BSc Food Science UP

By | January 5, 2021

BSc Food Science UP

Programme Information

The Institute of Food Technologists defines food science as “the discipline in which the engineering, biological, and physical sciences are used to study the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles underlying food processing, and the improvement of foods for the consuming public”. BSc Food Science UP

Renewal of registration

  1. Subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on the recommendation of the head of department, and in the case of distance education where the Dean formulates the stipulations that will apply, a student may not sit for an examination for the honours degree more than twice in the same module.
  2. A student for an honours degree must complete his or her study, in the case of full-time students, within two years and, in the case of after-hours students, within three years of first registering for the degree and, in the case of distance education students, within the period stipulated by the Dean. Under special circumstances, the Dean, on the recommendation of the head of department, may give approval for a limited extension of this period.

In calculating marks, General Regulation G.12.2 applies.
Apart from the prescribed coursework, a research project is an integral part of the study.

BSc Food Science UP

Admission Requirements

A BSc in Food Science degree with a pass mark of at least 60%. A candidate with another, applicable academic background can be admitted to the programme on passing a preliminary examination and/or on completion of certain prescribed modules aimed at supplementing lacking background knowledge.

BSc Food Science UP

Natural and Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate: Liana Sturgeon +27 (0)12 420 2473 liana.sturgeon@up.ac.za
Postgraduate: Cathy Barnard +27 (0)12 420 4127  cathy.barnard@up.ac.za