The Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology will provide you with an excellent education in various aspects of food science, food technology and food microbiology.
Subjects that you will cover during the course include:
- food proteins
- food fats
- food macromolecules
- sensory science
- food packaging
- food processing and preservation
- food microbiology
UCC has a 100-year history of teaching and research in the food sciences and is currently one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary education and research institutions. You will be taught by world-class academics who work in all aspects of food science.
Our first-rate facilities include extensive and well-equipped laboratories and a large pilot plant with excellent dairy, meat and bakery facilities, in addition to a unique pilot-scale brewery.
The course is one year full time, or two years part time.
Students take taught modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:
FS3002 Chemistry of Food Proteins (5 credits)
FS3003 Chemistry and Technology of Oils and Fats (5 credits)
FS3004 Sensory Analysis, Flavour and Colour (5 credits)
FS3005 Macromolecules and Rheology (5 credits)
FS3006 Food Processing and Preservation (10 credits)
FS3007 Dairy Product Technology (5 credits)
FS3008 Fundamentals of Food Packaging (5 credits)
FS3012 Library Project (10 credits)
MB3003 Food and Industrial Microbiology I (5 credits)
MB3014 Food and Industrial Microbiology II (5 credits)
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- apply the principles of food chemistry and technology and food microbiology to food systems
- demonstrate an ability to perform selected techniques in food analysis
- develop the capacity to undertake lifelong learning
- communicate effectively with the food industry and with society at large.
Course Code: CKO06 Full-time & Part-time
Course Title: Food Science and Technology
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 6,000 full-time. The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study.
2017 Entry Requirements: Eligible candidates must have a HETAC/NCEA Ordinary Degree/Diploma (with Merit or Distinction) or a Level 7 (Pass) degree in Food Science or in a cognate discipline.
Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below
Next Intake: 11th September 2017
The Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology is a challenging course and it is intended to be full time. You will be expected to attend lectures and laboratory classes or be engaged in your academic work from 9am to 5pm each working day from September to May.
Assessment is principally by end-of-semester written examinations. There are also some elements of continuous assessment.
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.