(founded in 1949)
As a graduate, the department train specialists for bakery, pasta, confectionery and food-concentrate branches in the food industry in specialty 181 'Food Technologies', specializing in 'Bread, Confectionery, Pasta, and Food Concentrates Technologies' of full-time and part-time education. Training is carried out for educational qualification levels: 'Bachelor', 'Master'. The training of young specialists is carried out by 6 DrSc and 17 PhD.
While developing the work curriculum and discipline programs, the best practices of foreign technical universities are used and the opinion of leading industry experts is taken into account.
The department has three laboratories in its main areas, a specialized laboratory for trial baking and a specialized audience at the Museum of Bread. The department has a computer class, which allows deepening the study of disciplines related to the design of enterprises in the industry, to perform complex engineering calculations, to create drawings using CAD. Graduates and post-graduate students are able to conduct research in a specially equipped laboratory.
In 2014, with the support of the Finnish company 'Leipurin', a new training laboratory with modern baking and confectionery equipment was opened. The company's specialists conduct regular master classes for 4th and 5th year students in the manufacture of bakery and confectionery products.
Lecturers of the department with students can carry out scientific research in a Problematic Research Laboratory on the equipment of the German company 'Brabender'.
Practical training of future specialists is carried out at the leading enterprises of the branch. Students practice at the bakery complexes of the 'Ukrkhlibprom' association, LLC 'Ukrainian-Slovenian joint venture 'Kyiv Regional Bakery Complex ', confectionery factories and small processing enterprises.
At the department (first time at the university) from 1975-1976 inter-university and inter-departmental integrated diploma projects was implemented, the protection of which is carried out at enterprises with the active participation of producers.
The Department started the competition 'Best Technician-Technologist' for students of structural units of the University and 'Best Technologist' among the students studying at the Bachelor educational level.
To improve the educational process, the lecturers of the department work on the creation of textbooks and manuals. The lecture book, methodical recommendations for the study of disciplines, coursework and recommendations for diploma design are regularly published and updated at the department. In the educational process, computer technology is used; work is being done to intensify the individual and independent work of students. The use of modern computer software by teachers has greatly increased the level and improved the quality of methodological developments, contributed to a greater individualization of the educational process.
Since 2015, the department has begun work on the creation of courses for distance training. An important achievement was the introduction of the teaching the disciplines of the department in English.
For over 65 years of its existence, the department has trained more than 7,000 engineer-technologists. Graduates hold positions of civil servants, directors, chief engineers, heads of laboratories, changeable technologists, and engineers in large and small enterprises involved in the production of bakery products, confectionery products, pasta and food concentrates, not only in Ukraine, but also abroad.
Lecturers of the department also train specialists in separate structural subdivisions of NUFT branches of the University at the Kamyanets-Podilsky College of Food Industry, Lviv State College of Food and Processing Industry, Sumy Technical College of the Food Industry and Smilian Technical School of Food Technology.
Almost all the directors of bakery and confectionery factories in Ukraine are graduates of the department. The heads of industry are chairmen and members of the Examining Commissions for the protection of diploma projects, conduct lecture classes. Young lecturers of the department systematically increase their qualification at the enterprises of Kiev and Ukraine. Much of the department's developments have been tested or implemented at the industry. Twice a year together with the producers, international scientific conferences are held. The employees of the department are members of the Central branch tasting commission of the baking industry of Ukraine 'Ukrkhlibprom' and a branch association of confectionery producers, food concentrates, starch and potato products and coffee 'Ukrkondprom'. Lecturers of the department are members of the technical committees of standardization of Ukraine, are members of many specialized scientific councils. Six professors of the department are members of editorial boards of scientific journals in Ukraine and abroad.
Much attention is paid to educational work by mentors of academic groups. Students visit museums, creative events in Kyiv and Ukraine, and food industry enterprises. A significant contribution to the educational process was the tradition of holding thematic evenings 'My Kyiv', 'Seven Wonders of Ukraine', others. For the purpose of the future professional growth of students, thematic evenings and competitions 'The Fest of the Bread', 'Easter Basket', 'The Week of Bread', 'The Contest of Ceremonial Ukrainian Baking', etc. are held at the department.