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COURSE: BSC (AGRIC) IN FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNO...

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3 Years Full Time
This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to enter the food industry.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Computer literacy

  • General chemistry

  • Academic literacy

  • Molecular and cell biology

  • General physics

  • Mathematics

  • Biometry

  • Plant biology

  • Information literacy

  • Introductory genetics

  • Introduction to microbiology

  • Animal diversity


Second year subjects:


  • Introduction to proteins and enzymes

  • Carbohydrate metabolism

  • Introduction to food science and technology

  • Introduction to financial management in agriculture

  • Introduction to agricultural production economics

  • Growth diversity and control of bacteria

  • Nutrition

  • Lipid and nitrogen metabolism

  • Biochemistry in perspective

  • Principles of food production and preservation

  • Agricultural economics

  • Growth activities and control of fungi


Third year subjects:


  • Integrated food science

  • Food chemistry

  • Food engineering

  • Plant food science

  • Agricultural economics

  • Food microbiology


Fourth year subjects:


  • Research methodology

  • Animal food technology

  • Plant food technologies

  • Sensory analysis

  • Product development and quantity management

  • Advanced food science

  • Research project


Careers: product developer, quality controller, food technologist.

Source: www.up.ac.za



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