BTech: Food Technology

BTech: Food Technology 

Course Information and Fees

The course produces competent technologists capable of decision-making at an intellectual level requiring mature judgement. Graduates are able to conceive, identify and optimise technical solutions for the design and production of food products.Food Product Development
This specialisation involves the development and analysis of new food products and includes application of appropriate food legislation to labels and packaging.

Students conduct research under the guidance of research professionals. The research focus areas include:
• Antioxidants:

    • o Maillard Reaction Products – antioxidants and flavouring food components.
    • o Antioxidant phytochemicals in sorghum
    o Effect of indigenous garlic antioxidants on Fusarium spp.

• UV pasteurization as an alternative processing technology
• African seeds and cereals
• Propionibacterium spp.: Vitamin B12 and Folate synthesis; EPS as potential food hydrocolloids


Career Opportunities
Similar to the career opportunities for the ND Food Technology, with enhanced opportunities for promotion, as well as research and managerial positions.


Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year


Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two years


Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Dr Jessy Van Wyk
Telephone: +27 21 959 6176
Fax: +27 21 959 6095
Contact: Virginia Jackson
Telephone: +27 21 460 3176
Fax: +27 21 460 3217

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