Food Technology

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DURATION:
03 Years - Full Time
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INTRODUCTION

University College of Matara (UCM) offers Higher National Diploma in Food Technology at National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Levels 5 and 6 with the duration of 3 years. The program of study consists of Foundation course, NVQ levels 5, 6 and on the job training (OJT) of 6 months.

NVQ Level 6 Higher National Diploma in Food Technology

Foundation Course

  • Fruit and Vegetable Processor (D15S001)
  • Baker (D15S002)
  • Organizational health and safety
  • English
  • Information and communication technology

Semester I

  • Characteristics of food raw materials and Ingredients (D15C001M01)
  • Storage of food raw materials and Ingredients (D15C001M02)
  • Preparation of food raw materials and Ingredients (D15C001M03)
  • Food Processing Technology I (D15C001M04)
  • Manage Workplace Information
  • Manage Workplace Communication

Semester II

  • Resource planning for food processing I (D15C001M05)
  • Food manufacturing process control I (D15C001M06)
  • Food processing plant and machinery cleaning and sanitization (D15C001M07)
  • Management of manual packaging materials (D15C001M08)
  • Basic technologies in food packaging (D15C001M09)
  • Storage of finished products (D15C001M10)
  • Food quality management systems (D15C001M11)
  • Graphical techniques to perform simple statistical computations (D15C001M12)
  • Plan work to be performed at work place

On the Job Training (OJT) - 06 Months

On the Job Training of 6 months in Food industries, Food Research Centres, Food Technology Laboratories (Product Development, Food analysis & Food Microbiology) etc.

Semester III

  • Resource planning for food processing- II (D15C001M13)
  • Food process technology-II (D15C001M14)
  • Food manufacturing process control-II (D15C001M15)
  • Management of food quality and safety systems (D15C001M16)
  • Implementation food quality and food quality and food safety systems (D15C001M17)
  • Advanced technologies in food packaging (D15C001M18)
  • Implement food packaging (D15C001M19)
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Team work and leadership

Semester IV

  • Transport and distribution of finished goods (D15C001M20)
  • In factory final product improvement (D15C001M21)
  • In factory process line and equipment improvement (D15C001M22)
  • Product development and utilization (D15C001M23)
  • Creation & Maintenance of a Learning Culture

On the Job Training (OJT) - 03 Months

On the Job Training of 3 months in Food industries, Food Research Centres, Food Technology Laboratories (Product Development, Food analysis & Food Microbiology) etc.

Career Path

UCM offers HND in Food Technology aiming towards the B.Tec in Food Process Technology degree offered by the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) and producing middle level technical personnel and supervisory level personnel in the field of food technology.

Entry Qualifications :

G.C.E. (A/L)

Pass in Science (Bio) or Technology (BST) Stream or Agriculture.

OR

NVQ Level 4 Certificate in Baker, Cook, Fruit and Vegetable Processor

Age Limit : Below 29 Years