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DT421
Food Innovation

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4 Years
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Option Streams - Food brewing or Distilling

The Food Innovation programme covers a comprehensive range of disciplines including science, technology, business and innovation in order to meet requirements of the modern food industry.

The programme will serve to provide expertise to graduates towards identifying new products and technologies for the 21st century. An extended period of industrial placement is a key feature of the programme, which allows for application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. It also serves to strengthen links with industry, research establishments and regulatory bodies. The programme compliments other courses in the school and will facilitate postgraduate study thereby enabling academic links with other European Institutes.

Food Innovation at DIT
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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT. 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
CASFX. 5M5267 Food Science


Essential Module Requirements:
5 Distinctions from the following modules:

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

D20022 - Sports Coaching

C20041 - Microbiology
or 5N0737 - Microbiology

C20024 - Food Processing
or 5N5245 - Food Processing

C20140 - Nutrition
or 5N2006 - Nutrition

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics

D20127 - Food Preservation & Processing
or 5N5245 - Food Processing

D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills

C20049 - Plant Science
or 5N2528 - Plant Science

D20165 - Safety and Health at Work
or 5N1794 - Safety and Health at Work

C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths O4/H7

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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This programme will provide graduates with:

  • A programme of education which will allow entry into a career in the food industry as technologists capable of ensuring the production of safe and wholesome foods;
  • A thorough knowledge of the scientific disciplines fundamental to the development of novel foods and with the business acumen to be innovative;
  • A broadly based technological education which will allow entry into employment in other sectors of the food or related technical sectors;
  • An in-depth understanding of food business and the essential components of finance and management.



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