UniversityUniversity of Otago
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
University of Otago
The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science (PGCertAppSc) allows students to begin postgraduate study with a 60 point qualification from which they can later proceed to a Postgraduate Diploma or Master's degree.
This option allows students to maintain employment while gaining qualifications.
Why study Consumer Food Science?
Consumer Food Science gives you the opportunity to work with food and people. You’ll study how people make food choices, bringing together elements from many different subjects.
You can make a contribution to the fast moving and dynamic food industry and will gain an understanding of the marketing that helps to sell a product.
Consumer Food Science encompasses many different subjects and applications, and that’s reflected in the breadth of job opportunities. Our graduates frequently find employment before they have even completed their final year at university. You could end up working for a national or international food company specialising in dairy, confectionery, brewing, fruit and vegetables, seafood or any other foodstuff.
Graduates go into research institutes, for example, Plant and Food Research, or government agencies such as the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). There are exciting career options in food quality management, food promotion, sensory analysis, teaching, marketing, consumer research and the hospitality industry.
Structure of the Programme
The programme of study
a. shall consist of approved 400- and 500-level papers, to the value of 60 points, selected from the papers specified in Science Schedule D for the Master of Applied Science subject concerned.
b. shall normally include papers from more than one subject and at least one of the approved 400-level papers that shall be amongst the first papers taken in the programme of study.
c. may, with the approval of the Head of Department or Course Director concerned, include papers worth up to 20 points from 400-and 500-level papers other than those specified in Science Schedule D.
Duration of the Programme
A candidate for the certificate shall normally follow a programme of study for one semester of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science).
Every applicant must either
English language requirements