Programmes in Food Technology Department 

    Introduction
    Staff of Food Tech

     

    The department currently has the following programs:

     

    PhD in Food Technology  

      

    3years

    Master in Food Technology 2 years
    Bachelor of Food Processing Technology 4 years
    Diploma in Food Processing Technology 2 years
    Certificate in Food Processing Technology 1 year                                                   

    Upcoming Programmes:

     

    Master in Public Health Nutrition

     

    2 years

    Post Graduate Diploma in Beverage Technology 1 year               

    Short courses

     

    Certificate in Food Inspection and Safety 

     

    1 week

    Certificate in Juice processing 2 weeks
    Certificate in Wine processing  1 month
                                                                                                                

    Research areas

    1. Fatty acids characterization and determination of antioxidant vitamins in fish oils from tropical freshwaters.
    2. Pesticide particularly, chlorinated and chlorophosphorus residues, in fish oils from tropical freshwaters
    3. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin sources in Uganda for nutraceuticals; Exploring insects, plants and animal sources
    4. Enzymatic processing of banana wine and juice
    5. Pilot packaging of fresh vacuum sealed matooke (FREVASEMA) from Uganda for exports to overseas markets
    6. Characterization of lactic acid bacteria and listeria species in traditionally fermented milks produced in Uganda
    7. Developing an emergency food ration from locally available foods in response to disaster preparedness.
    8. Assessment of microbiological and nutritional quality, and shelf life of unpasteurized juices.
    9. Rum production from fermented molasses

    Research Performance 2007-2012 for Food Processing Department

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