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Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management
Course Code: AS051
Award:

Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management (Honours Degree)

Level: 8

Awarding Body: National University of Ireland, Galway.

Entry Requirements:

 

Leaving Certificate Subject Requirement: 2 H5s + 4 O6s/H7s

or

Applicants are required to have an established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with at least two H5s and 4 O6s/H7s.

Subject Requirement:

Irish English Mathematics A laboratory science subject (Inc. Agriculture Science) Any two other subjects recognised for matriculation purposes

There are also opportunities available to students via non-standard entry progression routes including mature entry and Access.

 


This programme qualifies under the HEAR and DARE please visit here for further details.
Duration:

4 Academic Years

Special Entry:

 

St Angela’s College Access programme (4 places)

HEAR (2 Places)

FETAC (4 Places)

FETAC Requirements

Award Code

Essential FETAC Modules

Level Required

Previous Code

5M5267

Food Science

Distinction in 5 or more modules

CASFX

5M3807

Laboratory Techniques.

Distinction in 5 or more modules

CASLT

This programme qualifies under the HEAR and DARE please visit here for further details.

Next Intake:

September 2017

Programme Overview

The Food Market

The UN predicts the global population will grow to 9.5 Billion by 2075, meaning there will be an extra 3 billion mouths to feed in the next six decades. According to a study by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (2013), food allergies among children alone increased by approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. According to the OECD, the global middle class population is set to swell to almost 5 billion people by 2030, meaning more disposable income to spend on value added food (foods fortified with added nutrients). Belgian research shows that consumers want healthier food products but will not compromise on taste.

There are 230,000 jobs linked to the Agri-Food sector in Ireland, a current turnover of roughly €26bn and food and drink exports of over €11.15bn in 2016 with further growth predicted for 2017 and beyond (Bord Bia, 2017).

 

What does all of this mean?

This means the global food industry needs more food science graduates with creativity, problem solving skills, culinary skills, an understanding of changing nutritional needs and a strong understanding of consumer and market requirements. The Irish food industry needs talented young graduates to help create food products that will enhance consumers’ lives. Currently there are excellent employment opportunities in the food industry with a shortage of appropriately qualified graduates. The Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food & Business Management seeks to fill this gap.

The salaries for graduate Food Technician/NPD roles range between €23-40,000 and the salary for graduates progressing to Food Product Development Manager roles in Ireland range between €45-90,000 (not including car, bonuses, pension and health insurance, etc.). Top salaries are dependent on qualifications and experience.

 

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food & Business Management

The Bachelor of Applied Science course is aimed at students with a strong interest in food, nutrition and food product development as well as students who are interested in developing a diverse range of entrepreneurial skills and business acumen. The Bachelor of Applied Science course seeks to prepare students for the challenges of producing foods safe for human consumption, developing more nutritious, healthier food options for dynamic, ever-changing markets.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management is a 4 year, Level 8, Honours Degree course.

In Year 1 students will study a variety of introductory modules including Food Preparation & Culinary Skills and Science which consists of practical classes underpinned by theoretical lectures. Further areas of study include Nutrition, Diet and Health, Finance, Marketing, Business Management and ICT.

In Year 2 students will build on the foundation knowledge of Year 1 and will undertake study in the areas of Food Science & Applied Culinary Skills, Nutrition through the Life Cycle, EU & Irish Food Legislation, Industrial Scale Food Production, Human Resource Management and Consumer Behaviour.

In Year 3 students will further enhance their food and business knowledge in the areas of Public Health Nutrition, Marketing Research and Digital Marketing. Additionally, Year 3 of the programme incorporates the possibility of a structured 20-week placement nationally or internationally in a variety of food industries and food related organisations.

In Year 4 students learning will focus on key skills associated with Food Quality Management and Auditing, New Product Development, Innovations in Food Processing and Preservation, Strategic Management, International Food Policy and Research Skills. Students will also receive food safety and quality standard training in HACCP and BRC principles.

(*Modules Subject to change)

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management is a 4 year, Level 8, Honours Degree course.

In Year 1 students will study a variety of introductory modules including Food Preparation & Culinary Skills and Science which consists of practical classes underpinned by theoretical lectures. Further areas of study include Nutrition, Diet and Health, Finance, Marketing, Business Management and ICT.

In Year 2 students will build on the foundation knowledge of Year 1 and will undertake study in the areas of Food Science & Applied Culinary Skills, Nutrition through the Life Cycle, EU & Irish Food Legislation, Industrial Scale Food Production, Human Resource Management and Consumer Behaviour.

In Year 3 students will further enhance their food and business knowledge in the areas of Public Health Nutrition, Marketing Research and Digital Marketing. Additionally, Year 3 of the programme incorporates the possibility of a structured 20 week placement nationally or internationally in a variety of food industries and food related organisations.

In Year 4 students learning will focus on key skills associated with Food Quality Management and Auditing, New Product Development, Innovations in Food Processing and Preservation, Strategic Management, International Food Policy and Research Skills. Students will also receive food safety and quality standard training in HACCP and BRC principles.

Career Opportunities

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management will have attained the knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to obtain employment in a variety of food and associated industries. Graduates will be equipped with the technical knowledge and skills required to work in a diverse range of careers such as:

  • New Product Development & Innovation in Food and Drink Industries
  • Food Production
  • Quality Control/Quality Auditing
  • Food Retail
  • Sensory Analysis
  • Marketing / Sales
  • Supervision & Management in the Food Industry
  • Establish own Food/Drink enterprise
  • Consultancy & Research
  • Further Research/Study (MSc or PhD)

Graduate Profiles:

Eimear Connolly
Eimear Connolly, Senior New Product Development Technologist for Valeo Foods

“From knowing, that I wanted to pursue a career in the food industry but not knowing exactly what area I wanted to work in, this course was perfect for me. The modules and assignments involved in this course are so true to what actually happens in the food industry; that I felt this degree really gave me a strong advantage in beginning my career.
I’m currently working as a Senior New Product Development Technologist for Valeo Foods. My job consists of working on the various new food projects within the Baking and Beverage categories, working with some great Irish Brand’s such as Odlums and Robert Roberts”.

 

Julie-Ann Kelly, New Product Development Manager, Kerry Group

During my four years in St Angela's College I didn't just make lifelong friends, I also learned, through the diverse and varied course, the skills vital for progression within my chosen career in the food industry. These skills enable me to work in New Product Development, an exciting and expanding area within the food industry”.

 

 

 

Stephanie Walsh, Buyer for Lidl Ireland

“The highlight of my four years was my five-month placement in Island Seafoods Ltd. Placement commences in third year and we we’re prepared for placement extremely well. During this placement I worked in Marketing, New Product Development, Accounting, IT, Quality and various other aspects of the business. This course equipped me with the skills and knowledge I needed to succeed on placement.”

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Work Placement Testimonials

Elisha O'Kelly, now working in R & D at Primo

During my 20 week Industrial Placement at Carroll Cuisine, a large meat processing plant based in Tullamore, I worked in the Quality Department, the Marketing Department and the Finance Department. Some of the key skills I learned while working in Carroll's involved developing marketing plans, quality control and how to produce financials. From working with various different people in different job roles I have become more confident, learned new software skills, developed innovation and problem solving skills and learned to work as part of an effective team. I would highly recommend Carroll's to anyone seeking industrial experience in the future.

 

 

Cliodhna Griffin, now working as a Researcher at Eolas International

The Culinary Food Group (CFG) is an innovation hub of three different companies. CFG work closely with stock, sauce and pasta companies and they develop various products from an initial brief to the end product coming off the production line. I worked alongside food technologists and project managers and a consumer insights team to produce exciting new food concepts. The experience available in the CFG is second-to-none, as you gain valuable insight into the development processes of various products. While on placement I had involvement in developing numerous new interesting products with the team, such as a range of ready-to-cook chicken, baby food, gluten free ready-meals and various different sauces.

 

 

Eimear Connolly , now Senior NPD Technologist at Valeo Foods

 I had an excellent placement experience with Walshe’s Sunshine Juice, a Juice and Fruit Salad company based in County Carlow. During the placement I gained experience in new product development, production, quality control, marketing and key-account management. During my first few months, I undertook market research in the area of Fruit Salads. From this I developed a large range of Fruit Salads that I believed would appeal to the market. I was involved with bringing these products to market through sourcing, packaging, labelling and sales pitches to retailers. I launched Walshe’s Range of Fresh Fruit Salads at an Easter Food Fair.  The icing on the cake for me was when one of the newly developed Fruit Salads was nominated for a Blas na hEireann award. I represented Sunshine Juice at the Awards Ceremony in Dingle where Walshe’s Raspberry Citrus Fruit Salad won a Bronze Award for Taste and also won the over-all prize for Innovation in Food Packaging.

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