The central purpose of the Diploma (Extended) in Food Technology is to develop graduates who can demonstrate focused knowledge and skills in Food Technology. The program, therefore, focuses centrally on equipping students with an in-depth and specialized knowledge of the general principles and practical skills applicable to the Food Technology industry. As part of the diploma study, and in collaboration with the relevant workplace institutions/bodies/organizations, students are also exposed to the relevant world of work in order to gain experience in applying the acquired knowledge and practical skills in the workplace context. The tuition and workplace experience enable successful students to access a number of career and employment opportunities relating to analytical their specialization.
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Exit level outcomes
Students should be able to:
- Identify, evaluate, and solve both routine and unfamiliar problems using correct procedures/methods/techniques.
- Work effectively with others in a team.
- Manage well-defined and new learning activities within a structured learning environment.
- Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information, theories, and ideas associated with analytical chemistry/biotechnology/food technology.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and main areas of analytical chemistry/biotechnology/food technology and how the respective discipline/field relates to other areas or systems.
- Monitor their own performance and assess it against the given criteria.
- Present and communicate information effectively and meaningfully using scientific and academic/professional discourse conventions and formats.
- Show responsibility towards the environment and health of others by using science and technology in accordance with recognized professional and/or ethical codes or practices.
- Minimum APS: 21
- English: 4 (50%+)
- Mathematics: 3 (40%+)
- Physical Sciences: 3 (40%+)
- Life Science 3 (40%+)
Food Technologists research the production, processing, preservation, packing, and distribution of food
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