Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Food Safety and Technology
Entrance Year Sept 2024
Programme Code JS3910
Mode of Study Full-time
Normal Duration 4 years
Programme Intake 35 (Subject to approval)
Fund Type Government-Funded
Credits Required for Graduation At least 122 credits (depending on student’s academic attainment)
Dr Marcus Wong
BSc, MSc, PhD
- Students will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Food Safety and Technology upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.
- An additional option of Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is available. Admission to the Secondary Major is on a competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see the “Secondary Major Details” section for more information.
- A departmental entry scholarship will be granted to students with high HKDSE achievements admitted via JUPAS and Non-JUPAS. The award criteria for the scholarship are listed on the Departmental webpage. Please contact the department for the most updated information.
Aims and Characteristics
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.
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.
Studying a Secondary Major is not mandatory, but it will be beneficial for students who are keen to develop new products or technology start-ups or improve their business acumen. There are limited quotas for this Secondary Major, and selection will be made on a competitive basis.
Applications for the Secondary Major will be opened to students with a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above (i.e. average of B- or higher for all subjects taken) after Semester Two of Year One. Applicants will be interviewed. Successful applicants will be enrolled into the Secondary Major starting from Year Two. Students who successfully complete the curriculum will be awarded the BSc (Hons) in Food Safety and Technology with a Secondary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Students in the Secondary Major are required to complete 140-143 credits for graduation. Among the 36 credits required for the Secondary Major, students are required to take subjects from other departments, such as Management and Marketing, and to complete credit-bearing placements.
|General University Requirement (GUR)
* Three credits of the core subjects of the Major [i.e. Food Sanitation and Safety Management (FSN4422)] can be double counted as one of the elective subjects for the Secondary Major.