About Us

Motto: Join us and help us make people beautiful

The Department of Fat, Surfactant and Cosmetics Technology (abbr. DFSCT) was established on 1 September 2008. Within the degree programme in Food Chemistry and Technology, the Department serves as the guarantor of the Bachelor’s course in the Technology of Fat, Surfactant and Cosmetics Production and the Master’s course in the Technology and Economics of Fat, Surfactant and Cosmetics Production. Tuition provided by the Department is designed to equip students with wide-ranging knowledge in the fields of natural sciences, economics, medicine, food technology, and cosmetic science. The Faculty of Technology at Tomas Bata University in Zlín is the first-ever and the only higher education institution in the Czech Republic to have received accreditation of a Bachelor’s as well as the follow-up Master’s programme focused on cosmetics. 

Why study degree courses focused on cosmetics? 

  • The cosmetics industry is currently one of the fastest-developing industries in the world, holding the third position as regards its turnover, following the pharmaceutical and automotive industries.
  • With ever-changing lifestyles, people’s demands relating to appearance change as well. This gives us certainty that there is great potential for further development of the cosmetics industry in the future. It is not only women who use cosmetics these days. Cosmetic products are becoming more and more interesting even for men.
  • The production and distribution of fat-based products, domestic chemicals, and car cosmetics are now experiencing a great boom.
  • Flexibility of our graduates is also extended through the interconnection of the degree course with basic food technologies and well-balanced nutrition.


Our Bachelor’s studies are divided into two parallel branches:

  • Profession-oriented degree courses (students can continue their studies in the follow-up Master’s programme only upon passing the assigned graduate assessment test)
  • Academically-oriented degree courses (students are expected to continue their studies in the follow-up Master’s programme) 

Graduate profile and careers:

With qualifications obtained from our Department, Bachelor’s graduates can find jobs in a number of fields, such as the development, production, distribution and assessment of cosmetic and hygiene products, including biocosmetics, and in a number of institutions and companies, such as public administration institutions, consultancy companies, cosmetic companies or companies engaged in the production, sale and distribution of domestic chemicals and car cosmetics.


Our Master’s studies are designed to build on Bachelor’s studies and to provide students with deeper and more complex theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills in the field of chemical, microbiological, physical and sensory analysis of food. Major subjects studied at the Master’s level include Fat Chemistry and Technology, Sensory Assessment of Food and Cosmetics, Surfactant and Detergent Chemistry and Technology, Molecular Biology, Cosmetics and Cosmetology, Contaminants in Food and Cosmetics, etc.

Graduate profile and careers:

Master’s graduates from our Department are specialists in the processing of fats, detergents and cosmetics and their applications. They are well-prepared for holding technical, economic and managerial positions as well as for developing their careers as specialists in technology or research specialists.