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UNIVEN Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Venda (UNIVEN) Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology.


The Food Science and Technology (FST) programme at UNIVEN provides expertise in food processing and preservation with core modules in food chemistry, nutrition, food microbiology, post harvest technology and food engineering, food packaging, marketing, and quality assurance.

Food Science is a coherent and systematic body of knowledge and understanding of the nature and composition of food material and their behaviour under the various conditions to which they may be subjected. Food technology is the application of food science, engineering and mathematics to the processing, preservation, storage and utilisation of foods. Food science and Technology are so inextricably linked that they are usually treated as one field of study.

In the department, Food Science and Technologists are specially trained to develop professional abilities and to help in the alleviation of technical skills (especially with regard to redress) to be applied in the food industry, legislation, research and education and marketing sub-systems of the food production system. There is also opportunity to do postgraduate research in most areas of FST. Research activities are geared towards assisting farmers and small scale food processors to add value to primary agricultural products and reduce food insecurity. The programme is geared towards establishing the University as a centre of tertiary education for rural development and to respond to the rural development needs and the alleviation of poverty in Southern Africa.


To become the centre of excellence in Food Science and Technology in Southern Africa.


The Department of Food Science and Technology (FST) offers undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, as well as conduct research that are responsive to the development needs of the community and food industry. Three strategies goals anchor the core business of the department, namely: (a) teaching and learning, (b) advances the research and innovation mandate and (c) integration of community engagement in the core business.

Departmental links to Food Science associations.

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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