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BSc (Hons) in Food Production

Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date

Course Summary

The aim of one-year honours degree add-on course is to enable Level 7 graduates of Agriculture or Agricultural Science to apply their existing skills and knowledge and build on these to develop an understanding of food processing and quality assurance/ safety issues. 

Graduates of this course will have skills in food analysis, packaging, processing, agrifood biotechnology, waste management, food chain integrity, lean manufacturing and agri-food product development, enabling them to contribute to the cost-effective development, production and marketing of products in the Agri-Food Industry 

Semester 1: (Mandatory)

  • Food Analysis
  • Environmental Management in the Agri-Food Sector
  • Applied Food Processing
  • Agri-Food Production Project (year-long)
  • Agri-Food Product Innovation

Semester 2: (Mandatory)

  • Lean: Principles & Methodologies
  • Food Chain Integrity and Logistics
  • Agri-Food Biotechnology
  • Food Packaging and Preservation

Graduates will find employment in the Agri-Food Industry in

  • Production Supervision
  • Quality Management
  • Technical Sales, Analytical
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Logistics/ Supply Chain roles.

Graduates can progress to the DkIT M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology or to a research M.Sc. or PhD position in DkIT or other Higher Education Institutions.

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Entrants should have a BSc in Agriculture, Agricultural Science or a related area with an award mark of at least 50%.

International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

Dr. Siobhán Jordan (Head of Department for Agriculture, Food and Animal Health)
Phone: +353 429370200

Course ID DKA85
Course Type Add On
Study Mode Full-Time
Level 8
Duration 1 Year
Starting Date September
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method On Campus

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).