Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme aims to provide a unique and profession-oriented educational opportunity for HKDSE graduates and to produce well-trained food technologists and food safety officers to meet the needs of and benefit the community.

The objective is to develop students into all-round preferred graduates whose intellectual abilities, professional knowledge and skills are on a par with the international standards for a Bachelor's degree in food-related subjects. The programme also emphasizes the enhancement of students' language abilities, social responsibilities, analytical power, critical thinking abilities, creativity, problem-solving skills, teamwork and global outlook. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the well-being of Hong Kong society, particularly to its economy, and to the assurance of food safety for the community.


Programme Characteristics

This programme is designed to meet the international undergraduate degree standards (both the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)). It is an applied and practical programme. Balancing the development of core competency and broadness, the programme emphasises the professional, intellectual and all-round abilities of students. It achieves this through a specially designed curriculum, modern learning/teaching methodologies, multiple assessment tools, workplace learning experience, a caring and supportive learning environment and extra-curricular activities. Moreover, our department has very experienced academic staff and modern equipment and instruments.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students should be ready to take up careers in the food industry or enter into postgraduate programmes. They can also utilize the skills and knowledge that they gain from the programme for personal career development as well as for the benefit of the community.

Entrance Requirement

Applicants must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. They have to attain

  • Level 3 in English Language, Chinese Language and two elective subjects and
  • Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies.

M1/M2 is considered as a single elective subject
There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred elective subjects for the programme include:

  • All single and combined Science subjects

Satisfactory performance in any of the preferred subjects will have a positive influence on admission selection. However, applicants who have not taken any of the preferred subjects will still be considered for admission but they may need to take relevant underpinning subjects after admission to PolyU to gain necessary foundation knowledge. More at study@PolyU

An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Food Science/ Nutrition/ Biology/ Chemistry discipline, or an equivalent qualification. More at study@PolyU
Definitive Programme Documents


Subject Description Forms

For further programme information, please contact:
Eva Ng