Programme structure

bras2mc  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

This programme is designed to provide training and preparation for professional practice in the brewery sector. It comprises theoretical and practical training as well as a placement- dissertation in industry.

  • Schematic description of the course components

1.      Theoretical training
The theoretical training includes the biochemistry, chemistry and the microbiology of procedures used in the malting house and the brewery. It also covers the practical and technological aspects linked to these two industries as well as the organoleptic aspects. It will widen students’ knowledge of related  subjects such as the chemistry and microbiology of foodstuffs.

2.      Placement-dissertation
The aim of this work is to enable students to discover the brewery sector in a practical context. They will familiarize themselves with the activity of a team working on a specific problem related to the production of malt or beer. They will have to use the theoretical knowledge they have acquired in the framework of a piece of scientific research (ability to analyze the context of the problem from all perspectives, understand the methodology adopted and analyze the team’s results).  In addition, students will become more familiar with the different analytic techniques (e.g. GC-MS and HPLC) applied to  brewing/malting.

This work is sponsored by a lecturer from the Master programme and a manufacturer. It forms the subject of a written report and a public oral defence before a group of lecturers and researchers whose work relates to the area of the placement.