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BSc (Hons) in Food Production

Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 8

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
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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Delivery Method On Campus

How to Apply

Download and complete the Add-On Degree Programme Application Form below and return to:

Admissions Office, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Co. Louth