University College Cork (UCC) in association with Teagasc has developed a part-time, blended-learning Postgraduate Certificate in Dairy Technology and Innovation. This level 9 qualification is part-time and is tailored to dairy industry needs and delivered online and by block-release to suit the seasonal nature of the dairy industry. The programme runs from September - December and January-March.
Applicants will be BSc graduates with a food science, nutritional sciences or biological/life sciences background, ideally who are currently working in the dairy industry, or dairy industry personnel with UCCs Level 7 Diploma in Food Science and Technology.
All students must have access to a high-speed broadband internet connection and basic computing skills, including access to and some proficiency in Microsoft Excel. This is an intensive Level 9 programme and considerable commitment from students is expected.
Unique Aspects of the Course
Offered in collaboration with Teagasc, this qualification is the only blended-learning, dairy-focused postgraduate qualification currently available in Ireland which will educate and upskill industry personnel working in dairy processing and related dairy activities or who wish to enter this industry.