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For my particular job role, as a yield analysis engineer, good organization and communication skills are quite important. Along with having the technical knowledge, being able to properly communicate your ideas/findings is very important. A lot of my day is spent dealing with other people in the factory and it is very important to be able to communicate efficiently with them.
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DT421
Food Innovation

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4 Years
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The Programme covers a comprehensive range of disciplines including science, technology, business and innovation in order to meet requirements of the modern food industry. T

he programme will serve to provide the expertise to our graduates to identify new products and technologies for the 21st century. An extended period of industrial placement is a feature of the Programme, which allows for application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. It also serves to strengthen links with industry, research establishments and regulatory bodies. The Programme compliments other courses in the School and will facilitate postgraduate study thereby enabling academic links with other European Institutes.


Food Innovation at DIT

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

Essential Module Requirements:

5 Distinctions from the following modules:
C20006 or 5N2746
C20011 or 5N2747
D20022
C20139 or 5N1833
C20041 or 5N0737
C20024 or 5N5245
C20140 or 5N2006
C20048 or 5N1460
B20029 or 5N2066
D20127 or 5N5245
D20001 or 5N0749
C20033 or 5N2751
C20049 or 5N2528
D20165 or 5N1794

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This programme will provide graduates with:

  • A programme of education which will allow entry into a career in the food industry as technologists capable of ensuring the production of safe and wholesome foods;
  • A thorough knowledge of the scientific disciplines fundamental to the development of novel foods and with the business acumen to be innovative;
  • A broadly based technological education which will allow entry into employment in other sectors of the food or related technical sectors;
  • An in-depth understanding of food business and the essential components of finance and management.



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