Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

The aim of the programme is to provide a degree-level education in food science and technology, from which graduates can enter a career in the food industry or employment in other sectors of the food chain or related scientific sectors and to develop the capacity to undertake research into the science and problems relating to the production and marketing of safe and quality foods.
 

 

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1    
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FT 100    Introduction to Food Science                
FT 101    Basic Engineering Drawing and Communication                
FT 102    Food Biochemistry                
HN 102    Introduction to Human Nutrition                
FT 104    Food Microbiology I                
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics                
CIT 100    Computer Applications                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 101    Agricultural Economics and Development                
AEA 104    Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics                
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development                
RD 107    Agriculture and Rural Development                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
                
SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES                
FT 105    Principles of Food Engineering I                
FT 107    Introductory Food Biotechnology                
FT 108    Food Analysis and Instrumentation I                
FT 103    Food Physical Chemistry                
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness                
AEA 105    Principles of Accounting                
EE 104    Introduction to Agricultural Extension                
EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management                
EE 102    Extension Communication and Interpersonal Skills                
                
SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FT 201    Food Analysis and Instrumentation II                
FT 202    Food Enzymology                
FT 206    Food Microbiology II                
FT 203    Principles of Food Engineering II                
FT 204    Food Chemistry                
EE 202    Extension Methods                
MTH 201    Biometry                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 201    Production Economics                
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development                
* RD 201    Introduction to Gender and Development                               
* RD 201 is a pre-requisite course for RD 301 Gender and Development

SEMESTER 4    
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FT 205    Unit Operations in Food Processing I                
FT 207    Technology of Fruits and Vegetables                
FT 212    Food Storage & Handling                
FT 208    Technology of Meat and Fish                
FT 209    Sensory Evaluation of Foods and Product Development                
FT 210    Technology of Legumes and Oilseeds                
FT 200    Research Methodology                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
EE 210    Teaching Methods                
ENV 306    Environmental Impact Assessment                
                
SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FT 300    Research Project I                
FT 301    Applied Food Biotechnology                
FT 303    Food Quality Assurance and Legislation                
FT 304    Food Hygiene                
FT 305    Unit Operations in Food Processing II                
FT 306    Technology of Milk Products                
FT 307    Material Science for Food Technologists                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 305    Agribusiness Project Appraisal and Evaluation                
RD 301    Gender and Development                
SC 100    Communication Skills I                
CIT 300    Information and Communication Management                               

SEMETERS 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FT 308    Technology of Spices and Non-alcoholic Beverages                
FT 309    Technology of Cereals, Tubers and Sugar                
FT 302    Fermentation Technology                
FT 310    Pilot Plant Processes                
FT 311    Plant and Equipment Layout and Maintenance                
FT 312    Food Economics and Industry Management                
FT 313    Food Packaging                
FT 314    Research Project II                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 314    Electronic Commerce                
AEA 311    Business Laws and Ethics                
ENV 306    Environmental Impact Assessment                
HN 306    Nutrition Information, Education and Communication                
                

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology requires  Two principal passes (4 points) in Chemistry and Biology/ Physics/ Food and Nutrition/Home Economics/Science and Practice in Agriculture/ Mathematics/ Geography at A- level certificate OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Food Science/Home Economics or other related fields and THREE credits   or  FOUR passes  in relevant science subjects at O-level certificate. 

Tshs 1,263,000 per year.

Apply for this Programme

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at http://www.suasis.sua.ac.tz/index.php/registration

The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), 
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,
MOROGORO.

Inquiries should be sent to:
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro    

Email: admission@sua.ac.tz    
Web: www.dus.sua.ac.tz

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