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COURSE: BACHELORS IN CONSUMER SCIENCE (GENERAL...

University of South Africa, UNISA
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Duration:
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
Consumer science focuses on food, nutrition, clothing and textiles, nutrition and hospitality, enabling students to prepare for careers in sectors as varied as education, entrepreneurship, hospitality, retailing and manufacturing. Throughout the programme, students benefit from practical courses, ensuring they are ready to apply theory as soon as they graduate.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years full time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Principles of consumer science

  • End-user Computing

  • Business management

  • Business management

  • Food preparation

  • Food preparation practical

  • Clothing construction: Theory

  • Clothing construction: Practical

  • Introduction to nutrition and energy yielding nutrients

  • Nutrition and nutrient deficiency diseases


Second year subject:


  • Introduction to entrepreneurship and small-business management

  • Introduction to retailing

  • General management

  • Marketing management


Third year subjects:


  • Nutrition through the life cycle

  • Chronic lifestyle diseases

  • Infectious diseases

  • Nutrition and health promotion

  • Nutrition and alternative medicine

  • International cuisine

  • Food and beverage service

  • Beverage studies

  • Food preparation for the hospitality industry


Careers: entrepreneur, hospitality manager, food service manager, consumer education manager, clothing planner and buyer.

Source: www.unisa.ac.za



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