The following modules will be offered in 2022, subject to availability and demand:
- Food Chemistry
- Food Processing
- Work Experience
- Laboratory Techniques
- Word Processing
- Safety and Health
- Understanding Mental Health
- Behavioural Studies
WHAT IS FOOD SCIENCE?
This one-year course prepares the learner to explore Food Science and the principles of food processing with a view to gaining employment or progressing to further education or training in science, as a food scientist and in the agriculture sector. A food scientist applies their knowledge of biology and chemistry to develop and improve foods and has a role to play in all aspects of the food chain from production, to processing, storage and marketing. This course gives a solid introduction to Food Science and Technology for students who wish to pursue a Food Science Degree in Universities and Institutes of Technology.
- QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807
Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, UCD, DCU, TU Dublin, IT Carlow, Athlone IT, UCC TU Dublin Tallaght, St. Angela’s College Sligo. as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example, there are up to 21 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.
- Leaving Cert or LCA
- Mature students of all backgrounds
- Other equivalent qualification
All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
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EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION:
TU Dublin: TU881 Food Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years)
Waterford Institute of Technology: WD002 Food Science Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years)
UCC: CK505 Food Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
TU Dublin City Campus: TU882 Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years)
Athlone IT: AL836 Health Science with Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years)
UCD: DN 250 Animal and Crop Production (Level 8, 4 Years)
Waterford Institute of Technology: WS164 Food Science with Business (Level 7, 3 Years)
Course fees of €200 are to be paid before registration and include course materials, examination fees and a €30 non-refundable deposit.