Careers in Food Engineering

Food engineers design and develop systems for production, processing, distributing, and storing food and agricultural materials.

Applications include food safety and quality, biorefining, pharmaceuticals, and environmentally-friendly packaging.

Graduates are employed by industry and consulting companies. For students who take advantage of the many internship, co-op, or research assistantships available in the department, and who do not limit their job search geographically, job placement is nearly 100%.

Starting salaries for recent graduates ranged between $45,000-$60,000.


Job Titles

  • Apprentice Researcher
  • Bioprocess Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Food Engineer
  • Food and Process Engineer
  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Manufacturing Plant Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Process Safety Engineer
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Research Engineer
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Research and Process Engineer
  • Research Scientist
  • Systems Engineer