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University of Mauritius

Moka , n/a ,Mauritius

BSc (Hons) in Food Science and Technology (Food Entrepreneurship)

The increasing growth in the global food industry can be linked to favourable economic & cultural transformation, change in lifestyles and needs of consumers, who are more willing to experiment with different cuisines, tastes and new brands. Moreover, today, there is an increase in awareness and concern for wellness and health, providing opportunities for development of new functional foods such as high protein, high antioxidant, low fat, wholegrain and organic food. To keep pace with the global trend, the local food processing sector needs innovative and entrepreneurial professionals who would be the food entrepreneurs of tomorrow. To run a successful business in this competitive food market, food entrepreneurs should have a good business plan and basic understanding about food processing, safety and hygiene, packaging, marketing, and regulatory requirements. This programme aims to produce graduates who will be innovative and have the entrepreneurial flair and abilities to contribute to a food system that can feed the world in a sustainable way. Graduates will also be qualified to work in food processing industries in production and managerial capacities, to teach and carry research and extension in governmental and non-governmental institutions and to pursue further education and research in food related disciplines. The programme offers students the opportunity to undertake a 6-month internship at the end of the third year, in organisations relevant to the field of study. The internship aims at (1) developing technical and practical skills of students in the area of food science and technology and entrepreneurship and (2) familiarizing students with skills that will enable them to contribute to the professionalization of the food sector in Mauritius.


  • Aug Deadline: June

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For Bachelors program the Cambridge Higher School certificate is necessary or equivalent.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 6600 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 5500 USD
    Application Fee: 50 USD
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