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Certificate in Food and Feed Biotechnology

Course Points
15
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
September 2020

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.

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:

Learners will be required to attend DkIT one half-day per week in addition to being available for some occasional practical or field classes on other days.

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.

  • 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. Breda Brennan (Head of Department of Agriculture, Food and Animal Health)
Phone: +353 429370200
Email: breda.brennan@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
Level 9
Duration 1 Year
Credits 15
School School of Health & Science
Department Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €1275
Starting Date September 2020
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How to Apply

You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see the download button below). Potential students may be interviewed. The final closing date for applications is Friday 14th August 2020 or until places are full.

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Please submit the following documents with your application and email it to admissions@dkit.ie:

International Student Applications

International students must apply through get International Office, details on how to apply can be found at www.dkit.ie/admissions/how-to-apply/applying-as-an-international-student.html.