Diploma

Diploma in Food Science

 

Programme Overview

Food Science programme integrates and applies knowledge within disciplines such as chemistry, microbiology, engineering and nutrition to preserve, process, package, and distribute food products and design new processes to improve the safety and quality of foods. Food scientists develop new foods, add value to raw food commodities and improve the quality and safety of existing food products.

This programme provides students with the scientific knowledge and skills of the food chain and forms a link for those who wish to embark on a career in the dynamic food and nutrition industries. The programme covers basic principles in the basic sciences in relation to the study of food science as well as the application of basic science such as food chemistry, food microbiology, food technology and nutrition. The nutrition subjects provide knowledge and skills to understand diseases of dietary origin.

This programme also offers hands-on practices and prepares graduates with fundamental laboratory skills and techniques in food science,
including those related to safety practices and standards, leading to the professionalism in the area of food science. Students will also be
taught the basics of business and marketing. The better understanding of entrepreneurial skills can help graduates to take up challenges in the competitive food business.

Academic Progression

Diploma graduates may be admitted into 2nd or Final Year of the relevant Bachelor Degree programmes.

Minimum Entry Requirements

** Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language (1119 Level) conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail
English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC level.

Note:
a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.
b) The entry requirement must be taken from only ONE (1) examination sitting.
c) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
d) Equivalent qualifications other than the above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
e) Information is correct at the point of printing. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.

 

Updated: 1 December 2016 (subject to change)

Programme Structure

    • Physical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Biology of the Cells
    • Human Physiology
    • Microbiology
    • Introduction to Food Science
    • Principles of Nutrition
    • Introductory Foods
    • Food Physics
    • Food Chemistry
    • Human Nutrition
    • Food Toxicology
    • Food Technology
    • Food Microbiology
    • Food Analysis
    • Food Hygiene and Sanitation
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Calculus and Algebra
    • Statistics and Operations Research
    • Information Systems and Application
    • Business Organisation and Management
    • Fundamentals of Marketing

Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:
English Language, English for Communication, Bahasa Kebangsaan
A, Pengajian Malaysia 2, Public Speaking, English for IELTS, Civic
Consciousness and Volunteerism, Co-curricular

 

Career Prospects

  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Production
  • Food & Beverages
  • Research & Development
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Food Services/Nutrition Personnel