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    Course Information and Fees



    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


    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


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

    Postgraduate admission requirements

    Syllabus and fees

    First Year

    Compulsory subject(s):
    20850 ZAR

    Second Year

    Compulsory subject(s):
    21210 ZAR

    Third Year

    Semester 1 Only
    Compulsory subject(s):
    Semester 2 Only
    Compulsory subject(s):
    13220 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 2016 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



    This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

    Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.