School of Engineering

Minor in Food Packaging and Distribution

Hybrid
16 credits
For students entering the program at the Sophomore level
(holders of a recognized Baccalaureate or Freshman diploma - equivalent to 30 credits)

Mission

The mission of the minor in food packaging and distribution is to deliver responsible graduates who are conscious and professional in dealing successfully with challenges related to this issue and who will have a positive impact on their communities and the food industries for the betterment of the quality of human life.
This will be achieved by providing multidisciplinary teaching, learning and research activities on the importance of packaging and distribution of food commodities, the different types of packaging and their adequacy for specific types of food, food distribution techniques and conditions, the food supply chain, and food and packaging waste management.

Program Educational Objectives

Students will be able to:
1. Assess the quality and efficiency of packaging and distribution conditions used by different food industries.
2. Support food industries in improving their food quality and shelf-life by implementing sustainable alternatives to conventional food packages and distribution methods.
3. Understand how the decisions they take as consumers, workers, stakeholders, citizens and policy makers affect human welfare.

Program Outcomes

a. Knowledge in appropriate concepts, theories and emerging methodologies related to food packaging and distribution.
b. A creative method in packaging design with functional traits, in terms of bioactive and biodegradable materials.
c. Decision-making capacity in the food supply chain with theories related to goods distribution and purchasing.
d. A broad education necessary to understand the effect of food waste and packaging on human health and the result of sustainable alternatives on the economy, society and the environment.
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Tel.: (+961) 9 600 000
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