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.


January, June & November


2 years


KL Main Campus (R/541/4/0021) (06/24) (MQA/FA 1070)

Academic Progression:

Graduates may be admitted into Year 2 of:

Entry Requirements:

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Programme Outline:
  • 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 for Tertiary Studies, Academic English, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban, Public Speaking, Professional English, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Co-curricular

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

Estimated Total Fees: RM18,300 (Malaysian Student), RM34,600 (International Student)

The estimated total fees may vary by 10%. 

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Merit scholarship

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Other scholarship

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Financial Aid

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Contact Us


TELEPHONE: +603-41450123 Ext no. 3231
MOBILE PHONE: 011-1075 8544
FAX: 603-41423166
EMAIL : foas@tarc.edu.my

8.30am - 5.30pm (Monday - Friday)

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