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Certificate in Food and Feed Biotechnology

Course Points
15
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
Thursday 22nd September

Course Summary

This one-year part-time course aims to up-skill existing science graduates and provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in food and animal feed production and processing.

Important notice about this course

COURSE NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

Closing date for applications is 12th August 2022

COURSE SCHEDULE
Bridging/induction: 14th, 15th and 16th September, NE231, 10.00 a.m. All must attend.
Start date for programme: Thursday 22nd September, NE231, 9.30 a.m

The aim of this course is to up-skill existing science graduates and provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in food and animal feed production and processing.

Modules taught are:

This programme is co-delivered with our MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology.

It is year long with one module each semester. As the modules are blocked, attendance on a half day per week, on either Thursday or Friday, is required in addition to being available for some occasional practical or field classes on other days.

 

Start dates for 2022/23 for MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology (and co-delivered minor awards Cert in Animal Biotechnology and Cert in Food and Feed Biotechnology) are as follows:

  • Bridging/induction: 14th, 15th and 16th September, NE231, 10.00 a.m. All must attend.
  • Start date for programme: Thursday 22nd September, NE231, 9.30 a.m.

This timetable is subject to change.

This course will provide learners with an extended skill set which shall lead to greater employment opportunities in the food and animal feed industries.

It will be of interest to those already working in these sectors who wish to broaden their skills base.

The course fee is €1275. The fee is payable as follows:

  • Payment 1: Application Fee = €50 (Refundable if you are not made an offer of a place on the course)
  • Payment 2: Accept Offer Fee = €100 (Non-refundable)
  • Payment 3 of €487 is payable by 31st October
  • Payment 4 of €638 is payable by 28th February
  • Minimum of second class honours degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Science, Biotechnology, Food Science or related discipline.
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements but have relevant work experience may be assessed for entry in line with the DkIT RPL Policy and Procedures.
  • International students must have a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5. Candidates may be interviewed.

This course will be of interest to those working in the Agriculture, Environmental and Food Science areas who wish to progress to management level.

Dr Siobhan Jordan (Acting Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health)
Email: Siobhan.Jordan@dkit.ie

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 429370200
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Dr. Caroline Gilleran Stephens (Programme Director)
Phone: +353-0429370200
Email: caroline.gilleranstephens@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_SFOFE_9
Course Type Postgraduate, Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 1 Year
Fees €1275
Starting Date Thursday 22nd September
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Credits 15
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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Delivery Method On Campus

How to Apply

 

Closing date for applications is 12th August 2022.

Please upload the following documents with your application:

  • Scanned copies of your existing undergraduate qualifications
  • An up-to-date CV