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Course Information and Fees



Diploma: (diploma)

The purpose of the Diploma in Consumer Science: Food and Nutrition is to deliver graduates who would be able to combine science-based food and nutrition knowledge and culinary skills in fresh convenience food production, food retail and food service with the aim of promoting consumer well-being.

Access to healthy and safe food is high on the national agenda. This has necessitated the need for qualified graduates with a sound knowledge of both food and nutrition. This course is unique in its integration of the study fields of food and nutrition and that theoretical learning is complemented by the development of culinary skills. Consumers are also becoming more aware of the relationship between lifestyle choices and health and this has led to a demand for healthy, fresh convenience food products.

Career Opportunities
A wide choice of career destinations in the fresh convenience food production industry and in food retail and food service is offered. Former students are working in test kitchens: formulating and developing recipes for food production, training employees in retail and food production companies, implementing quality control systems, advising consumers on food and nutrition products, managing the production of convenience food products, supervising food retail departments and managing food service facilities. Students also have the background to become entrepreneurs as the knowledge and skills needed to start an own business is developed by combining business subjects with food and nutrition knowledge and culinary skills.

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

First Year ECP

Compulsory subject(s):
19720 ZAR

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
20720 ZAR

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
22180 ZAR

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
16130 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

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

Contact: Nokululeko Nokhepheyi (Faculty Office)
Telephone: +27 21 460 3218
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.