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Food Science and Technology

Overview

When you walk through our restaurants and eateries today, you see the modern touch that enhances the ordinary foods we eat. Food science and technology is responsible. In this course, you will appreciate the composition of food and, in a way, learn to improve the food processes with the help of technology. It could mean enhancing the taste, making it last longer, making sure it’s safer to eat, or even boosting its nutritional content. If you love science and you’re interested in food production and preparation, this could be an ideal course for you.

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time or part-time at all levels.

General Entry Requirements

Subject-Specific Requirements

Prior qualification in Vocational Studies and General Science is necessary for enrollment in this course.

WASSCE (Ghana)

• Credit passes (A1 – C6) in core subjects • Credit passes in any three (3) Elective subjects.

WASSCE/SSSCE West African Sub-Region

• An applicant must have at least credits (A1 - C6) in English, Core subjects and three relevant elective subjects • Total aggregate must not exceed 24 for the sciences and 30 for the humanities.

Diploma Holders

Candidates with the Ordinary Diploma or Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognised University or Polytechnic with a good Second Class Lower or Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of 70% or Grade Point Average of 2.5 and above after a successful interview (depending on the university) would be admitted into the second year of the Programme.

Mature

• Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). • Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. • Must pass a University Entrance Exam.

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

• Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. • They must also have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level.

American High School Grade 12

An applicant must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0.

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University. 

PhD 

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both. 

How Programme Is Assessed

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.

Where This Degree Will Take You?

With diverse opportunities of working in the food and beverages industries, here are jobs directly related to this degree:

  • Food technologist
  • Nutritional therapist
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Quality manager
  • Regulatory affairs officer
  • Scientific laboratory technician
  • Technical brewer

 

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