Diploma in Food Science

For Whom

  • This Programme will be of interest to Those who would like to gain basic theoretical knowledge and practical training in the field of Food Science and applications in the Food Industry.
    Those who are employed in the Food Industry and seek an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Courses –

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry and Biology for Food Science
  • Basic Mathematics and Statistics for Food Science
  • Introduction to Food Science and Constituents of Food
  • Food Microbiology and Food spoilage
  • Food Preservation and Processing
  • Quality Assurance in Food Industry
  • Laboratory sessions in Food Science
  • Novel applications in Food Industry

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Diploma in Food Science
Conducted by :
Department of Chemistry,  Faculty of Natural Sciences
Programme Duration :
One year
Medium :






  • Passed G.C.E (A/L) in Science stream with Chemistry as a subject or Technology stream with Bio systems technology, or
  • Passed in three (03) subjects including Chemistry (equivalent to 60 credits) at Foundation Level courses offered by the Open University Sri Lanka, or
  • Successfully completed a NVQ level 5 qualification and a minimum of three years experience in Food / Food related Industry, or


  • An equivalent or a higher qualification acceptable to the Senate of The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Online Applications :
  20th November 2022
Closing Date for Applications :
  20th December 2022
Programme commencing date :
  21st January 2023



Application Fee: Rs. 500/-

All activities relevant to this Diploma programme  will be held during weekends. Activities such as day schools, lectures etc, will be conducted online except for Laboratory sessions

This Diploma programme is conducted by the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences. for further details.

Prof. R. Senthilnithy, Head Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, P.O. Box 21, Nawala, Nugegoda.  hdchem@ou.ac.lk 

Ms  M. N. K. de Zoysa, Programme Coordinator/ Diploma in Food Science, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka  mnzoy@ou.ac.lk

Contact :
011 288 1371 , 011 288 1000 Ext 450, 070 699 3134


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