Mtech University Of Johannesburg

Programme Code: 521-1


Date Instituted:1 January 1996


Phasing-Out Date: None

1. Admission requirements

A BTech: Food Technology; or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard as determined by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. Students need to apply in August of the year before commencing their M Tech studies.

2. Selection criteria

Selection is based on approval by the Faculty’s Research Committee.

3. Curriculum

A research-based dissertation.

4. Programme structure

4.1 Nature of programme: Year programme.

4.2 Minimum duration: 1 year.

4.3 Maximum duration: 2 years.

5. Experiential Learning

Not applicable to this programme.

6. Conferment of degree

The MTech: Food Technology degree is conferred on Students who have successfully submitted a research-based dissertation. 

7. Curriculum

FTN0118 FTN0128Dissertation: Food Technology
NQF Level8​
Credits120
Term of presentationSemester 1 and semester 2
PrerequisitesB Tech or RPL
PurposeThe qualifying student will be able to conduct research under guidance in a chosen field, and contribute to knowledge production in that field.  The research problem, its justification, process and outcome is reported in a dissertation which complies with the generally accepted norms for research at this level.
   

Outcomes: On completion of this learning event, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the field/area of investigation.
  • Apply a range of research methods and techniques appropriately and correctly to investigate, modify and improve or innovate food or food processes.

Postgraduate Programmes

The Department offers graduate programs leading to a Masters and a Doctoral degrees in either Biotechnology or Food Technology. Our graduate programs provides students with a deeper and broader understanding in various fields of Biotechnology and Food Technology through research. The qualifying student will be able to conduct research under guidance in a chosen field and contribute to knowledge production in that field. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome are reported in a dissertation which complies with the generally accepted norms for research at this level.

On completion of this programme, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the field/area of investigation.
  • Apply a range of research methods and techniques appropriately and correctly to investigate, modify and improve or innovate food/biotechnology related processes.

Details on each of our postgraduate programs are as follow:

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Food Technology
  • Doctor of Technology (DTech) in Biotechnology – phased out to be replaced with Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology
  • Doctor of Technology (DTech) in Food Technology – phased out to be replaced with Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Food Technology