Q: How do I register for the Food Engineering ITB?
Every year ITB opens new student admissions process through 3 ways, namely the National Selection for Seleksi Nasional Masuk Perguruan Tinggi Negeri (SNMPTN), Seleksi Bersama Masuk Perguruan Tinggi Negeri (SBMPTN), and Seleksi Mandiri ITB. Further information regarding the ITB student admission process can be accessed at the following link.
Q: Why can’t I find Food Engineering on the SNMPTN, SBMPTN, and Seleksi Mandiri ITB registration pages?
ITB implements Tahap Persiapan Bersama (TPB) system. In this system, first year students are still members of the faculty and will only be placed in the department in the second year, except for prospective students who choose the Specialization route (Peminatan). Therefore, prospective students who are interested in the Food Engineering study program are required to register at the Faculty of Industrial Technology (FTI) Jatinangor Campus.
Q: What is the mechanism for selecting majors in the second year of study?
The selection of study programs is carried out through a questionnaire which is carried out in 3 stages, namely at the beginning of semester 1 (admission of new students), the beginning of semester 2, and before the Final Examination for Semester 2. The selection is based on the order of choice of study program, first year academic achievement, and available capacity. The order of study programs taken is the order based on the last stage of the questionnaire. Students are not allowed to choose cross-campus majors for FTI Ganesha and FTI Jatinangor, so the choice of study programs for FTI Jatinangor is only Food Engineering Department and Bioenergy Engineering and Chemurgy Department.
Q: Are Food Engineering and Food Technology different?
Food Engineering is more focused on designing new processes and technologies for industrial-scale food processing and improving existing food production processes to be more efficient. Food Technology is broader and includes food science (food safety, nutrition, food product design and formulation) and food processing, but not as deep as what is learned in Food Engineering. However, the Food Engineering curriculum also includes the basics of food science as a basis for studying food processing processes. Thus, it can be concluded that Food Engineering as a branch of engineering science is different from Food Technology because the focus of study is more centered on designing factory-scale food production processes from raw materials to semi-finished products or ready-to-eat food products, which are efficient in terms of energy and raw materials usage, and without destroying the nutritional content of the ingredients.
Q: What knowledge do I need to prepare since high school (SMA) if I am interested in studying Food Engineering?
Food Engineering is a comprehensive science that requires basic Mathematics and Physics (especially to calculate energy requirements in food processing), Chemistry (to understand compounds in food and the changes that occur during processing), and Microbiology (to understand microbes which spoil food and food processes that require fermentation).
Q: What degree will you get after completing your education in Food Engineering?
Food Engineering ITB graduates will get the title of “Bachelor of Science or Sarjana Teknik” (S.T.) because this study is a branch of engineering science. In comparison, Food Technology graduates will earn the title of “Bachelor of Agricultural Technology or Sarjana Teknologi Pertanian” (S.T.P.).
Q: How long can I complete my undergraduate education in Food Engineering?
Undergraduate education in Food Engineering ITB is designed to be completed within 4 (four) years or 8 (eight) semesters.
Q: How much does it cost to study at Food Engineering ITB?
Tuition fees per semester (called Single Tuition Fee or Uang Kuliah Tunggal/UKT) for students who are accepted at ITB differ depending on the student’s admission way. UKT for Food Engineering students who are accepted through the SNMPTN and SBMPTN ways is Rp. 12,500,000.00/semester, while UKT for Food Engineering students who are accepted through the Seleksi mandiri way is Rp. 25,000,000.00/semester. When accepted at ITB, students can apply for UKT scholarships so that the costs that need to be paid per semester are cheaper. Information about UKT for each admission path can be accessed on the ITB new student admissions page (admission.itb.ac.id). In addition, there are various scholarships that ITB students can take advantage of, as listed on the following page.
Q: Does ITB Jatinangor campus have lower quality than Ganesha campus?
Absolutely not, the quality of education at ITB Jatinangor campus is the same as Ganesha campus and Cirebon campus. The learning facilities at Jatinangor campus are also very adequate and are not inferior in quality to Ganesha campus. In the Food Engineering Department, the laboratory facilities are adequate and consist of latest tools to support practical learning in laboratory and research activities as a final project. Lecturers who teach in Food Engineering are doctoral graduates from leading universities in Indonesia and abroad and have competencies that are in accordance with Food Engineering. Therefore, Food Engineering has obtained “UNGGUL” accreditation from BAN-PT, the same as other study programs on the Ganesha campus.