Food Management & Innovation

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Food Management & Innovation
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code SBFOOD
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Limerick Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Dates: Early September
Finish Date: Late August
Duration 1 year, 17 hours per week.

Programme offered via blended learning mode, delivered through a mix of online lectures/content & classroom-based weekend lectures.
Course Fee This programme is free of charge for participants who are unemployed or previously self-employed. Participants who are in employment will be required to pay a fee of €750. Please see for eligibility criteria details.
Entry Requirements An honours degree (level 8) in a non-business or a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification.

Priority of entry will be given to applicants with a higher classification of award.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Expand+Qualification: Higher Diploma in Arts in Food Management and Innovation (Level 8).

Location: LIT Moylish

The target applicants identified for Springboard+ 2018 are:
1. Those in receipt of an eligible payment from the Department of Employment A...

Course Content

There is a need for urgent and fundamental changes to the way in which innovation and entrepreneurship education is delivered in Ireland today. An innovative and entrepreneurial perspective is particularly relevant within a programme on food m...

Subjects Taught Modules
• Management of Food Science & Nutrition
• New Product Planning
• Food Marketing
• Sensory Evaluation
• Product Knowledge
• Gastronomy – the Sociology of Food
• New Product Development and Optimisation
• Food Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• Product Development Culinary Skills
• Food Industry Trends and Development
Assessment Method Participants will be assessed using a mix of continuous assessment and examinations.
Number of Credits 60
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802

For academic queries:
Contact: Dr Catriona Murphy