You will achieve skills needed for higher level management in the feed milling industry and related industries. This master study is also an excellent background for further scientific research in feed technology.
The study gives you unique knowledge about nutrition and processing technology. The competence is strongly needed in the feed industry. Your expert knowledge within animal feed production gives you many career opportunities.
What will I learn?
The curriculum consists of a combination of nutritional, technological, chemical and physics topics, which combined will represent an unique approach to this topic. You will become familiar with state-of-the-art feed processing equipment. You will learn about formulations and processing of aquafeeds, petfoods and feeds for traditional production animals.
You will get hands-on experience with the various types of equipment and production lines by fully integrating the possibilities offered by the Centre for Feed Technology in the programme.
Teaching and training is partly based on lectures, but a considerable part is offered as demonstrations and training in groups. The courses are mainly taught by teachers from NMBU but external experts from the feed industry and international companies and institutions will also be called in when appropriate.
Feed manufacturing is a significant global industry. The study program offers combined knowledge about feed processing and feed ingredients in relation to the animals` nutrient requirements, as well as key topics in management of feed industries. The transfer of theoretical knowledge into practical application is emphasized, and facilitated by active use of NMBU`s Centre for Feed Technology as a teaching tool. Different domestic animals, including fish and companion animals have different requirements, both for composition, quality, and processing of the feed, and the program gives a unique introduction to these topics. This combination of topics qualifies candidates from the program as leaders both in ingredient and feed industries. The teaching is research based, and the students become skilled in scientific thinking during their education.
A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
Can operate different technological units in industrial raw material and feed processing.
Know how to interpret and use new results from research to develop new feed production concepts.
Has experience from processes both for design and optimizing feed production units, as well as planning and conducting experiments in feed technology.
Practical understanding of both feed ingredients and feed processing.
Practical experience from all types of processing commonly used in industrial production of feed.
Experience in selection of ingredients and processing optimized for different animals, such as production animals, fish and companion animals.
High competence within technologies used in modern feed production.
High research based competence within the interaction between processing and nutritional value of feed, both for production animals, fish and companion animals.
Competence within quality assurance and management of economy and personnel.
Qualifications after graduation:
The study qualifies for relevant leading positions within the feed manufacturing industry. The Master`s degree also gives possibilities for PhD studies.
Contents and structure:
The main aim for the Masters programme in Feed Manufacturing Technology is to provide a quality education for higher-level management in feed manufacturing and related industries. Students must have higher-level knowledge of the international of the interactions between nutrition, chemistry and feed processing. Students will be able to practically manage a feed processing plant and optimise feed production according to sustainable standards.
Examinations, individual reports and group work.
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Arrangements, incoming exchange students:
All teaching in Feed Manufacturing Technology is in English.
Candidates with academic qualifications at BSc level or similar may apply. Please note that students with a former master degree from NMBU will not be prioritized. Furthermore, applicants must document knowledge in written and spoken English at a level equivalent to the requirements decided by NMBU.
The programme applies a wide range of teaching methods, such as laboratory practice, lectures, excursions, independent studies, exercises, seminars and teaching by students.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent:
With at least: 10 credits mathematics, 10 credits chemistry/ physics, 10 credits statistics and 60 credits biological subjects, preferably including nutrition.