Bachelor in Food Science and Human Nutrition
Food scientists and nutritionists fuel the minds that feed the world while maintaining a healthy life style. They study the physical, microbiological, and chemical makeup of food and use their findings to develop the nutritious, delicious, and innovative foods products that line supermarket shelves everywhere. Moreover, they learn the effect of different processing and preservation practices applied for food on the human systems to ensure that safe, high quality, and healthy products reach the market.
In this program, the students are awarded a diploma or bachelor's degree in food science and human nutrition. They study food safety, biochemistry, microbiology, engineering, and sensory science including the manufacture, preservation, quality assurance, and safe development of food products besides learning clinical nutrition, management of food systems and food services, medical nutrition and dietetic counseling techniques. They develop a greater understanding of the fate of raw agricultural produce, and how such materials are processed and formulated into food products before being presented to the consumer.
To provide qualified Omani manpower capable of working in government and private institutions related to production and food security, quality and safety of food, and nutrition of applied and therapeutic human needs to meet the qualified human needs that serve the Oman vision 2040 in the field of food security and human nutrition.
The aims of this program are to develop human resources to meet challenges in processing food for value addition and to ensure food security in Oman by:
a) providing students with an academic foundation in the liberal arts and sciences that will produce competent professionals in the food and nutrition fields
b) Preparing students to assume leadership roles as successful professionals who engage in life-long learning
The curriculum is designed to ensure that students of food science and human nutrition acquire the following capabilities:
Degree Designation on student’s transcript:
Following graduation, students will receive a Bachelor of food science and human nutrition.
Study Mode: Full-time
Language of instruction: English
Program length: Bachelor 123 credit hours
Degree Length: Bachelor 4 years
Accreditation, Affiliation with other universities or supervision of MoHE
This Program has been designed with reference to:
Finally, the program has been approved by Ministry of Higher Education.
This program contains courses with lectures, literature-based research, case studies, problem solving in classrooms, practical classes in the laboratory, live projects as well as an internship in a food-related industry.
Assessment will be formative as well as summative using different forms, including examinations (written, oral or practical). To incorporate continuous assessment, students will have assignments, quizzes, and two mid semester exams. The style of assessment will be linked to clearly defined goals and anticipated learning outcomes of each course in the program. It will be managed to promote deep rather than surface learning. Assessments based on real-life problems, with employer involvement and with effective feedback, are valuable and will be included wherever possible
The distinguishing features of an A’Sharqiyah University graduate contained in its declared graduate attributes are:
The number of jobs in the field of food science and nutrition is increasing steadily due to economic and social factors and the increase in the population as well as the increase in chronic diseases associated with the safety and quality of food.
Graduates of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition can work in: