Food Science & Management / Eolaíocht Bia ┐ Bainistíocht

Programme Title: Higher Certificate in Science in Food Science & Management

2021 CAO Points 251

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


Eng OR Irish



 Other Grade Requirements 

At least O6/H7 in one of Physics, Chemistry, Physics & Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science or Home Economics.

Additional Requirements/Information:
TU Dublin Students must undergo Garda Vetting. They must complete the required documentation, including a full list of all previous addresses, in order for clearance checks to be made. Currently, Irish addresses are vetted by the Garda Vetting Bureau at no cost to the student.


Applications from QQI Level 5 are welcome. Further details at


Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at

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

This two-year, full-time programme will give you a scientific and technical understanding of food science and associated technologies, as well as the business skills required to respond to the current needs of the food industry.

The Irish food industry is growing strongly and thus offers rewarding job opportunities, including roles in junior management, food product development, market research and quality control.

In food science, the biological, physical and engineering sciences are applied to study the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles of food processing, and the improvement required to meet consumer demand.

This programme will educate and train you in the practical and theoretical aspects of food science, in addition to the basic sciences such as biology, chemistry, microbiology and maths.

In addition to the scientific content, you’ll study the fundamentals of business and management that are essential to bringing food products to the marketplace.

There’s a major practical project in second year, in which you’ll work in a team to apply your scientific and business management knowledge to the development of food products. Teams often develop innovative products targeting the specific nutritional needs of consumers or emerging market trends.


  • Market Researcher
  • Food Product Development
  • Junior Manager
  • Quality Control
  • Principles of Cellular Biology
  • Principles of Systems Biology
  • Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • Computer Applications and Digital Skills
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Business Management and Marketing
  • Mathematics for Scientists I
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health Management
  • Introductory nutrition
  • Principles of Food Processing and Preservation
  • Applied Food Science Communications
  • Food Science and Management Project
  • Animal Products Technology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Introduction to Food Science and Analysis
  • Fundamental Sensory Evaluation
  • Introduction to Business Finance
  • Quality and Hygiene Systems
  • Food Ingredients and Consumer food
  • Kitchen and Larder 1
  • Horticultural Products Technology
  • Food Product Regulatory Affairs

On graduation, you may continue to further study at TU Dublin or elsewhere.

TU Code



Level 6


Higher Certificate in Science


2 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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Dr. David I. O'Connor