Programme Aims & Characteristics

To provide a unique and professional oriented training on global food safety management and risk analysis for science / technology graduates who want to develop their expertise in the area of food safety.
To provide students with advanced knowledge in the major and newly emerging hazards affecting food safety from a global perspective.

Programme Highlights

Graduates are qualified to obtain official certificates on Risk Analysis Core Package issued by Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) and PolyU. JIFSAN is a Center of Excellence jointly formed by United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and The University of Maryland (UMD).
Graduates are also qualified for a certificate on ISO22000 issued by an accredited Certification Body.
The programme will be jointly taught by academics, experts and experienced practitioners in the field of food safety from all over the world.

Career Prospects

Excellent job prospects particularly in food, health and agricultural industries, related government agencies and research institutes in Hong Kong. Mainland China and the region are avaliable to graduates. 

Self-financed Tuition Fee

HK$159,000 per programme

Entrance Requirement

Bachelor's degree with an Honours in food safety, food science, food technology, public health or food industry management or other relevant science disciplines. 

English Language Requirement

For applicants who are not native English speakers or whose first degree qualifications are not obtained through English medium, they are required to obtain one of the following:
  • A TOEFL score of 550 or above for the paper-based test, OR a score of 80 or above for the Internet-based test; OR
  • An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The aforementioned qualifications are by no means exhaustive, The Department has the full discretion to accept other English qualifications as deemed equivalent to admitting applicants to our programme.
For the application procedures, please visit PolyU Academic Registry website:
Subject Code Subject Title Credits
Semester 1
ABCT5011 Food Safety Risk Analysis 6
ABCT5014 International Food Standards, Laws and Regulations 3
ABCT5015 Foodborne Chemical and Microbial Hazards: Case Studies 3
Total 12
Semester 2
ABCT5012 Global Food Safety Management 6
ABCT5013 Food Safety in Action 3
ABCT5016 Global Food Security 3
ABCT5017 Capstone Project 3
Total 18

Programme Requirement Document

Subject Description Forms

For further programme information, please contact:
Kay Lo