Programme

Agro-Processing

The overall goal of the BSc. (Agro-Processing) Programme at the University of Cape Coast is to improve the role of agriculture in industrialization and economic development by training students to become professionals in agricultural produce processing. The students will be offered the knowledge and skills required for the conversion of plant and agricultural-based resources for the production of bio-based products such as food, feed, fibre, energy and chemicals. The specific objectives are to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to:

  • improve the manufacturing processes of a variety of biological and agricultural products,
  • develop new food products and packaging, 
  • ensure food safety and quality,
  • become entrepreneurs to establish and manage the agro-processing industry,
  • do scientific research and inform policies to support the agro-industrial sector.

Admission Requirements: 

i. Candidates for the programme must have passes in the following core subjects:

   English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.

ii. In addition to the above, candidates must have passes not below Grade C in elective

    subjects under options 1 or 2 below:

OPTION 1: General Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics/Elective Mathematics

OPTION 2: Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Elective Mathematics.

iii. Candidates who fail to meet above minimum requirements but who register and pass

     the Remedial Agriculture Programme organised by the University.

iv. HND holders of Agricultural Engineering (Post-Harvest Technology option) with a Second

     Class Upper Division or higher from a Polytechnic, or Diploma holders from a recognized

     University will be considered for admission and placed at Level 200 after successfully

     passing an interview.