Commodity - First-cycle studies (engineering)

3.5-year studies of the 1st degree (leading to obtaining the title of engineer) Commodity studies

Mode: full-time and extramural

Interdisciplinary orientation

Speciality:

  1. Commodity characterisation of agricultural and food products
  2. Commodity studies in the hotel and catering industry
  3. Trade and customs services
  4. Logistics in the agri-food industry

Characteristics

The studies in the field of Commodity Sciences are prepared by specialists in Commodity Sciences and Quality Management, Equipment and Engineering of Production Processes, as well as Human Resources Management in Industry and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Specialists with the ability to evaluate the selection of engineering materials and technologies for various applications and to evaluate the properties of products.

 Job prospects

Graduates of the Faculty of Commodity Sciences are prepared to work in small, medium and large industrial enterprises and business units in positions related to quality management. Moreover, in analytical laboratories, quality control laboratories and product certification, in control and measurement units, official supervision authorities, research and development centres, as well as consulting and design units.

 Commodity science of agricultural and food products

The commodity specialisation profile of agricultural and food products is aimed at the comprehensive preparation of agri-food quality managers and includes the following subjects: food hygiene, agricultural product quality development, basics of biotechnology, sensory analysis. Graduates of this specialisation become specialists and find employment:

  • as commodity experts or managers in food businesses
  • in the Customs and Commodity Control Units
  • in design facilities
  • protection and quality control
  • development of standards and certification of products

 

 Commodity studies in gastronomy and tourism

The curriculum of the specialisation includes the following subjects: agrotourism, basic human nutrition, hotel management, catering equipment. Graduates graduating from this specialisation have skills in this field:

  • design and organisation of hotel enterprises
  • techniques and technologies in the organisation of food services
  • shaping the quality of tourism and hotel services
  • establishing contacts and cooperation with contractors and customers
  • the use of different marketing methods and techniques in tourism
  • perform managerial or representative functions in the hotel and catering industry.

Trade and customs services

This specialisation is prepared by specialists – experts in the field of organisation of trade ventures and customs service. The study plan includes the following subjects: logistics, warehouse management, quality assessment of goods and services, merchandising, technology and equipment of commercial and service facilities. Graduates graduating from this specialisation have skills and knowledge in the field:

  • planning and organisation of commercial enterprises
  • transport and logistics in product distribution and warehousing processes
  • cross-border cooperation and international economic relations
  • customs procedures
  • the use of marketing methods and techniques in the trade
  • the management of goods-trading units

Logistics in the agri-food industry

In the agricultural and food industry, logistics is one of the most important links that allows reducing operating costs, including raw materials, semi-finished products and products in this market segment. In times of crisis, when consumers save and spend their money more carefully, the possibility of offering them goods at a better price may be an important asset in confrontation with the competition. Logistic activities may include (although not necessarily be limited to): customer service, demand forecasting, information flow, inventory control, handling, order fulfilment, reparation and part supply, location of production plants and warehouses, supply processes, packaging, returns handling, waste management, transport and storage in the agri-food industry.

 Graduates graduating from this specialisation have skills and knowledge in this field:

  • management of logistic processes in the agro-food industry
  • control the flow of materials in the supply and production phase
  • sales forecasting and customer service
  • managing the logistics and sales department in the agro-food industry