Food Science and Technology

Programmes in Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Food Science and Technology are designed to meet advanced training in all aspects of food,viz: Processing, Chemistry, Microbiology, Engineering, Quality Control etc. Thus, Food Scientists and Food Technologists are adequately groomed to:

  • Work as Production, Quality Assurance/Control Managers in Food Processing Industries.
  • Work in Food Industries as Research and Development Officers where they will be involved in new product development and perfecting methods of processing food.
  • Serves as Consultants in charge of evaluating food processing plants and recommending modifications to ensure Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Create job opportunities for the unemployed through Cottage Food processing Establishments.
  • Work with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
  • Work with the Food Department of the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Work as inspection officer in National Agency for Food, Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC), Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) etc.and other related organizations.
  • Work in the design and construction of food processing equipment.
  • Teach in reputable institutions of higher learning.

The Food Science and Technology Department has the following objectives:

  1. To produce skilled technical and managerial manpower for agro-allied industries.
  2. To produce skilled manpower required to establish, manage and direct small scale food processing and related industries using available locally sourced raw material.
  3. To produce graduates who will be involved in consultancy services in food product development, research and development, storage, processing and preservation with the aim of producing Entrepreneurs.
  4. To produce graduates with knowledge of design and fabrication of food processing equipment to assist in upgrading traditional technology.
  5. To produce globally competitive graduates who will be able to teach Food Science and Technology and allied courses in appropriate institutions of learning.

A. Candidates must have five credits in O’level or SSCE or NECO at not more than two sittings to include:

  1. Mathematics (Credit)
  2. English
  3. Chemistry (Credit)
  4. Biology/ Agricultural Science (Credit)
  5. Physics (Credit)

B. UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION (UTME) SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS :

  1. English language (Credit)
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics and any other ONE of Mathematics, Biology/Agricultural Science

C. DIRECT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Direct Entry candidates must fulfil the conditions in A (above) and have a minimum of Upper Credit at the ND Examination or equivalent from a recognized institution or G.C.E (Advanced Level) or equivalent in at least two science subjects including Biology or Agricultural Science to qualify for admission into 200 level of the programme.

  1. Food Science and Technology