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Food Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

12 months
545 EUR/year
545 EUR/year
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At Food Technology from Cape Peninsula University of Technology graduates will be able to conduct independent applied and fundamental research in the field of food technology, including: food product development, food production, food chemistry, food microbiology, food quality assurance, food analysis, food biotechnology and nutrition.


At Food Technology from Cape Peninsula University of Technology the research problem, including its justification, process and outcome, is reported in a dissertation, which complies with generally accepted international norms at this level.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Antioxidants
  • Maillard Reaction Products – antioxidants and flavouring food components.
  • Antioxidant phytochemicals in sorghum
  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BTech or an equivalent four-year qualification in an appropriate discipline.
  • A pass in the language which is the medium of instruction at the University (English or Afrikaans).
  • Specific pass grades: IGCSE: A, B or C; HIGCSE: 1, 2 or 3.
  • Complete and legible transcripts of academic records in respect of all degrees or other higher education qualifications, together with the final certificates, preceding qualifications leading to any post-graduate or other advanced qualification when the latter is submitted.
  • Certificates in foreign languages should be submitted with sworn translations into English by an accredited translator.
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    545 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    545 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 545 EUR per year during 12 months.

Estimated fee: 9445 ZAR

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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