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Food Product Development

Is this course for me?
The Higher Diploma in Food Product Development is a conversion programme aimed at graduates to meet the needs of those progressing from undergraduate qualifications in science, the social sciences and humanities as well as from more applied and inter-disciplinary undergraduate programmes such as business and management.

The course is also focused to meet the career and personal development needs of professionals from the public, private, community or voluntary sectors. This programme has been designed to promote and encourage the synthesis of advanced knowledge and skills in the area of food product innovation, planning, design and development. The programme takes a broad entrepreneurial view of food product development, exploring issues and problems relevant to a wide range of situations and issues that managers and other professionals are likely to face.

The aim of this programme is to equip participants with the necessary expertise to manage, co-ordinate and develop food product development businesses and projects in Ireland and abroad and develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required for food innovation professionals who can contribute strategically to the creation of unique food products.

Key features
• A conversion programme aimed at graduates to meet the needs of those progressing from undergraduate qualifications in science, the social sciences and humanities as well as from more applied and inter-disciplinary undergraduate programmes such as business and management
• This programme has been designed to promote and encourage the synthesis of advanced knowledge and skills in the area of food product innovation, planning, design and development
• The programme takes a broad entrepreneurial view of food product development, exploring issues and problems relevant to a wide range of situations and issues that managers and other professionals are likely to face.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
• Applicants should hold a honours bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline or a bachelor degree in a related discipline.

• If you do not have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Duration

1 year full-time.

Further enquiries

Further Information
Contact
Ciarán ó hAnnracháin
Head of Department
Email: ciaran.ohannrachain@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6603

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Semester 1
• Culinary Practice for Food Product Development (M)*
• Consumer Behaviour In Food Marketing (M)
• Food Product Innovation (M)
• Quality Assurance & Food Regulatory Affairs (M)

Semester 2
• Food Products - Design & Development (M)
• Strategic Marketing Management (M)
• Work Placement (M)

(M) = Mandatory

*Additional bridging, including four hours of Professional Kitchen Operations, for participants with no food industry experience may be made available as required.

Application date

Application Deadline - 14 September.

Course fee

EU Fees: €3,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €3,000.00

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