WD 164 – BSc in Food Science with Business

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CAO and Third Level

Course description

Course code: WD164 What is the BSc in Food Science with Business? This is a new degree programme designed by WIT staff in conjunction with food industry professionals due to a demand for suitably qualified graduates. The main aim of the programme is to develop a graduate with the knowledge and skills to competently work in the various sectors of the industry i.e. meat, dairy, grain, bread, sugar and drinks. The programme will equip graduates with expertise in food safety management, modern food processing methods, regulatory affairs, epidemiology and food business. Professional development of the person is a key feature of the programme. This will be achieved by the study of appropriate modules and by a period of work placement in the food industry. Career Opportunities Recent studies have highlighted the need for a proper interface between third level colleges and the food industry that would enhance graduate employment prospects. It is envisaged that graduates would enter such areas as production, processing, quality assurance, food analysis and product development as supervisor / manager.