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|QQI Award Code||5M5267 Food Science|
This new one year course would both prepare students for the ever expanding world of quality food production. Food scientists play a role in all aspects of the food chain, from production at farm level to the retailer, to the consumer. This course will develop the students knowledge of food production, development, preparation, safe handling and marketing. By changing their combination of modules, students can avail of the science award and continue to third level to study agricultural science. Agricultural Science is the application of science and other disciplines to the production of quality food.
What is Pre University Science?
This one year course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of science and covers a variety of areas related to laboratory or physical science. The mathematics element allows students to bring their mathematics levels up to the competence relevant to their intended third level course. Students will also have the option to study other modules along with science to shape their qualification for entry to their desired course or area of employment.
Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in UCD, TCD, DCU, Maynooth University, DIT, IT Blanchardstown, UCC as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example there are up to 24 places in Maynooth University, 20 places in UCD and 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude.
Food Chemistry 5N2748
Work Experience 5N1356
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
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