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Milk Processing and Entrepreneurship

Aeres University of Applied Sciences

Certificate / Diploma Short course Dronten

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Agriculture and environment
Course summary Milk Processing consists of transferring raw milk into high quality dairy products which have extended shelf life, safe to consume and comply with (inter)national standards.
Course description To add value to raw milk processing technologies will be applied to come to marketable, consumable, delicious and healthy dairy products. Techniques of preservation, quality control analyses, marketing and organisation will be trained. Product groups are: pasteurised milk, fermented milk, yoghurts, butter and ghee, different types of cheeses (fresh to semi-hard), ice cream and sweet porridges. For a sustainable milk processing business investments in a plant with equipment are inescapable, but running it profitable decisions need to be made regularly based on correct financial calculations, risk management, organisation and communication.
Study subjects Milk procurement, production of dairy products, quality control and assurance, hygiene and maintenance of dairy equipment, marketing, management and organisation, business economics, food safety systems, record keeping, back home action plan, excursions, assessments
Course objectives • Process raw milk into high quality and safe dairy products, by operating different processing equipment, using adequate additives and executing microbiological- and chemical quality tests on raw milk and dairy products • integrate a marketing concept into the dairy business and to develop and present an innovative dairy product based on a market research • manage a small scale dairy plant
ECTS credits 19.00
Duration 3 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes excursion, individual assignment, lecture, self study
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About the institution

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Information about the institution Talent for growth. That is what Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres UAS) from the Netherlands stands for. Our university is rooted in the agricultural and educational higher education. We focus on education, research and sharing knowledge. This is how we contribute to the development of innovative professionals. Professionals who are capable of taking responsible decisions in a complex world, with a natural talent for acting sustainable. Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor programmes, a Master programme and a number of short courses. We have three faculties in the cities: Dronten, Almere and Wageningen. We share the same vision and mission, but we each have our own profile and identity. Aeres UAS is part of the Aeres group, which also contains TVET colleges in Agriculture and Aeres Training Centre International (ATCI) in Barneveld. The short coures of Aeres UAS are offered in close cooperation with ATCI and result into a certificate or diploma.


Admission requirements
  1. Agricultural education or training with at least 3 years relevant working experience in the dairy sector
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.0
Professional experience required -
Duration 3 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
10 Feb 2020 10 Dec 2019 8 Jul 2019
15 Feb 2021 1 Dec 2020 15 Jun 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)n.a.€ 11000n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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