Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology (Dublin - September 2019)

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences (IPL007_DU)
Key Programme Details

Higher Diploma

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Mixed, Distance


Part Time

ECTS Credits


General Information

Innopharma Admissions Team




01 4853346


Innopharma Education,
Dublin 18


Admissions Team

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About this Course

With the continued growth of the Food and Beverage Industry in Ireland, this course is suitable for those who wish to upskill to build a career in the Food and Beverage. Our Level 8 Higher Diploma in Food Science and Technology will give you all that you need to succeed.

Our courses are delivered by lecturers with real, relevant industry experience. Many holds or have held high-level roles in multinational companies both in Ireland and globally. They'll provide you with a deeper understanding of your subject in practical terms as well as developing your skills in areas such as communication, management and leadership.

This Level 8 course combines a blend of food science and manufacturing modules giving graduates an in-depth knowledge of Food Microbiology, Food Processing Operations, Food Hygiene and Contamination Control, HACCP, Food Quality Systems and Regulatory Control, Food Product Innovation and Development, Food Formulations and Lean Six Sigma, Accredited by Technological University Dublin- Tallaght Campus, this course is delivered by experienced lecturers from academia and industry.

This 3-semester course involves online lectures two evenings per week and two Saturdays a month which involves tutorials and equipment touch time in a simulated manufacturing environment.

This course is developed in collaboration with our partners at Technological University Dublin - Tallaght Campus and is supported as part of the Springboard initiative.

Modules include:

- Food Processing Operations
- Lean Six Sigma
- Food Formulations
- HACCP, Allergens & Contamination Controls
- Food Product Innovation and Development
- Industrial Statistics
- Process Control and PAT
- Food Quality Systems and Regulatory Control
- Preparation for Work

Entry Requirements

This programme is suitable for job seekers/homemakers or those who are currently working who wish to develop their career within the Food Sector. Applicants must possess a minimum level 7 qualification in a science, engineering, culinary, food or related discipline. Ideally, candidates will possess relevant experience in manufacturing, quality, laboratory, supply chain, maintenance or engineering, in one or more of the following industries: electronics, construction, chemical, semiconductor, agriculture, finance, or food & beverage.

Candidates who have relevant experience but who do not meet the academic requirements will be considered under the Innopharma's APEL policies.

Career Opportunities

With the continued growth of the Food Industry in Ireland, this course is suitable for those who wish to upskill to gain roles such as

Quality Roles - QC Manager, Quality Supervisor, Lab Technician,
Food Research and Development – Research Scientists and Technician, Food product Developer, Sensory Evaluation, Natural Product Researcher Technology – Tech Development Manager, Technical Sales, New technology Introduction
Regulatory Affairs Roles - Compliance Manager, Documentation Supervisor
Engineering/Manufacturing – Project engineering, automation, maintenance, production operations, process technicians.
Supply Chain Roles – Warehouse Manager, Warehouse Supervisor, Stock Control, Planning

Academic Progression
On successful completion of this Level 8 Higher Diploma Program in Food Science & Technology, students can progress to a QQI Level 9 MSc in Food Business Management & Technology

Timetable Info

Blended delivery with lectures two evenings per week online and two Saturdays per month in class.

Delivery Location

Innopharma Education,
Three Rock Road,
Dublin 18

Application Procedures

Applications can be made directly on the Springboard website by submitting an application for the course of your choice.

If you wish to find out more about this programme please contact us

email: admissions@innopharmalabs.com.

Tel: +353-1-4853346