Course Information and Fees



Diploma: (diploma)

Food technology is the scientific study of the large-scale production and preservation of foods as well as the development and analysis of foodstuffs in industrial food processing facilities. Food technologists are involved in the following areas of food manufacture: quality assurance, processing technology, chemistry and microbiology. In addition, they are trained to ensure that both legal and industrial food standards are monitored and maintained prior to marketing. They are also part of research teams and have to solve technical problems when raw materials are converted to preserved foods in factories. Training takes place in modern, on-campus food processing facilities and well-equipped laboratories with motivated and well-qualified staff with a wealth of industrial and teaching experience. This facilitates the training of analytically-orientated graduates for a role in the development, production and analysis of better, safer, nutritious and more satisfying food products. The course also provides the opportunity for further study – completion of an additional year (fourth year) culminates in a B Tech in Food Technology.

Career Opportunities
With population growth, new scientific and technological challenges present themselves daily in a career that can lead to rich rewards and excellent job opportunities, for both men and women. Graduates apply proven techniques and procedures to the production, analysis, development and packaging of safe, nutritious and innovative food products involving a range of technical, engineering and managerial problems and solutions. Qualified food technologists are employed in industrial food manufacturing concerns, such as bakeries, beverage manufacturers (soft drinks, beer and wine), bottling plants, canning companies, dairies, fish and meat processors. They are involved in production, quality assurance, and product development. Research opportunities exist in companies, as well as in research institutions. The ND Food Technology also encourages an entrepreneurial spirit through the integration of appropriate business skills and incentives within the mainstream programme. The technical skills acquired should enable entrepreneurially-minded individuals to identify and develop viable business opportunities.

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):
24600 ZAR

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
18290 ZAR

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
37810 ZAR

Third Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
40480 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mrs C Booyse
Telephone: +27 21 9596236
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Contact: Mrs L van Wyk
Telephone: +27 21 9596818
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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.