Food & Nutritional Product Development - Sligo Campus

ATU - Sligo Campus


Course Name Food & Nutritional Product Development - Sligo Campus
Course Provider ATU - Sligo Campus
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code SG_SFOOD_S09
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)  More info.. Minor Atlantic Technological University Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Ballinode
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Duration 1 year part-time, online.
Course Fee Total Fees: €3,000
Entry Requirements

Expand+To qualify for direct entry into this programme, a standard applicant must hold an Honours degree (Level 8), with evidence of a 2:2, or higher, in any of the following areas:

Life Sciences, Food Science, Human Nutrition, Sports Science, Chemistry,...

Course Summary This course looks to address the needs of those in the Food Industry who are keen to expand their understanding and effectiveness in developing nutritional food products to ensure they are at the forefront of food innovation. This course also provides the skills and knowledge to recent graduates to aid them in pursuing a career in food product development.
Course Content

Expand+Consumer trends and global markets for the foods we eat are continually changing. The food choices made by consumers are often influenced by a number of key factors such as nutritional value, health benefits, production practices, food security and s...

Subjects Taught Semester 1
Title Credits
Nutrition through the life stages 05
Food Safety Quality and Legislation 05
Food Chemistry and Analysis [E] 05
Current and Emerging Trends in Food Technology [E] 05

Semester 2
Title Credits
Food Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 05
Food Product Development 10

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.
Assessment Method How will students be assessed?

A range of continuous assessment methods e.g., MCQs (Multi Choice Questions), case study, reports mini-projects, oral presentations, and problem-based learning.

Will they have to attend examinations and how will these be conducted?

There are no final exams in this programme. All modules are 100% continuous assessment.
Number of Credits 30
Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities include:

NPD /R&D Manager positions in the Food Industry.
Technical and Quality Roles within the Food Industry.
Consultancy for the food industry
Food and nutritional research.
Food and nutritional education.
Food business start-ups.
Food business entrepreneurs.

Further Study
Graduates can continue onto the MSc in Food and Nutritional Product Development.

Graduates can apply to funded PhD projects within ATU and/ or other 3rd level institutes.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8511
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