The department was started as a program of sugar technology and food with the starting of the University of Gezira in 9th of November 1975, and the study was began at 1978 as a program of one of the programs of the faculty of science and technology (Faculty of science and Engineering, recently) following the steps of university goals and fulfilling the vision of the faculty which look forward to promote the technology and the applied sciences and utilize them to serve the development purposes and develop it in order to be the basis of the industrial progress which adopting the utilization of natural Sudanese resource firstly. Hence the university council issued a statement, due to it, the program transformed to department of food science and technology including two specializations (food technology and food science). In 1988 the department awarding a degree of B.Sc. (Honors) in Food Engineering Technology, this program (Food Engineering Technology) considered the first one in the country and its syllabus graduates qualified technologist engineers able to deal with modern technology in different fields of food industry and/or food science. And qualify them in design and running food process operations and develop there ability for processing safety and high quality food by using a modest techniques, in ways that develop the food industries in the country and drive the wheel of the national economy.