The Honours Degree in Food Technology has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to enter a competitive global food processing industry at trainee/junior manager level.
Students undertake core subjects in years one and two and select optional subjects in the third year to allow a degree of specialisation.
- Food industry in practice
- Inroduction to Food Nutrition
- Food production and society
- Food science
- Human resource management
- Introduction to food manufacture and quality systems
- Management information systems
- Packaging Fundamentals
- Food business financial management
- Food design
- Food industry packaging
- Food processing and preservation
- Food manufacture
- Management of organisational performance
- Work placement (12 weeks or 48 weeks)
- Advanced food manufacture
- Lean manufacture
- Quality management
- Research and development; methodology and problem solving
- Research project
plus one of the following module options:
- Food technology developments
Students who opt for the three-year course will spend 12 weeks between Levels 5 and 6 on work placement in a food business.
Students undertaking the four-year course will complete a one-year placement in the food industry during year three of the programme. On successful completion of the 48 week placement a Diploma in Industrial Studies will be awarded.
The work placement encourages students to develop practical and managerial skills, and gives them the opportunity to demonstrate transferable skills in ICT, problem solving and communication. Students can complete their work placement locally or abroad.
240 UCAS tariff points at A2 level to include a Grade B in either Home Economics or a Science subject plus four GCSE subjects at Grade C or higher including a Science subject, Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Equivalent to 240 UCAS points to include two science subjects at Higher level or equivalent.
Overall grade of Merit, Merit, Distinction.
Progression from HND
Applicants with a relevant Foundation Degree / Higher National Diploma / Certificate may be admitted to Level 5 of the Degree.
During the course, students may have the opportunity to achieve additional, nationally recognised qualifications to complement their course, which can give a competitive advantage in employment or career progression. These qualifications include:
- Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Food Safety Certificates
- Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Foundation Certificate in Health & Safety in the Workplace
These programmes are classified as short competency-based courses and are widely recognised by the industry.
This course provides students with the competences to enter into the industry in a range of managerial posts in areas such as production, quality, technical, food packaging, and product development in food and drink manufacturing and related sectors.
Student View: Nicola Gillespie
“ I reckon I have made the right career choice. Since starting my course at Loughry I’ve become even more aware of the excellent careers that past graduates have followed. I find the course really interesting and I am looking forward to getting a slice of the action when I complete a period of placement within a food company.”
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- Contact the Course Manager listed in the fact file located in the individual course information page.
Want to apply for a place on this course?
- Use the UCAS code from the Fact File and apply online on the UCAS website www.ucas.com