Course Information and Fees

ND: CONSUMER SCIENCE: FOOD AND NUTRITION national diploma

CONSUMER SCIENCE: FOOD AND NUTRITION

ND: (national diploma)

Consumers are becoming more aware of the relationship between lifestyle choices and health. The food industry, comprising the manufacturing and retail sectors, are both addressing consumer concerns regarding the need for good quality, healthy and safe food. Access to healthy and safe food is also high on the national agenda, leading to a need for qualified graduates with a sound knowledge of food and nutrition.

The Consumer Science: Food and Nutrition programme is unique in its integration of the study fields of food and nutrition and this is linked to an understanding of the consumer. Academic learning is complemented by the development of culinary skills. Knowledge of food science and nutritional principles is used in the development and production of food products with the emphasis on short life convenience foods.


Career Opportunities
This programme offers a wide range of career destinations in the food and retail industries for students who are interested in working with food and people.

Former students are working in test kitchens: formulating and developing recipes for industrial food production; training employees in retail and food manufacturing, implementing quality control systems, advising consumers on food and nutrition products, managing the preparation and production of convenience food products, supervising food retail departments and managing food service facilities.

Students also have the background to become entrepreneurs as these skills are developed by combining business subjects with food and nutrition knowledge and culinary skills.


Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year



Compulsory subject(s):
19000 ZAR

Second Year



Compulsory subject(s):
19330 ZAR

Third Year



Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
12080 ZAR
During the three years of study students are required to pass the wine course offered by the Cape Wine Academy and a First Aid Course.

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years including four months work integrated learning.

Course is offered on Cape Town Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 460 3176
Fax: +27 21 460 3217
Email: jacksonv@cput.ac.za

Contact: Ms L du Toit
Telephone: +27 21 460 3431
Fax: +27 21 460 3217
Email: dutoitl@cput.ac.za

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2014 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.

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