The Food Engineering program of the Istanbul Technical University is the first food engineering program offered in Istanbul. The foundation of the Food Engineering Department in ITU has been pioneered by some faculty members of the Chemical Engineering Department in the School of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering in 1987. Following the recruitment of faculty members the department admitted the first students in 1990-1991 academic years.
The student population in the Food Engineering Department typically reflects the qualities of engineering students accepted into Istanbul Technical University. ITU Food Engineering Department admits students with high scores, representing the top 2.1 – 3.7% of those placed in the 4-year institutions. Since 1990, the Food Engineering Department has been ranked as the first or the second best, based on the ÖSS examination scores among over 90 food engineering programs of other universities in Turkey.
The Food Engineering program is supported by 4 full-time professors, 4 Associate Professors, 3 Assistant Professors, 6 staff (two administrative and four technical) and 11 research assistants. The full-time faculty of Food Engineering Department has a broad range of technical interest and expertise within food engineering area.
Food Engineering Department is accommodated in a 6-story building integrated to the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. In 1995, the department moved to this new building which has a space of about 4,000 square meters. The building consists of classrooms, laboratories, faculty and staff offices, storage rooms, and two meeting rooms, and comprises about 12% of the School total space. The entire facilities used for classrooms, computer laboratories, student canteen, student club’s rooms, and seminar rooms are administered by the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. All the faculty members and students of the school share these facilities.
Currently, the total numbers of undergraduate and graduate students is 311 and 216, respectively. The number of our graduates reached to 932, while a total of 242 M.sC. and 27 Ph.D. degress have been granted. The food engineering undergraduate program has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) since 2004.
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