Food Technology and Human Nutrition

Specialization: Dairy Technology, undergraduate (B.Sc. Eng.) programme

NO TUITION FEE – 2018/2019 edition


The dairy industry is an important branch within the food industry. The Dairy Technology specialization at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn focuses on the dairy production chain from primary production to technology and the consumer. The programme  is meant for those students who would you like to be the future expert in dairy science and dairy technology.

A graduate will learn about process technologies that convert raw milk into a variety of nutritious products. He/she will understand how the individual processes affect the product quality and will become knowledgeable about the whole production chain from milk production through processing, packaging, storage, until distribution and consumption. The programme also focuses on providing an in-depth insight into dairy process engineering. The students will learn, through 7-semesters of education, what methods of food preservation, which unit operations and processes, and what ingredients should be applied/used to achieve the desired functionality of the final product. Because the key element in dairy technology is an application of starter cultures and enzymes, the students will get an insight into underlying chemistry but also will obtain a deep understanding of biochemistry and microbiology.

The students will benefit from pilot-scale practical experiments which will supplement the lectures and laboratory work conducted by leading scientists from UWM in Olsztyn. The added value of this programme consists largely in close collaboration with dairy companies and their connected industries (ingredient companies, equipment manufacturers, instrument manufacturers, etc.). Additionally, close collaboration with the industry through teaching, excursions and company visits will provide you with commercial insights and good opportunities for establishing a strong network.

Faculty of Food Science at University of Warmia and Mazury (former University of Agriculture and Technology) has over 70-year-tradition of offering dairy education and now the specialization will be taught in English starting in Autumn 2018.    

Why Olsztyn?

  • Good location
  • Safe and beautiful region
  • Friendly people
  • Delicious food

Why UWM in Olsztyn?

  • Beautiful university campus
  • One place many possibilities
  • Great place to study, develop passions and relax
  • Plenty of students associations
  • Student festival Kortowiada

Why Dairy Technology at UWM?

  • Long tradition in dairy science teaching
  • A lot of practical courses
  • Modern Dairy Hall
  • Visits to dairy plants
  • Personal contacts with industry representatives
  • Real focus on dairy science and technology
  • Good start to a bright future

B.Sc. Eng. Dairy Technology Jobs:

  • Dairy Plant Supervisor
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Product Development Manager
  • Dairy Consultant
  • Dairy Laboratory Manager
  • R&D Specialist

Language requirements:  Certificate of Proficiency in English at B2 level according to  „Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR)”.

For the admission rules check

Department of Dairy Science and Quality Management

ul. Oczapowskiego 7, Olsztyn, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland

e-mail:, T: + 48 89 523 42 20