Joint Diploma of Technology/Bachelor of Technology - Food Technology
Protect and expand the world's food production industry.
Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution and use of safe, nutritious and wholesome food. Develop new food products, technologies and processes. Protect the food supply with your knowledge of food security, recalls and traceability. Respond to the global food crisis with your unbeatable hands-on experience and knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, engineering and business. Our graduates now occupy some of the most senior positions in Canada's food industry - you can join them.
This four-year program consists of eight semesters, a technical session and two work term placements.
First year: Two academic terms
Second year: Two academic terms followed by a work term
Third year: Two academic terms followed by technical session and a second work term
Fourth year: Two academic terms
What You'll Need
You must meet the Marine Institute's Application and Admission Regulations either immediately upon graduation from high school, following a period of employment subsequent to graduation, or by transfer from another post-secondary institution. Application and admission to Memorial University for relevant courses will also be required at the beginning of the first technical session. In order to receive any one of the credentials, requirements for both the diploma and the degree must be successfully completed.
I manage the Quality Programs on board 6 factory freezer trawlers to ensure Clearwater produces a pristine, top quality product. I do periodic sea time every year on our vessels to ensure the programs are being followed and implemented correctly. It is also great to get out there and work closely with the crews.
This job requires extensive travel, both local and international, to attend vessel landings and to visit other processing facilities. I also work very closely with the other Quality Assurance Managers within Clearwater to ensure all products that are produced meet Clearwater specifications.
The Marine Institute provided me with the skills and knowledge I needed to apply myself to my career. The hands on training approach provided an excellent learning environment! I highly recommend all the programs offered at the Marine Institute.
Emily Broderick, Fleet Food Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Clearwater Seafoods Fleet Operations
Diploma of Technology in Food Technology, 2005, Post Graduate Certificate in Quality Management, 2011, candidate for Bachelor of Technology
St. Brendan’s, NL
The Food Technology program was instrumental in furthering my career and allowing me to achieve the level of management I am at today. The program is a solid foundation for any discipline a graduate may choose to pursue and I have been recommending the program to summer students that have worked for me for years. I can say with confidence that if it was not for the education I received at MI, I would not be where I am today.
Trevor Brooks, Plant Manager – Fluid Milk Operation, Scotsburn Dairy Group
Diploma of Technology in Food Technology, 2004