Bachelor Degree

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Food Science

Programme Overview:

This programme applies the pure science subjects, such as chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, biology and microbiology to the study of the nature, properties and composition of foods. It also covers the changes which they undergo during storage and processing including transformation into safe and quality food products for consumers. Graduates will be given exposures to areas in functional foods leading to healthy and vibrant lifestyle. In addition, this programme prepares graduates with advanced laboratory skills and current techniques in food science including those related to safety practices and standards, leading to the professionalism in the area of food science.

Graduates of this programme, therefore, will have developed a range of skills which will enable them to occupy production and managerial positions in food and food-related industries, consulting laboratories, government organisations and regulatory bodies. This programme also aims to prepare technically competent graduates to venture into entrepreneurship and new product developments in food industry.


Jan, May & October


3 years


KL Main Campus (R/541/6/0019) (10/23) (MQA/FA 3923) 

Entry Requirements:

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Programme Outline:
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Food Chemistry I
  • Food Chemistry II
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology I
  • Food Microbiology II
  • Unit Operations in Food Processing
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Food Quality Assurance and Food Safety
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Fermentation
  • Human Nutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Biology and Biochemistry
  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry I (Physical + Analytical Chemistry)
  • General Chemistry II (Organic + Inorganic Chemistry)
  • Instrumental Methods of Food Analysis
  • Calculus and Algebra
  • Statistical Methods for Scientific Analysis
  • Project
  • Industrial Training
Elective I (Choose 1):
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Sport Nutrition I
  • Applied Statistics
  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Nutrition
Elective II (Choose 1):
  • Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Food Toxicology
  • Nutritional Immunology
  • Sport Nutrition II
Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

English Language, Tamadun Islam dan Asia, English for Communication, Hubungan Etnik, English for the Profession, Entrepreneurship, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Contemporary Malaysian Issues, Co-curricular

Career Prospects:
  • Food Technologists
  • Food Chemists
  • Quality Control/Assurance Executives
  • Food Product Development Specialists
  • Food Product Advisors/ Specialists
  • Nutrition Executives
  • Food Microbiologists
  • Food Researchers
  • Food Services Executives
  • Industrial/Retail Buyers
  • Marketing & Sales Executives
Fees & Financial Aids:

Estimated Total Fees: RM35,100 (Malaysian Student), RM56,300 (International Student)

The estimated total fees may vary by 10%. 

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 Financial Aid

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MOBILE PHONE: 011-1075 8544
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