CAO CODE: CR333 The course is a 4 year (level 8) honours degree programme. Years 1 and 2 include a range of broad scientific modules that cover fundamental topics such as cells, microbiology, biochemistry, introductory bioprocessing and data analysis. Years 3 and 4 cover more specialised topics such as Food and Healthcare Chemistry, Toxicology and Microbiology. A significant advantage of this program is the inclusion of a mandatory 12 week industrial work placement for each student in Year 3 (semester 6). The course will focus particularly on the assurance of the safety, quality and fitness for purpose of these products.