPES School of Health Sciences & Technology offers excellent placement opportunities for its graduates. With a focus on imparting cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills in food processing, engineering, and safety, students are well-prepared to thrive in the food industry. Graduates from this program are highly sought-after by leading food processing companies, beverage industries, research and development centers, and regulatory bodies. They can pursue diverse career paths as food technologists, production managers, quality assurance specialists, process engineers, and research associates. The program's strong industry connections, experienced faculty, and modern facilities ensure that students are equipped with the right tools and expertise to excel in their chosen careers.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Mathematics I2103
Introduction to IT systems for 
Health Sciences
Introduction to Food Technology2114
Living Conversations2  2
Environment Sustainability & 
Climate Change
2  2
TOTAL   22

Semester 2

Mathematics II2103
Basic Electrical and Electronics 
Workshop Practices1102
Engineering Graphics1102
Engineering Thermodynamics2103
Social Internship0000
Critical Thinking and Writing2  2
Environment Sustainibility & Climate 
Change (Living Lab)
2  2
Technologies of the Future 2  2
TOTAL   24

Semester 3

Post-Harvest Engineering2013
Microbiology and Microbial 
Fluid Flow2013
Food Preservation Technology2002
Exploratory 13003
Design Thinking2002
TOTAL   16

Semester 4

Heat and Mass Transfer2013
Refrigeration and Cold Chain2114
Fruit and Vegetable Processing 
Cereal Pulse and Oil Seed 
Exploratory 23003
EDGE-SoftSkills   0
Working with Data2  2
TOTAL   20

Semester 5

Instrumental Methods of 
Food Analysis
Beverage Technology2013
Bakery & Confectionary 
Milk Processing Technology2114
Project I0011
Exploratory 33003
EDGE – Advance Communication   0
Leadership & Teamwork2   
TOTAL   20

Semester 6

Food Packaging Technology2114
Fermentation & Industrial 
Meat, Poultry and Fish Technology2114
Project II0011
Exploratory 43003
Start your Start-up2002
Summer Industrial Internship0000
EDGE – Advance Communication II   0
Program Elective - I2103
Food waste Management2103
Food Supply Management 
and Logistics
Facility Planning and Material 
TOTAL   20

Semester 7

Food Safety, Law and Regulations 
and IPR
Food Quality and Sensory Evaluation2114
Project III 0033
Program Elective - II2103
Food Plant Sanitation2103
Enzymes in Food Industry2103
Instrumentation and 
Process Control
Program Elective - III2103
Food Branding and 
Food Additives and 
Industrial Safety and Hazard2103
Exploratory 53003
Summer Internship Presentation0011
TOTAL   20

Semester 8

Emerging Technologies in 
Food Processing
Project IV0099
Seminar presentation0000
Exploratory 63003
Program Elective - IV2103
Quality Assurance and 
Bioprocess Engineering2103
Nutraceuticals and Functional 
Program Elective - V2103
Food Rheology and 
Food Process Plant Design2103
Food Biotechnology2103
TOTAL   20


Interested students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for B.Tech. Food Technology (Food Plant Engineering) as follows: Minimum 50% Marks at X & XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Math’s, and English as a Major Subject in XII.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students interested in enrolling in B.Tech. Food Technology (Food Plant Engineering) at UPES depend on their individual performance in UPESEAT / JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT/CUET.

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