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Food Innovation

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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 DT421
Food Innovation DT421
Food Innovation DT421
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DT421 - Food Innovation

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DT421 - Food Innovation
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Number of Reserved Places:  5 places

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

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CASFX 5M5267 Food Science
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques

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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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