Training and education

Since 2002 the Norwegian University of Life Sciences has offered a Master of Science degree in Feed Manufacturing. This two-year M.Sc. program is taught in English, attracting students worldwide.

Acceptance to the program is highly competitive, which makes the pool of potential candidates both broad and deep. Graduates provide the world feed companies with qualified personnel well-balanced in theory and practice. FôrTek's staff is directly involved in teaching and supervised training on BSc, MSc and PhD level.

For general information about the program in Feed Manufacturing Technology

For a complete description of the M. Sc. degree requirements

For other NMBU courses and programs


*Janne Fossum, Norway

Fagkonsulent svin, Fellekjøpet Agri

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?

I got my Bachelor in Animal science at Høgskolen in Nord-Trøndelag (HiNT) and I thought it would be fun to get an Master-degree. The only place I could build further on my Bachelor was at NMBU. Then I read about Master in Feed Manufacturing Technology and I thought it looked exciting and I decided to study it.

- What advices do you have for future FMT students?

It can be difficult sometimes, but just go on! You’ll make it at the end. Use competent people at BIOVIT, Realtek and KBM as well as FôrTek in order to learn a lot! 

*Thea Morken, Norway
Scientist BioMar, Norway 

Why did you decide to study at NMBU?

 Because of the aquaculture/feed technology programme, social student environmentc and NMBU’s good reputation

- What advices do you have for future FMT students?
Get as much practical experience as possible during the studies, e.g. working/helping out at FôrTek or at feed mills in the holidays, sommer jobs, etc.. Talk to scientists within your field; ask to participate/help out with experiments – in order to get prepared for your own MSc theisi work 

*Slobodan Baskot, Denmark
R&D in BHJ A/S,  

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
It sounded interesting when I heard first time about that Master program. Later on when I informed myself about FMT at NMBU and activity of Kansas State University (Grain Science and Industry), I have accepted as very interesting and profound program. Kansas State University (Grain Science and Industry) is unique program of that kind in United States and FTM at NMBU is the same type in Europe. That`s how was explained to me. 

- What advices do you have for future FMT students?
To be serious! My only advice would be: BE SERIOUS and DILIGENT. If you are so focus on all the tasks and your time during the courses you can learn a lot.  


*Ingrid Ropeid, Norway, Feed advisor for cattle farmers, Felleskjøpet Rogaland Agder

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
First and foremost because I was interested in animals and the practice of farming. Along the way i also got interested in nutrition and the feed industry. I had also heard a lot of good things about the social environment at NMBU. 

- What advices do you have for future FMT students?
My advice would be to get a foot inside one of the companies in the feed industry. I've learned alot by working at a feed facility during the summer breaks. An I also got a few contacts in the industry by doing so. Also I would recommend contacting a company before deciding the topic of the master thesis. It is very beneficial to cooperate with a feec company on your thesis. And it's good to know that the topic you choose is relevant and that the results are interesting for the business to know and that will be used for further new products development or new process development.

*Mariela Vasquez Guzman, Chile
Post-studies inindustrial production and environmental studies  

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
When I was noticed about the international program, I didn't think twice, it was a big opportunity for me.
- What advices do you have for future FMT students? 
Be familiar as soon as possible with the Norwegian educational system, specially what the teacher expect from the student (could be very different when compared to your country). Always try to develop your own ideas! Don't hesitate to ask anything to your teacher, PhD student or anybody around you! They will always have some advice for you.

*Quynh Giao Nguyen Luyen, Vietnam
Trainee researcher, Research Institute for Aquaculture No.2 (RIA2) 

- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
I got a Quota scholarship from Norway and studied in Master's degree in Feed Manufacturing Technology from 2005-2007.  

- What advices do you have for future FMT students?
I learn that I should put all theories given in the lectures from school into practice by training in Feed mills or closely related areas. In addition, students should learn interdisciplinary subjects closely related to Feed (Ex: Aquaculture, Fish nutrition, Aquaculture engineering, etc), that would be helpful for them in the future.  

- If you are studying something presently can you explain in two sentences what is the area of study?
I am taking Master's degree in Aquaculture in NMBU from 2009-2011. I will forcus on Fish nutrion subject. 

*Victor Perez, Chile
Commercial and R&D Manager. Salmonoil S.A.
- Why did you decide to study at NMBU?
In my case was a chance given for my former employer, beside that the subject was just lectured in Kansas. A great opportunity for me to get familiar with Norway and Norwegian culture

- What advices do you have for future FMT students?  

1. First, that they should try to get as much as they can from the NMBU network, and / or the other institutes from the campus. There are a lot of possible synergies between them!!

2. Squeeze the teacher; ask for more from them….

3. Squeeze FôrTek, ask for more, and even better do some practical work at FôrTek.

4.Study hard, is the right moment to do it. Enjoy the life afterwards.


People that have been studying M.Sc. in Feed Manufacturing Technology and their positions:

*Lisbeth Plassen,
Biological Consultant at AKVA group ASA, Norway

*Jozin Vladimir,
  Manager, Forberg, part of Skala prosessteknikk, Norway

*Prof. Karahmet Enver,
PhD, Sarajevo University, Bosnia and Hertzegovina.

*Ming Li,
Teacher, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

*Ozren Zimonja,
PhD, Senior Scientist - BioMar, Norway

*Carlos Salas Bringas,
PhD, Senior Scientist, university’s lecturer, Mathematical and technical department, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway 

*Miladinovic Dejan, Manager at FôrTek; University’s lecturer, Centre for Feed Technology  - FôrTek, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway

*Draganovic Vukasin, R&D - Researcher, Skretting research centre - Stavanger

*Tesla Damir, R&D - Researcher, Cargill (former Ewos) - Stavanger

*Kosanovic Milka, R&D - Researcher, FK Rogaland - Stevanger

Published 17. April 2009 - 15:00 - Updated 19. June 2018 - 9:36