B. Sc in Food Production and Technology Management Degree Programme


The degree provides a strong background in the principles underlying the sciences of food production and food product technology management. The courses will be flexible and demand-driven, considering the employability opportunities both locally and globally. The undergraduates will be mentored and guided into careers contributing to social, environmental, and economic development. The extracurricular activities will bring about the personality, confidence and social responsibility and social etiquette of students and they will be a new genre of students that will bear the hallmarks of quality and relevance of undergraduate education.

Year 1 and Year 2 of the degree programme are combined as Level 1, and year 3 and year 4 are named as level 2 and level 3, respectively. Level 1 course units offered in Year 1 and 2 provide knowledge in basic science and business, which will form the basis for subsequent study in food production and technology management. To achieve this, students undertake the following subjects. At the end of semester 1 of Year 1, students are attached to an organization for a period of 2 weeks to gain exposure to ‘real-world experience.’



Level 1 semester 1 Level 1 semester 2 Level 1 semester 3 Level 1 semester 4 

Chemistry I


Laboratory Course in Chemistry


Anatomy & Physiology

Aquatic Animal Biology & Aquaculture Principles


Mathematics & Computing


Introduction to Information Technology


English for Science I


Special Assignment


Concepts & Practice of Statistics


Crop Science & Agronomy


Fundamentals of Human Nutrition


Nutritional Biochemistry & Principles of animal nutrition


Marine & Brackish Water Fish Production


Social Harmony & Conflict Resolution


English for Science II



Principles of Food Science


Poultry, Meat & Egg production


Principles of Food Crop Production I


Academic English I

Farming & Environment


Food Analysis & Quality Assurance


Food Processing & Preservation


Technology Information Systems & Data Handling


Academic English II





Livestock & Avian Science Specialization


The Department of Livestock and Avian Sciences offers course units designed to cater to the demand for specialized knowledge and skills in the livestock sector.  The course is designed to cover areas in which such skills are presently not available in Sri Lanka since these are not adequately covered by degree programs in other Sri Lankan Universities.  The academic and work culture of the Department is unique so that the course units offered by the Department are attractive to students and facilitate deep learning experiences.  This has widened the horizons of students’ capabilities, greatly enhanced the attitudes, versatility and employability of the specialization in Livestock and Avian Science of the Food Production and Technology Management degree offered by the Faculty.

Level  2 Semester 1 Level  2 Semester 2 Level 3 Semester 1 Level 3 Semester 2

Animal Breeding & Selection

Animal Feed Technology

Practicum I

Principles of Animal Disease Control & Diagnostic Technology

Poultry Breeding  & Parent stock Management

Egg Science & Technology

Farm Mechanization & Engineering

Farm Planning & Economics

Forage Science & Range Management

Micro Livestock Production & Management

Pet Animal Nutrition & Feed Formulation

Goat & Sheep Production & Management

Special Topics in Animal Science

Crustacean & Mollusc Farming Systems

Principles of Food Crop Production II

Dairy & Beef Production & Management

Animal Experimentation

Practicum II

Swine Production & Management

Food Inspections & Evaluation

Waste Management & Utilization

Animal By-product Technology

Meat Science

Animal Biotechnology

Dairy Product Quality Control & Processing

Wildlife & Recreational Animal Management

Community Link (LinkCom)

Postharvest Technology of Major Food Crops

Scientific Communication

Research Project in Livestock & Avian Sciences


In-plant training

Commercial Food Preparation & Service Management

Extension Methodology

Human Resource Management

Organizational Management

Mass Communication

Entrepreneurship Development