After successful completion of the course, the participants have knowledge on tools and methods of computer aided quality assurance and process control in the food area, can evaluate measurement data, e.g. making plots, establishing and understand control charts, can apply statistical methods e.g. to compare product characteristics, to quantify sources of variation and effects, are able to draft a concept for the validation of computerized systems, to specify computerized systems and to draft protocols for qualification tests, have knowledge on principles and applications of expert systems, neural networks, fuzzy logic, computer simulations, fractal systems and chaos theory, have practical experiences on collaborative solving of tasks and case studies using e-learning methods and e-communication tools