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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Safety and Technology

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Entrance Year

Programme Code 15454

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration 4 Years

Fund Type Government-Funded

Credits Required for Graduation Students admitted 2021 intake cohort or before: Minimum 120 credits
Students admitted 2022 intake cohort onwards: Minimum 122 credits


Programme Leaders Dr Marcus Wong
BSc, MSc, PhD


  • The number of credits required is dependent on individual HKDSE attainment.
  • Students who admitted in 2022 & 2023 intake cohort should have completed 1.5 Years with common curriculum under Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Biotechnology, Food Safety and Chemical Technology (12459) before enrolling to the programme


Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims
We aim to foster graduates who are skilled food technologists, food innovators and vigilant food safety officers, enabling them to become leaders in the food industry and the government to promote better and safer food to benefit the community.

Our programme equips students with the scientific and engineering skills needed to understand, characterise and manipulate food for various applications. The diverse and intricate training develops students into all-round competitive graduates who lead international programmes in professional knowledge, communication skills, intellectual curiosity and social responsibility. The programme emphasises analytical and critical thinking abilities, creativity, problem-solving skills, teamwork and global outlook. 
Programme Characteristics
The programme has an industry-oriented curriculum design. Students will be challenged with an active learning environment with engaging classes by a group of caring and supportive staff, supplemented with a wealth of outside classroom activities such as industrial visits (local and international), competitive internships, industrial and career seminars, research opportunities and academic exchanges. Students will also receive hands-on training on current techniques through extensive practical sessions.

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be ready to take up careers in the food industry or enter postgraduate programmes. They will also be able to use the skills and knowledge that they gain from the programme for personal career development.


Recognition and Prospects


Professional Recognition

  • This programme is accredited to the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) by its Higher Education Review Board, the largest food professional association in the USA, and the undergraduate standard of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), the largest global food professional association.
  • Students may earn the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Intermediate Certificate and will be issued an additional ISO22000 certificate upon completion of the core subject Food Sanitation and Safety Management.
  • Graduates are automatically recognised as Hygiene Managers by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
  • Graduates with 3 years of work experience in the food industry or a relevant industry are eligible to apply for the qualification “Certified Food Scientist” from the IFT. Please visit the IFT website for more information (

Career Prospects

There is a great need for competent and knowledgeable food scientists in the food industry worldwide and in our government. Graduates can pursue careers in the fields of production management, quality assurance, food product research and development, hygiene management, food analysis and marketing in local food manufacturers and traders, chain restaurants, supermarkets, hotels and catering companies. They may also seek employment in government departments (including the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department) as Health Inspectors and Scientific Officers. Graduates who wish to explore food science further may choose to pursue postgraduate studies at local or overseas universities.


Miss Cynthia Lau

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