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Entrance Year 2023

Programme Code 12454-SY

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration 2 Years

Programme Intake 18 senior year places

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation 60 (minimum)
The exact number of credits required for a student to gain a senior year place will depend on the number of transferred credits granted to that student.

Programme Leaders Dr Marcus Wong
BSc, MSc, PhD


    • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only and subject to review.
    • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualifications of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims
This programme aims to provide a unique and profession-oriented educational opportunity for students and to produce well-trained food technologists and food safety officers to meet the needs of the community.
The objective is to develop students into all-round exceptional graduates whose intellectual abilities, knowledge and skills are on a par with the international standards for a Bachelor's degree in food-related fields. The programme also emphasises the enhancement of students' language abilities, social responsibilities, analytical and 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 at large, particularly to its economy, and to the assurance of food safety for the community.

This programme meets the international undergraduate degree standards of 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 competencies and broadness, the programme emphasises the professional, intellectual and all-round abilities of students. This is achieved 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 utilise the skills and knowledge that they have gained from the programme for personal career development as well as for the benefit of the community.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Food Science/Nutrition/Biology/Chemistry, or an equivalent qualification.

Selection Criteria

Applications are considered based on academic merit. Strong emphasis is placed on academic performance in the core subject areas (including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology), as well as on English proficiency. Applicants are expected to have completed around 60 transferable credits in relevant subjects in their AD/HD studies. Applicants with excellent academic credentials but an inadequate number of transferable credits may be considered for non-JUPAS Year 1 admission to the programme.


Miss Cynthia Lau

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