Master's Degree Programme in Food Chain Development
Master of Engineering, 60 ECTS

Master of Engineering

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Name of the Degree Programme

Master's Degree Programme in Food Chain Development


There are no lines of specialization. In the Master's Degree Program “Food Chain Development” engineering baced students are studying together with students whose background is in agriculture or hospitality management.

Qualification awarded

Master of Engineering

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a higher education degree which is a second cycle Master-level degree in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). According to the eight-level classification of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) the degree represents level 7.
The description of the level of the Degree is included in the Statute, at

Specific admission requirements

Please see the websites and
On the websites, application and instructions are in Finnish language for the degree programmes taught in Finnish.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The arrangements are based on the general RPL guidelines established at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Qualification requirements and regulations (incl. graduation requirements)

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Pedagogical approach and learning environment

During the studies constructivism is a main approach. Teacher is coaching students to ask for theoretical knowledge and use their working life experience to develop their competence. As a tools essays, practical assignments and various plans for real working life are used.

Profile of the programme

In the studies of Food Chain Development there are various courses in the area of studying methods, operational environment analysis, business management, process management, nutrition and leadership. In the thesis process the student deepens her/his competence in her/his subject area.

Occupational profiles

The graduates from the degree program are qualified to expert level to work in various companies and organization in the area of food chain


There are some course books and other learning materials in English.

Access to further studies

Eligible for doctoral studies.

Structure of the studies

In the 60 ECTS Credit program there is 25 cr compulsory studies and 5 cr free choice studies. Already in the beginning of the studies student are advised to start their 30 cr thesis process.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and instructions for graduates at Intra.

Mode of study

Mode of study This programme is a part of our adult education. Students attend part-time and teaching takes place through various modes on weekends (Thu.-Sat.).

Head of degree programme

Margit Närvä, tel. +358 40 830 2433, margit.narva(at)

Student counsellor

Coordination of international mobility

Tiina Välimäki, 040-830 4127, tiina.valimaki(at), Eurooppaan vaihtojaksoa suunnittelevat
Maria Loukola, 040-830 2240, maria.loukola(at), Euroopan ulkopuolelle vaihtojaksoa suunnittelevat

Student services

Puh. 020 124 5055, opiskelijapalvelut(at)

Field of study


Learning outcomes

Generic and subject specifc competences

Work-based learning and work placements

Coordination of Practical Training