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CK505
Food Science

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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Food science focuses on the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of food along the production chain, from its production on a farm to being eaten.

This course first covers the basic sciences, before focusing on the food sciences (food chemistry, microbiology and nutrition) and related disciplines, including biochemistry, biostatistics and process engineering principles. There is a six-month paid work placement in industry at the end of the third year examinations.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
CASFX 5M5267 Food Science


Essential Module Requirements:
Must have distinctions in 5 modules (excluding 5N1356 - Work Experience
6N1946 - Work Experience, W20008 - Work Experience; 5N1433 - Work Practice
6N1947 - Work Practice) in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include:
5N1833 - Mathematics
or 5N0556 - Maths for STEM
or 6N3395 - Mathematics
or C20139 - Mathematics

5N2746 - Biology
or 5N0737 - Microbiology
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
or 5N1460 - Physics
or C20006 - Biology
or C20041 - Microbiology
or C20011 - Chemistry
or C20048 - Physics

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Graduates from this course have a strong track record of acquiring senior positions in national and international food companies.

Graduates are equipped to work in a wide range of positions such as food production and management, quality assurance, food research and food product and process innovation and development.



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