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UCAS CODE: BD46

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Loughry Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Food Manufacture and Nutrition, which is validated by Ulster University, has been designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop innovative, nutritious, safe healthy foods.Loughry Campus has excellent laboratory and teaching facilities to support its food education programmes. These include chemistry and microbiology teaching laboratories and a specialist food technology centre featuring the latest equipment and materials for producing food to EU standards. The specialist Food Technology Centre incorporates four mini-food processing areas; meat, bakery, fruit and vegetables and dairy and is designed to demonstrate best practice in food manufacture. This unique facility is equipped with an extensive range of modern pilot and industrial scale food processing and product development facilities to ensure that Loughry students acquire the competencies and skills needed by the food industry. Small-scale process equipment allows the demonstration of computerised process control systems used in food manufacturing. The state of the art laboratories are equipped with advanced scientific equipment which enables students to carry out essential and complex microbiological, chemical and physical analysis of food ingredients and products. The latest technologies in food analysis are continuously being reviewed, thus enabling students to gain valuable knowledge and experience relevant to careers in the industry. The Food Packaging Centre is a unique and well equipped facility used to evaluate packaging materials and complete packs. As food companies strive to meet consumer expectations through innovative packaging, Loughry Campus graduates are in a prime position to make a significant impact on the industry having worked in the centre.

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15 January

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UCAS Points : 40

Students should normally have 40 UCAS tariff points at A2 Level to include a Grade D in Home Economics or a Science subject, plus four GCSE subjects at Grade C or higher including a Science subject, Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.Please note we do not accept essential skills as an equivalent to GCSE English and Maths for this programme

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University information

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise

  • Campus address

    College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, 22 Greenmount Road, Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT41 4PU, Northern Ireland

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