Food Science and Processing Technology Diploma at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic.

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
3 years

This Food Technology course offered at Kenya Coast National Polytechnic is a 3 years Diploma program accredited by KNEC.

Food Technology

This Diploma in Food Technology focuses on Food Science and Food Processing Technology as well as an integration of the two disciplines. These are the areas of major concern to the consumer, government, Non-Governmental Organizations and the food industry.
This Food Technology Diploma program is designed to meet the increasing demand for food processing technologists who have a thorough knowledge of Food Science.

This diploma programme is aimed at producing graduates with thorough knowledge in all aspects of Food Science and Technology including food chemistry, food microbiology, food engineering, food quality assurance, food processing and preservation, food analysis, food biotechnology, food product development and marketing, food industry management, food and nutrition security, and research techniques in food science and food processing technology.

The Diploma in Food Technology programme has an emphasis on practical
training and students will carry out an elaborate special project on any
food commodity.

The goal of this course is to equip/provide appropriate in depth of knowledge and skills in subjects related to the food industry for the graduates of diploma in Food Science and processing Technology.

Course Careers

  • Food Product or Ingredient Development Scientist
  • Sensory Scientist
  • Food Microbiologist or Food Safety Expert
  • Food Process and Packaging Design Engineer

Expected Working Field

  • Hospitals
  • Food Industries
  • Non-government organizations
  • Self-employment: open a nutrition clinic
  • Research institutions
  • Academic institutions
  • Sports as a nutritionist consultant
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Non-government organizations
  • Self-employment: Open a nutrition clinic

Food Technology Entry Requirements

  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) or
  • Pass in relevant Craft Course or
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.
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