In a world with an ever growing population and increasing starvation, the provision of good quality food products is becoming more and more important. South Africa’s food industry is a dynamic industry that offers excellent opportunities to qualify as food scientists.

What is Food Science? It is the application of science and engineering to the processing and preservation of food.

What does a food scientist do? The field in which food scientists work, ranges from the food producers who supply the basic product, to the ultimate product delivered to the consumer.

Food Scientists can work as:

  • Managers
  • Research and development personnel
  • Production specialists
  • Quality control officers
  • Teachers
  • Lecturers
  • Researchers
  • Managers in their own businesses
They can also become involved in:
  • Food manufacturing
  • Food products and process development
  • Product evaluation and quality control
  • Food packaging, marketing, and distribution
  • Training



Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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