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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Food innovation course added to Tralee IT menu

Caitriona Murphy

Caitriona Murphy

A new course in food innovation at Tralee IT aims to produce science graduates that will be employed by the likes of Kerry at its new facility in Naas, Co Kildare.

The Level 7 BSc in Food Science Innovation with Agribusiness course is still in the development stage but it is hoped that the course will be open for applications in 2013.


Joe Walsh, head of the school of agriculture in Tralee IT, said the new course will be in addition to its other agriculture courses such as the ever-popular Agriculture Engineering.

With around 35 places on offer and a points requirement of 235 in 2012, graduates of this course go on to secure jobs with agricultural engineering firms such as Tanco, McHale, Keenans, Cross and Dairymaster.

Tralee IT also has a new BSc in Agricultural Science, which opened to students last September.

The course includes practical learning at Teagasc's Clonkilty college, work experience in third year and the option to move on to courses in UCD on graduation.

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