CAO Code LY837
  Letterkenny Campus

Bachelor of Science (Ord)

Food Science & Nutrition

3 years  /    Level 7  /    Full-time

Is this course for me?

Our Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Nutrition is a three-year course that will provide you with a broad knowledge of food science and in particular food and nutrition.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER PROPOSED MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS HOURS PER WEEK
1 Introductory Biology Mandatory 5 5
Chemistry 1 Mandatory 5 5
Physics 1 Mandatory 5 5
Mathematical Skills for Science 1 Mandatory 5 4
Transferable Skills 1 Mandatory 5 3
Laboratory Skills and Safety Mandatory 5 3
2 Animal & Plant Biology Mandatory 5 5
Chemistry 2 Mandatory 5 5
Physics 2 Mandatory 5 5
Mathematical Skills for Science 2 Mandatory 5 4
Communications and IT Skills for Science Mandatory 5 3
Science and Society Mandatory 5 3
SEMESTER PROPOSED MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS HOURS PER WEEK
3 Food Technology 1: Unit Operations Mandatory 10 7
Data Methods for Science Mandatory 5 4
Biochemistry Mandatory 10 7
Food Instrumentation 1 Mandatory 5 4
4 Human Nutrition Mandatory 5 4
Food Chemistry Mandatory 5 4
Anatomy and Physiology Mandatory 5 3
Fundamentals of Microbiology Mandatory 10 7
Food Instrumentation 2 Mandatory 5 4
SEMESTER PROPOSED MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS HOURS PER WEEK
5 Food Technology 2: Milk & Meat Mandatory 10 6
Food Microbiology Mandatory 10 7
Research Skills Mandatory 5 3
Dietary Evaluation Mandatory 5 3
6 Food Technology 3: Cereals, Fruits & Vegetables Mandatory 10 6
Advanced Food Chemistry Mandatory 10 7
Sports Nutrition Mandatory 5 3
Quality Management Mandatory 5 4

Add-on Courses

On successful completion of this programme, learners may transfer to the following programmes at LYIT:

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)

Further Information

Contact
Dr Joanne Gallagher
Head of Department

Email: Joanne.Gallagher@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6302

School and Department
Department of Science
School of Science