The twin-campus International Diploma in Brewing Technology program will help prepare graduates to advance their careers and gain a thorough understanding of both the theory and practical application of the theory thru hands-on brewing.

This 12-week program is comprised of segments, divided into one-to-three-week 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 International Diploma in Brewing Technology program begins with 7-weeks of brewing theory and business issues conducted at the Siebel Institute campus in Chicago, U.S.A. Students build a sound understanding of the theory, sciences and technologies that are used at breweries of all sizes. After the Chicago modules are completed, students then travel to Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, where they apply their learned knowledge gained from their first 7-weeks of study utilizing the lab and pilot brewing system at Doemens. 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 participate in a European Brewing Study Tour to breweries and brewing-industry suppliers, learning how the information they have gained in the program is utilized in real-world brewing environments. Over the 12-weeks of the WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology program, students will gain a truly international perspective on brewing techniques and technologies.

Students taking the full, continuous program receive round-trip airfare (Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, U.S.A., to Munich Franz Joseph Strauss International Airport and back to Chicago) within the cost of tuition. Room and board is the responsibility of the students in both Chicago and Munich.


12 weeks

On campus
Chicago and Munich

  • Module 1: Raw Materials and Wort Production | On campus
  • Module 2: Beer Production and Quality Control | On campus
  • Module 3: Packaging and Process Technology | On campus
  • Module 4: Business of Brewing and Technical Case Studies | On campus
  • Module 5: Applied Brewing Techniques | On campus
  • Module 6: European Brewing Study Tour | On campus

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