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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$543 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture
Campus:Morogoro Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The aim of the programme is to provide a degree-level education in food science and technology, from which graduates can enter a career in the food industry or employment in other sectors of the food chain or related scientific sectors and to develop the capacity to undertake research into the science and problems relating to the production and marketing of safe and quality foods.

Expected Learning Outcomes:
– The program prepare professionals with the skill and know-how that will enable them to work independently and rapidly enter the food and beverage production and distribution sectors as well as other related sectors, in all areas from production to consumption.
– Also the program aims at preparing professionals to perform technical tasks in the field of management and control of production preservation and distribution of food stuffs and beverages.
– The graduate can enter a career in the food industry or employment in other sectors of the food chain, or employment in other sectors of the food chain, or related scientific sectors.

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1 
CORE COURSES
FT 100    Introduction to Food Science
FT 101    Basic Engineering Drawing and Communication
FT 102    Food Biochemistry
HN 102    Introduction to Human Nutrition
FT 104    Food Microbiology I
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics
CIT 100    Computer Applications

ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 101    Agricultural Economics and Development
AEA 104    Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development
RD 107    Agriculture and Rural Development
*SC 100    Communication Skills I

SEMESTER 2
CORE COURSES
FT 105    Principles of Food Engineering I
FT 107    Introductory Food Biotechnology
FT 108    Food Analysis and Instrumentation I
FT 103    Food Physical Chemistry
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics
SC 101    Communication Skills II

ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 102    Introduction to Agribusiness
AEA 105    Principles of Accounting
EE 104    Introduction to Agricultural Extension
EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management
EE 102    Extension Communication and Interpersonal Skills

SEMESTER 3
CORE COURSES
FT 201    Food Analysis and Instrumentation II
FT 202    Food Enzymology
FT 206    Food Microbiology II
FT 203    Principles of Food Engineering II
FT 204    Food Chemistry
EE 202    Extension Methods
MTH 201    Biometry

ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 201    Production Economics
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development
* RD 201    Introduction to Gender and Development
* RD 201 is a pre-requisite course for RD 301 Gender and Development

SEMESTER 4 
CORE COURSES
FT 205    Unit Operations in Food Processing I
FT 207    Technology of Fruits and Vegetables
FT 212    Food Storage & Handling
FT 208    Technology of Meat and Fish
FT 209    Sensory Evaluation of Foods and Product Development
FT 210    Technology of Legumes and Oilseeds
FT 200    Research Methodology

ELECTIVE COURSES
EE 210    Teaching Methods
ENV 306    Environmental Impact Assessment

SEMESTER 5
CORE COURSES
FT 300    Research Project I
FT 301    Applied Food Biotechnology
FT 303    Food Quality Assurance and Legislation
FT 304    Food Hygiene
FT 305    Unit Operations in Food Processing II
FT 306    Technology of Milk Products
FT 307    Material Science for Food Technologists

ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 305    Agribusiness Project Appraisal and Evaluation
RD 301    Gender and Development
SC 100    Communication Skills I
CIT 300    Information and Communication Management

SEMETERS 6
CORE COURSES
FT 308    Technology of Spices and Non-alcoholic Beverages
FT 309    Technology of Cereals, Tubers and Sugar
FT 302    Fermentation Technology
FT 310    Pilot Plant Processes
FT 311    Plant and Equipment Layout and Maintenance
FT 312    Food Economics and Industry Management
FT 313    Food Packaging
FT 314    Research Project II

ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 314    Electronic Commerce
AEA 311    Business Laws and Ethics
ENV 306    Environmental Impact Assessment
HN 306    Nutrition Information, Education and Communication

Admission Requirements

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology requires  Two principal passes (4 points) in Chemistry and Biology/ Physics/ Food and Nutrition/Home Economics/Science and Practice in Agriculture/ Mathematics/ Geography OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Food Science/Home Economics or other related fields and O-level certificate or its equivalent with THREE credits or FOUR passes in relevant science subjects

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $30

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at http://www.suasis.sua.ac.tz/index.php/registration

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology include:
– Food Scientist and Technologist. Food scientists and technologists use a variety of methods to study the content of food.
– Food Science Technician
– Extension Agents and Specialists
– Consumer Safety Officer
– Food Inspector
– Food Policy Analyst
– Sales Representative
– Federal Government

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $543
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,087

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,263,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 7,174,950 TZS

International Students pay more than the local students. Their fees are displayed in US Dollars (3,100 USD)

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Kissa Kulwa
Head, Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries