Food Technology Diploma Course from Cape Peninsula University of Technology

ND: (National Diploma)

Food technology is the scientific study of the large-scale production and preservation of foods as well as the development and analysis of foodstuffs in industrial food processing facilities. Food technologists are involved in the following areas of food manufacture: quality assurance, processing technology, chemistry and microbiology. In addition, they are trained to ensure that both legal and industrial food standards are monitored and maintained prior to marketing. They are also part of research teams and have to solve technical problems when raw materials are converted to preserved foods in factories.Training takes place in modern, on-campus food processing facilities and well-equipped laboratories with motivated and well-qualified staff having a wealth of industrial and teaching experience. This facilitates the training of analytically-orientated graduates for a role in the development, production and analysis of better, safer, nutritious and more satisfying food products.

Career Opportunities in Food Technology 

With population growth, new scientific and technological challenges present themselves daily in a career that can lead to rich rewards and excellent job opportunities, for both men and women.Graduates apply proven techniques and procedures to the production, analysis, development and packaging of safe, nutritious and innovative food products involving a range of technical, engineering and managerial problems and solutions.

Qualified food technologists are employed in industrial food manufacturing concerns, such as bakeries, beverage manufacturers (soft drinks, beer and wine), bottling plants, canning companies, dairies, fish and meat processors. They are involved in production, quality assurance, and product development. Research opportunities exist in companies, as well as in research institutions.

The ND Food Technology also encourages an entrepreneurial spirit through the integration of appropriate business skills and incentives within the mainstream programme. The technical skills acquired should enable entrepreneurially-minded individuals to identify and develop viable business opportunities.

 

Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

 

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