istanbul escort,sirinevler escort,sirinevler escort,hacklink satış,pendik escort,alanya escort,escort alanya,eskisehir escort,wordpress themes,
Graduate Profile - Department of Food Science Technology
Home
News
Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

Tracer study was used to assess the importance of several criteria related to program outcomes. The respondents include very recent Food Technology graduates (within the past year), graduates in the past 5 years (alumni), and employers of our graduates. The employer respondents were selected from food industry professionals that have positions responsible for observation and evaluation of our graduates (human resources manager, director, production manager, marketing manager, PDQC manager, etc).  From this study, we observed that the majority of our graduates are accepted by food companies suited with skills they have obtained during their enrollment at FTP (See figure above, n=232 from the period of 2011-2014).

It was noted that the majority of graduates were confident of their acquired knowledge and skills (both technical and success skills) from our program (see table below, n=71). Our tracer study also showed that our curriculum contributed to the competences needed in their respective employment. Some identified areas needed for improvement were used as input for our future goals and development plans.

Area of Competencies

Not /Less
Confident (%)

Confident (%)

More/Very
Confident (%)

Food chemistry and analysis

7.0

77.5

15.5

Food microbiology and safety

7.0

69.0

23.9

Food processing and engineering

8.5

73.3

18.3

Biochemistry and nutrition

8.4

74.7

16.9

Applied food science

4.2

66.2

29.5

Oral and writing communication skills

8.4

60.6

31.0

Processional skills (professional integrity and ethical values), able to work independently, respects to diversity

5.6

54.9

39.5

Team working, interaction skills, organization skills, leadership

9.9

57.7

32,4

Self-confidence and work under pressure

8.4

50.7

40.8

Time management, project management, and ability to handle multiple tasks and pressure.

7.0

52.1

40.8


We also have conducted an FGD inviting representatives from food industries to hear their feedback and input for FTP. The input and feedback enabled us to review and assess the relevance of our curriculum, plans for developments to enable compliance and suitability with industry requirements, and also future directions of what is expected of our graduates. It was apparent that industries require higher leadership skills and qualities from our graduates, including communicating and inter-personal skills (part of the success skills group of competencies). This need was significant in that industries are searching not for ordinary employees, but their future leading individuals.