About us

The Faculty of Consumer Sciences offers a diverse yet integrated menu of scientific and technical courses to enable a better understanding of factors impacting consumers’ general well-being and in achieving an improved quality of life. Graduates work as development change agents in government departments and institutions, family, civic and non-governmental organisations, international agencies to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and information for ‘smart’ and efficient consumption.

Consumer Sciences Education & Community Development

The Department of Consumer Science Education and Community Development is charged with the mandate of training high school teachers and community developers on the issues of health, nutrition, management of household resources, clothing & textiles and entrepreneurship in Swaziland.

Food Science & Nutrition

The field of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology is multidisciplinary, which opens up a myriad of job and entrepreneurial opportunities in food quality and food safety, R&D, sales, marketing, and manufacturing departments in private companies or in government and parastatal organisations or they may start up their own food processing businesses and become employers.

Textiles & Apparel Design

The Department of Textiles and Apparel Design trains students at the undergraduate level. The Department currently offers a four year Bachelor of Science in Textile Apparel and Design Management (B.Sc. TADM) program. It is primarily designed to prepare students for sustainable self-employment enabled through Entrepreneurship and Field Attachment

why choose us?

  • We provide trained human resources at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to meet the needs of the nation and beyond;
  • We promote interdisciplinary and demand-driven programmes aimed at improving the well-being of individuals, families and communities;
  • We apply science and technology in research for developing innovations to benefit the business sector and the country as a whole, and disseminate research outputs;
  • We establish linkages and collaborate with national and international academic and research institutions to advance knowledge for sustainable development;
  • We tirelessly work on improving facilities for enhanced quality assurance in the teaching and learning environment.

programmes

Bachelor of Science - Consumer Science Education

COSE uses the technical content of Consumer Science to prepare competent personnel for the education sector:: secondary and high schools, tertiary as well as vocational institutions; to inculcate a an entrepreneurial spirit within the Swazi child.

Bachelor of Science - Food Science, Nutrition & Technology

Studying Food Science, Nutrition and Technology empowers an individual to make a meaningful contribution towards the country’s economy and food security through improved food preservation and the provision of safe and nutritious foods.

Bachelor of Science - Textile, Apparel Design & Management

The B.Sc. TADM program is a dynamic training platform focusing on five technical areas: Apparel Design and Production, Creative arts, Textile Testing and Evaluation, Textile Design and Production, Fashion Business. It is primarily designed to prepare students for sustainable self-employment enabled through Entrepreneurship and Field Attachment

secure your future now.

It is not too early to start preparing for your future. Look into our different programmes’ entry requirements and prepare yourself for the next application period.

About Us

The Faculty of Consumer Sciences offers a diverse yet integrated menu of scientific and technical courses to enable a better understanding of factors impacting consumers’ general well-being and in achieving an improved quality of life. 

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