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AS201
Nutrition, Food and Business Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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2 Years
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This course is designed to meet the requirements of the food industry nationally and internationally. 

Over 2 years, the Dip..Appl.Sc. in Nutrition, Food and Business Management programme seeks to develop competencies in the areas of nutrition, culinary skills, food safety, food quality, new food product development, marketing, management and entrepreneurial thinking.

In year 1 students will study a variety of modules including Management Principles, Introduction to Marketing, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Economics, Management Information Systems, Chemistry, Physics, Nutrition, Food Preparation & Culinary Skills, Micro Biology and Human Biology.

The programme aims to create graduates with the capacity to develop food products to meet the nutritional needs of the health conscious consumers with dietary restrictions, both the elderly and the young. 


 
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This programme will enhance students’ knowledge and skills within these areas of food technology, food innovation and entrepreneurship, food safety management and auditing.

The course is ideal for individuals who are considering setting up their own food business, artisan food producers or individuals seeking employment within the food industry.

Students who successfully complete this Diploma (min. H2.1) may progress to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management providing further academic development including a 20 week Industrial Placement.



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