Postgraduate Diploma in Dairy Technology and Innovation
About this programme:
This is the second offering in the stackable qualification in Dairy Technology and Innovation The diploma allows those who have completed the part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Dairy Technology to develop and expand on key concepts underpinning the dairy processing technology sector and the innovations that advance its development. In order to suit the seasonal nature of the dairy industry this programme is delivered online, and by block-release, over one academic year from September to December and January to March. The face-to-face lectures occur over one week in late October/early November and one week in February.
Aims and Objectives
This postgraduate Diploma in Dairy Technology & Innovation supports the further education and training requirements of applicants having completed the Certificate in Dairy Technology and Innovation and will enable participants to develop key skills to address the challenges facing the dairy industry .
The programme is delivered by blended learning, involving a combination of online and in-class sessions. In-class sessions to encourage interaction and group formation, will be delivered via block release over during one week in late October/early November(Semester 1) and a second week in February (Semester 2). All exams and assignments are in the form of continuous assessment.
This level 9 qualification is part-time and consists of two blocks weeks (10 days) of face-to-face lectures and is supported by live tutorials and online lectures. To suit the seasonal nature of the Irish dairy industry it runs from late September to March.
The postgraduate Diploma in Dairy Technology and Innovation is only available to those students who have successfully completed the PG Certificate in Dairy Technology and Innovation.
Students take modules to the value of 30 credits as follows:
|Semester 1 - before Christmas (15 credits)||Semester 2 - after Christmas (15 credits)|
|Thermal Processing||Technoloiges for Fractionation, Concentration and Drying in Dairy Processing|
|Sustainability in the Dairy Sector||Cheese Science and Technology|
|Advanced Topics in Dairy Biochemistry||Ice Cream Science and Technology|
Professor Seamus O’Mahony, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC.
What are our students saying?
Sam Kingston explains how the nature of the part-time, online, Certificate in Dairy Technology and Innovation, helped him in his position as Plant Manager of Macroom Bufalo Cheese, and how moving onto the Diploma which included practicals in UCC, proved very effective and very useful in his day to day working life. The next step for Sam will be to come back and complete the Masters in Dairy Technology and Innovation, and he will have the honour of being the first student to do so!
Registration & Fees
To register for the Diploma please contact:
Dr Nadia Grasso
Food Industry Training Unit
School of Food and Nutritional Sciences
College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
University College Cork
The fee for the Diploma is €5,130.
Taste 4 Success Skillnet provides partial funding for eligible candidates for this programme.