2021/2022

Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology is a one year full-time programme running over one academic year or a two year part-time programme running over two academic years from the date of first registration for the programme.


Students take 60 credits as follows:

FS3008 Fundamentals of Food Packaging (5 credits)
FS3012 Library Project (10 credits)
FS3013 Proteins and Lipids in Food Systems (5 credits)
FS3014 Macromolecules, Emulsions and Food Structure (5 credits)
FS3015 Dairy Processing and Preservation (5 credits)
FS3016 Ingredient Recovery from Milk, Whey and their Co-Products (5 credits)
FS3020 Methods of Food Processing and Analysis (5 credits)
FS3021 Professional Skills for Food Scientists (5 credits)
FS3022 Sensory Evaluation for Food and Nutritional Sciences (5 credits)
MB3003 Food and Industrial Microbiology I (5 credits)
MB3014 Food and Industrial Microbiology II (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

MSc (Food Microbiology) and MSc (Food Science)
Students who achieve a standard of at least Second Class, Grade I Honours in the Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology Examination will be eligible for admission to the MSc in (Food Science) Degree. Students who achieve a standard of at least Second Class, Grade II Honours in the Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology Examination will be eligible for admission to the MSc (Food Microbiology) Degree.

Programme Learning Outcomes for Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology (NFQ Level 8, Major award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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