Malting is the process of readying barley for use in brewing. Brewing is the process by which beer is produced. Distilling is the fermentation and purification process for the production of distilled spirits, including whiskey and brandy. The malting, brewing and distilling industry in Ireland is experiencing rapid growth.
Successful malting, brewing and distilling requires the application of both scientific and engineering principles. This four-year course, which is the first undergraduate malting, brewing and distilling degree in Ireland, equips students with the necessary scientific knowledge and instrumentation competencies to work in the malting, brewing and distilling industry. Combined with modules in product development, marketing and regulatory affairs, graduates will be ideally qualified to work in these expanding industries. The course incorporates an industry work placement in Year 3 and a research project in Year 4.