The diploma in Food Science and processing Technology course involves the study of biological, chemical, biochemical, physical and engineering sciences as applied in food processing and preservation technologies. The science aspect concerns the study of properties and behaviour of food from the point of origin to the consumer while the technology aspect deals with the application of these sciences in the production/processing and preservation of safe, nutritious, appealing and affordable food products with the application of modern scientific technologies. The current employment market in Kenya is scarce and calls for graduates with, not only mastery of the specialised subjects, but also with ability to venture into private business and extend knowledge to others. In view of this, selected subjects in economics, industrial management and environmental science are included in the course.
Why Study The Programme
Upon completion of this course, the graduate will be qualified to work in food processing industries in production and managerial capacities, to teach, carry out research and extension in governmental and non-governmental institutions, to venture into entrepreneurship in the food industry and to pursue further education in food related disciplines.
Programme Duration and Fee
3 Academic Years
Programme Start Dates
January, May and September every year
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