Dunboyne College of Further Educationfood science course

Pre-University Food Science, Nutrition and Well-being

1 Year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2022 - May 2023

Course description

Pre-University Food Science, Nutrition, Health and Well-being
Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 and Food Science 5M5267

This one-year course prepares the learner to explore Food Science and the principles of food processing with a view to gaining employment or progressing to further education or training in science, as a food scientist and in the agriculture sector. A food
scientist applies their knowledge of biology and chemistry to develop and improve foods and has a role to play in all aspects of the food chain from production, to processing, storage and marketing. This course gives a solid introduction to Food Science and
Technology for students who wish to pursue a Food Science Degree in Universities and Institutes of Technology.


  • Food Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Food Processing
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Word Processing
  • Safety and Health
  • Psychology
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Behavioural Studies

QQI Level 5 Applied Science
Laboratory Techniques 5M3807

Graduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, UCD, DCU, TU Dublin, IT Carlow, Athlone IT, UCC TU Dublin Tallaght, St. Angela’s College Sligo. as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example, there are up to 21 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses 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.


  • TU Dublin: TU881 Food Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years)
  • Waterford Institute of Technology: WS164 Food Science with Business (Level 7, 3 Years)
  • UCC: CK505 Food Science (Level 8, 4 Years)
  • Athlone IT: AL836 Health Science with Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years)
  • Waterford Institute of Technology: WD002 Food Science Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) TU Dublin City Campus: TU882
  • Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years)
  • UCD: DN 250 Animal and Crop Production (Level 8, 4 Years)


  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature Students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification
    All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

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