BSc in Food Science and Technology (Diploma nested)
The main aim of the programme is to develop human resource capacity in food science and engineering and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country. The graduates from this programme will be the mainstay of the Bhutanâ€™s small but ever-growing food industry. The graduates of the programme are expected to contribute to the countryâ€™s food security and food self-sufficiency goals through development of a reliable food supply chain and ensuring safe food production. This programme will also cater to the needs of the secondary sector of economy. As professionals, graduates will be able to contribute to development of secondary sector and generate employment for themselves and others. The programme is, therefore, designed to produce professionals equipped with knowledge, skills and attitude for application of science and arts of food science and technology.
The main objectives of the programme are to train expertise relevant to the field of food science and technology which is currently lacking in Bhutan. It’s objectives are also to improving food production technology, understanding the role of traditional food in preserving the cultural identity of a country, enhance the knowledge and skills of food production, processing, food analysis and food technology in production of safe food, developing packagingand labeling food products professionally using the principles of food packing and labeling, and developing new food products applying the knowledge of various subjects within the programme.
The proposed 4 year BSc programme consists of 480 credits with 36 modules including field attachment and a research project in the 4th year. The mode of study will be full time. The programme has nested Diploma programme in it with the possibility of students graduating with Diploma certificate after 2 years.