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 115113 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters MSc
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Duration 2 years part-time, online.
Course Fee Programme Fees
For further information, please contact admissions.

Total fees are €7500
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 Chemistry and Analysis 05
Current and Emerging Trends in Food Technology 05
Food Safety Quality and Legislation 05

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

Semester 3
Title Credits
Food and Nutritional Product Development Research Project 50
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, viva, 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 90
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 apply to funded PhD projects within ATU or other Higher Education Institutes.
Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8511
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