The International Diploma in Brewing Technology program will prepare graduates to advance their careers through practical application of brewing.

This program is comprised of segments, divided into modules, with each module specializing in a particular area of brewing technology. The content will address issues in brewing from an international perspective, providing a depth of experience that is unavailable through any other institution.

The Diploma Program starts with an online segment, focused in brewing theory and business issues. Students build a sound understanding of the sciences and technologies that are used throughout breweries of all sizes. After the online modules are completed, students then travel to Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, where they apply the knowledge gained from the first segment in Doemens’  lab and pilot brewing systems. There, students will perform practical operations in brewing, maturation, packaging, and laboratory environments, as well as receiving extensive hands-on instruction in brewing microbiology.

Finally, students travel on the European Study Tour to breweries and brewing-industry suppliers, learning how the information they have gained in the Diploma Program is utilized in real-world brewing environments. Over the total time of the blended approach of the WBA International Diploma Program, students will gain a truly international perspective on brewing techniques and technologies.


6 weeks

On campus
Chicago and Munich

  • Module 1 (W21): Raw Materials and Wort Production | Online
  • Module 2 (W22): Beer Production and Quality Control | Online
  • Module 3 (W23): Packaging and Process Technology | Online
  • Module 4 (W24): Business of Brewing and Technical Case Studies | On campus
  • Module 5 (W25): Applied Brewing Techniques | On campus
  • Module 6 (W26): European Brewery Study Tour | On campus
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