Course Information and Fees

BTech: CONSUMER SCIENCE: FOOD AND NUTRITION (No new intake for 2022. (Returning students only) baccalaureus technologiae

CONSUMER SCIENCE: FOOD AND NUTRITION (No new intake for 2022. (Returning students only)

BTech: (baccalaureus technologiae)

On completion of this qualification graduates will be able to develop food products based on knowledge of food science principles, food product development theory and practice and sound nutritional concepts. The aim is to enhance the quality of life of the consumer. Graduates will also be able to work as part of a food and nutrition research team applying the principles of research methodology in a food or food-related field.

Career Opportunities
Former students are employed as food product developers, product/technical representatives, food promotion consultants and in food research and development. Further career prospects are similar to those of the National Diploma but with better opportunities for advancement in research and managerial positions.

Admission requirements


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

Postgraduate admission requirements


    Students conduct research projects under the guidance of qualified academic staff and researchers. The research focus areas include:
  • Consumer food purchasing practices
  • Consumer awareness, knowledge, understanding and acceptance of bioactive food ingredients
  • Development of food products to combat life style diseases, including food products with functional properties
  • Compilation of a non-nutrient antioxidant food composition database

Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

640 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mrs N Nokhepheyi (Faculty Office)
Telephone: +27 21 460 3218
Fax: -

Contact: Ms N Mfayana
Telephone: +27 21 460 3186
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 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.