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Food Innovation / Nuálaíocht an Bhia

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Innovation

2022 CAO Points: 307

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

At least O4/H7 in one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry or Biology, Applied Mathematics, Home Economics or Agricultural Science.

QQI/FET Requirements:

QQI/FET Award Required

Additional Requirements

Level 5:


  • CASFX / 5M5267 Food Science
  • CASLT / 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques


C20006 / 5N2746 Biology
C20011 / 5N2747 Chemistry
D20022 Food Chemistry
C20041 / 5N0737 Microbiology
C20024 / 5N5245 Food Processing
C20140 / 5N2006 Nutrition
C20048 / 5N1460 Physics
B20029 / 5N2066 Statistics
D20127 / 5N5245 Food Preservation & Processing
D20001 / 5N0749 Anatomy & Physiology
C20033 / 5N2751 Laboratory Skills
C20049 / 5N2528 Plant Science
D20165 / 5N1794 Safety & Health at Work
C20139 / 5N1833 Mathematics
Leaving Certificate Mathematics 04/H7

Level 6: Full level 6 award in a relevant discipline

Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

Additional Requirements/Information: This course is not recommended if you have a medically diagnosed food allergy (note, not an intolerance).

English Language Requirements:

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

If any applicant has a medically diagnosed food allergy (note; not an intolerance), this course is not recommended.

This course will prepare you for a career in the food and drinks industry as a technologist capable of ensuring the production of ethical, safe and wholesome food and drinks.

You’ll study the scientific disciplines fundamental to the development of novel foods and drinks, and the business acumen (including finance and management) to be innovative.

Thanks to a period of industrial placement, you’ll develop your skills in a real-world setting and be able to apply your health & safety training.

Industry lectures, field trips, on-site training, contracts of learning through work placement and applied research projects will enhance your theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

The food and drinks processing industry will continue to require trained personnel. Our graduates have careers as entrepreneurs, managers, scientists and technologists in the food and drinks industries, research facilities, government agencies, and the retail sector and sales, etc. Their roles include quality control/assurance, new-product development, product analysis and safety, laboratory-based manufacture, sales, etc.

Study Abroad Opportunities

You may have the opportunity to complete a semester, full year, project work or work placement abroad under the Lifelong Learning Programme/Erasmus mobility schemes or their equivalent in other countries.

  • New Product Development
  • Product Technician
  • Packaging Manager
  • Ingredients Development (enzymes)
  • Product Development Scientist
  • Process Technologist
  • Technical Brewer
  • Packaging Manager
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Research and Development
  • Production Manager/Planner
  • Academia/Lecturer
  • Lab Technician
  • Principles of Systems & Cellular Biology
  • Fundamentals of Inorganic & Organic Chemistry
  • Digital Skills and Computer Applications
  • Introductory Nutrition and Microbiology
  • Applied Food Industry Communications
  • Principles of Food Processing & Preservation
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Physics
  • Business Management & Marketing
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Natural Organic Chemistry
  • Diet, Health & Disease
  • Food & Beverage Engineering
  • Food Process Technology
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Instrumentation
  • Business Finance
  • Food Microbiology
  • Quality and Hygiene Systems
  • Food Ingredients and Consumer Foods
  • Fundamental Sensory Evaluation



  • Shelf life Management & Packing
  • Food & Beverage Product Research & Development
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Occupational Safety Management for the Food Industry
  • Industrial Placement

Food Stream:

  • Food & Beverage Chemistry & Analysis
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Training & Auditing

Brewing & Distilling Stream:

  • Science of Brewing & Distilling
  • Spirits and Liqueurs
  • International Beers & Draught Dispensing Management


  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management & Sustainability
  • Food & Beverage Marketing

Choice of Two Options

  • Responsible Research Management & info access
  • Project/Dissertation

Food Stream:

  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Advanced Food Technology
  • Food Safety & Risk Analysis

Brewing & Distilling Stream:

  • Brewing Microbiology
  • Science of Brewing and Distilling
  • Beverage Regulatory Affairs

Advanced Entry applications are accepted to this course. For further information on how to make an Advanced Entry application, please visit our CAO Hub. A full list of courses open for Advanced Entry are listed on the CAO website.

"I had the best experience in the Food Innovation course, throughout my time I gained many skills from the variety of modules in food, business & science. I completed a final year project analysing flavour and aroma compounds in whiskey samples."

Caron O'Dwyer, Graduate, 2018

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD in research institutes and universities worldwide.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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