Who We Are
The Department of Food Science and Technology primarily train students to work in food-related industries, but more importantly, equip students to start up food businesses.
We provide commercial services for nutrient and microbial analyses, sensory evaluation and functional analysis on foods.
Phone: +233(0) 50-711-3355
Our Research Focus
- Product development including the use of biofortified crops (e.g., orange-fleshed sweetpotato, purple-fleshed sweetpotato, high iron and zinc beans, orange maize, etc)
- Processing of dairy and its products (yoghurt, soymilk, waaghasi, etc)
- Postharvest handling of agro produce: cereals, legumes, roots and tuber, fruits and vegetables
- Indigenous agro produce entrepreneurship to increase income (pito, zinkom, foroforo, etc)
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Faculty of Agriculture,
University for Development Studies
P. O. Box TL 1882
The degree programmes are designed to equip our graduates:
- to work in the food processing and related industries;
- with the techniques to develop food products that are healthier, safe, and convenient foods;
- with the technical know-how on postharvest handling of perishable agro produce;
- to start small-scale food industries; and
- to assist the development of indigenous agro produce entrepreneurship during the third trimester field practical programme
To become a lead centre for healthier foods in Ghana and Africa by making lecturing and research demand-driven.
Passes (A1 – C6 in WASSCE or A – D in SSCE) in three Elective subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology; and three core subjects (English, Mathematics and Integrated Science). Diploma graduates in applied sciences with passes in core sciences (Physics, Chemistry & Biology) or related subjects can apply. Higher National Diploma (HND) graduates with at least 2nd Class Upper Division in Food Technology/Science related field (excluding Home Economics) would be admitted from second year.
BSc (Hons) Programme Duration
The duration is four academic years. During the first academic year, students will be required to take the Faculty of Agriculture accredited courses. Candidates in good standing will start the Food Processing Technology courses from second year.
- Start own business in agro processing
- Work in any commercial food industry
- Technicians/Technologist in Research Institutions, Ghana Standards Board, Food and Drugs Board and Customs Excise and Preventive Service
- Field officers with NGO
- Research officers with Universities
- GES (Applied Sciences Teachers
Students are encouraged to pursue postgraduate programmes to become independent researchers, innovators or employ at higher grade in the food industry
The Department currently has one out three undergraduate programmes accredited by the National Accreditation Board:
BSc (Hons) Food Processing Technology.
The other two programmes in preparation, and likely to start in 2019/2020 academic year are the following:
- Food Quality, Safety and Law
- Food Microbiology & Brewing Science
Third year students of Food Processing Technology on industrial attachment as part of the third trimester field practical programme
Staff of the Department
- Dr. Francis Kweku Amagloh (Senior Lecturer)
- Ing. Linda Dari (Lecturer)
- Solomon Chipkah (Lecturer)