Course Description

Pre-University Food Science, Nutrition, Health and Well-being

This one-year course prepares the student to explore Food Science and the principles of food processing with a view to gaining employment or progressing to further education or training in science, as a food scientist and in the agriculture sector. A food scientist applies their knowledge of biology and chemistry to develop and improve foods and has a role to play in all aspects of the food chain from production, to processing, storage and marketing.
This course gives a solid introduction to Food Science and Technology for students who wish to pursue a Food Science Degree in universities.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Food Chemistry
• Mathematics
• Food Processing
• Nutrition
• Microbiology
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Laboratory Techniques
• Word Processing
• Safety and Health at Work
• Psychology
• Understanding Mental Health
• Behavioural Studies

• Level 5 Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 or

Food Science 5M5267

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CollegeDunboyne College of Further Education
Course LocationDunboyne, Meath
Course CategoryNutrition & Diet, Healthcare & Medicine
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Course Start Date17th September 2024
Course End Date23rd May 2025
Course Duration1 Year
Course TimeFull time
Entry RequirementsENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Carear PathGraduates may pursue science certificate or degree courses in TCD, UCD, DCU, TUD City Campus/Tallaght, South East Technological University Carlow, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, UCC, Atlantic Technological University St. Angela’s College Sligo as well as other ITs and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example, there are up to 21 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: TUD City Campus: TU881 Food Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE510 Food Science with Business (Level 7, 3 Years) ATU Sligo: AU972 Human Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN250 Agricultural Science (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE502 Agricultural Science (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK505 Food Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH208 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC121 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) Mary Immaculate College: Education, Home Economics and Business Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY303 Biomedical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY301 Science (Level 8, 4 Years) MTU Cork: MT930 Home Economics and Business Teaching (Level 8, 5 Years) TUS Athlone: US950 Health Science with Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE501 Food Science Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) SE902 Nutrition and Exercise (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU882 Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years) ATU St. Angela’s College: AU989 Nutrition Food and Business Management (Level 8, 4 Years)
Course Code5M3807
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