BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS) (FOOD SCIENCE WITH NUTRITION)

KPT/JPS (R/541/6/0026) (MQA/FA0139) 02/21
INTAKES : MARCH, AUGUST
 
Our Food Science with Nutrition degree programme offers students the opportunity to learn the science and technology of involved in food creation, processing and preservation, as well as the use of nutrition to improve human health.

Students in our Food Science with Nutrition degree programme will be equipped with scientific knowledge to develop innovative, safe and healthy food products; the ability to advice and provide nutritional information for individuals; and entrepreneurial skills to set up food related business ventures.
 
3 ½-YEAR PROGRAMME

Focus on Food Product Development
  • Exposure to core food science modules, from microbiology to food chemistry and sensory evaluation.
  • Exposure to the operations of food businesses via modules such as Food Preservation, Food & Nutrients Evaluation, and Food Safety & Quality Management.

Varied Choice of Electives
  • Comprehensive knowledge on halal food production via elective modules such as Introduction to Halal Food and Principles of Halal Food Business Management, which have been developed in collaboration with the Halal Industry Development Corporation Malaysia (HDC).
  • Exposure to business and entrepreneurship via elective modules such as Introduction to Accounting, Introduction to Management, and Introduction to Marketing.

Dynamic Internship Programme
  • Opportunity to work with industry on research projects related to product development, food processing and food safety.
  • 4-6 months industrial attachment in the areas of food manufacturing and processing, nutrition science and product development.
 
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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
 
YEAR 1
Semester 1
  • Principles of Life Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Food Science & Nutrition
  • MPU (U1) - Module 1*
  • MPU (U2)*
Semester 2
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Physical & Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Kitchen Operations I
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
Short Semester
  • MPU (U1) - Module 2*
  • MPU (U3)*
  • MPU (U4)*
YEAR 2
Semester 3
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Nutraceuticals & Functional Food
  • Food Physics
  • Elective
Semester 4
  • Nutrition in Health & Diseases
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Food Preservation
  • Food & Nutrients Evaluation
  • Food Processing
YEAR 3
Semester 5
  • Techniques in Food / Nutrition Research
  • Food Safety & Quality Management
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Research Project I / Food Product Development I
  • Elective
Semester 6
  • Seminar in Food Science & Nutrition
  • Introduction to Food Business Management
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition
  • Research Project II / Food Product Development II
YEAR 4
Semester 7 Industrial Attachment
Electives
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Herbal Food
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Halal Food
  • Introduction to Management
  • Research & Laboratory Management
  • Principles of Halal Food Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Selected Food Commodities: Chemistry & Technology
 
NOTE:
* The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU)(i.e. General Studies) which is categorised under U1, U2, U3 and U4 within the duration of their studies. U1 modules are prescribed by MOE whereas U2, U3 and U4 modules are from a list of University Core Modules (UCM) prescribed as per the Programme Guide.
 
Career Options
  • Consultancy
  • Food Analyst
  • Food Product Specialist
  • Food Technologist
  • Industry Buyer / Retail Buyer
  • Product / Process Development Scientist
  • Production Manager
  • Quality Assurance Associate
  • Quality Control Officer
  • Regulatory Affair Officer
  • Research Scientist (Food)
 
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