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Course Information and Fees

BTech: FOOD TECHNOLOGY (No new intake for 2020. (Returning students only) baccalaureus technologiae

FOOD TECHNOLOGY (No new intake for 2020. (Returning students only)

BTech: (baccalaureus technologiae)

The course produces competent technologists capable of decision-making at an intellectual level requiring mature judgement. Graduates are able to conceive, identify and optimise technical solutions for the design and production of food products.

Food Product Development
This specialisation involves the development and analysis of new food products and includes application of appropriate food legislation to labels and packaging.

Students conduct research under the guidance of research professionals. The research focus areas include:
• Antioxidants:

    o Maillard Reaction Products – antioxidants and flavouring food components.
    o Antioxidant phytochemicals in sorghum
    o Effect of indigenous garlic antioxidants on Fusarium spp.
• UV pasteurization as an alternative processing technology
• African seeds and cereals
• Propionibacterium spp.: Vitamin B12 and Folate synthesis; EPS as potential food hydrocolloids

Career Opportunities
Similar to the career opportunities for the ND Food Technology, with enhanced opportunities for promotion, as well as 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

Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
27500 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year

Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two years

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mrs C Booyse
Telephone: +27 21 9596236
Fax: -
Email: booysec@cput.ac.za

Contact: Mrs L van Wyk
Telephone: +27 21 9596818
Fax: -
Email: vanwykl@cput.ac.za

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.