Food Science and Technology – Programme

  • SCOPE OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

The following programmes are offered in Food Science & Technology.

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Food Science & Technology.
  • Professional Master’s Degree (MST) in Food Science & Technology.
  • Academic Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Food Science & Technology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in Food Science & Technology.
  • POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (PGD) IN FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

 3.1.      Philosophy

The philosophy of the postgraduate diploma programme in Food Science and Technology is to provide postgraduate training in the discipline for Higher National Diploma (HND) graduates of Food Science and Technology, Agriculture, and other Science and /or Technology related professionals wishing to convert to Food Science and Technology; and recent holders of the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in agriculture and other science and /or technology related disciplines who otherwise would not qualify for admission into the Master’s Degree Programme in Food Science and Technology.

3.2.      AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The Postgraduate Programme in Food Science & Technology is designed for:

  • Producing persons with advanced professional knowledge and skills in the discipline;
  • Exposing non-food professionals in agriculture and other science and /or technology   related disciplines to knowledge, skills and practice in Food science and technology;
  • Providing training in specific aspects and areas of the discipline; and
  • Promoting the knowledge base of recent holders of the Bachelor’s (B.Sc.) Degree in agriculture and other science and /or technology related disciplines who otherwise would not qualify for admission into the Master’s Degree programme in Food Science and Technology.

DURATION OF THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

(a)        The full-time programme shall run for a minimum duration of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters.

(b)        The part-time programme shall run for a minimum duration of four (4) semesters and maximum of six (6) semesters

(c)        A candidate who fails to complete the degree at the maximum time allowed can apply to the School of Postgraduate Studies through the department, for an extension of time.