Food Technology provides students with a broad knowledge of food properties, processing, preparation, nutritional considerations and consumption patterns. It addresses the importance of hygiene, safe working practices and legislation in relation to the production of food.

Students develop food-specific skills, which can be applied in a range of contexts enabling students to produce quality food products. Food technology also provides students with contexts through which to explore the richness, pleasure and variety food adds to life.

What students learn

Students learn about food in a variety of settings, enabling them to evaluate the relationships between food, technology, nutritional status and the quality of life.

The major emphasis of the Food Technology course is on students exploring food-related issues through a range of practical experiences, allowing them to make informed and appropriate choices with regard to food. Students develop the ability and confidence to design, produce and evaluate solutions to situations involving food.