Certificate in Food and Feed Biotechnology
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
Closing date for applications is Friday 18th August
Bridging/induction: 13h, 14th and 15th September, NE231, 10.00 a.m. All must attend.
Start date for programme: Thursday 21st 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.
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 2023/24 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: 13th, 14th and 15th September, NE231, 10.00 a.m. All must attend.
- Start date for programme: Thursday 21st 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: Accept Offer Fee = €100 (Non-refundable)
- Payment 2 of €537 is payable by 31st October
- Payment 3 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 HealthEmail: Siobhan.Jordan@dkit.ie
Dr. Geraldine O’Connor
Head of Section (Part time courses), School of Health and SciencePhone: +353 429370200
|Course Type||Postgraduate, Flexible & Professional|
|Starting Date||Thursday 22nd September|
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Agriculture, Food and Animal Health|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
|Delivery Method||On Campus|