Higher Diploma in food science and technology
Food Science and Technology is a field of integrated study of basic sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Biotechnology, Engineering Technology for the development and management of food resources. The discipline exposes the nature, composition and properties of food materials and their behaviour during processing, handling, storage, distribution and utilization.
The Food Science and Technology programme is designed to provide a practical and theoretical training on:
The conversion of raw agricultural produce into processed, packaged, shelf stable food products and intermediate industrial raw materials.
Different aspects of food preservation.
Establishment, maintenance and assurance of food quality.
Design and maintenance of food process machineries.
Direct practical experience in food industries, food research laboratories/station and governmental agencies responsible for the formulation and enforcement of food laws.
Entrepreneurial skills that will make students self-reliant/employed on graduation.