The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Food Manufacture, validated by Ulster University, is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to apply food science, manufacturing technology, quality management and business studies to the production of safe food. This course is available to study on both a full-time or part-time basis. Part-time students will study the same modules as per the full-time provision.
Year 1: Level 4
– Food chemistry and nutrition
– Food manufacture, safety and quality
– Food microbiology
– Food packaging technology
– Food supply chain
– Introduction to food business management
Year 2: Level 5
– Applied investigative project
– Food manufacture
– Food processing principles
– Lean manufacturing principles
– Work placement
Progression opportunities and career destinations
Depending on achievement, students may progress onto the Honours Degree in Food Technology or Food Design and Nutrition programmes at Loughry Campus. A wide range of posts are available in product development, quality, technical and production management, food inspection and training.
Semester one of the second year of this programme is dedicated to work placement. This allows students to develop technical and commercial expertise and at the same time complete an applied investigative project. Students can complete the work placement locally or abroad.