Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Safety and Technology
Entrance Year 2024
Programme Code 15454-SY
Mode of Study Full-time
Normal Duration 2 Years
Programme Intake 28 senior year places
Fund Type Government-Funded
Credits Required for Graduation
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.
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.
- A departmental entry scholarship will be granted to students with outstanding academic achievements. 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.
Students entering the 4-year programme through senior year places are considered for credit transfers based on their academic performance in AD/HD programmes. Depending on the number of credits transferred, students must obtain the remaining study credits to fulfil the General University Requirements (GUR) and Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) for graduation.
* Students might need to complete Level 1 and Level 2 subjects in Senior Year – Year 1 depends on their final proof of entrance qualification.
^ Students will be assigned either English for Scientific Communication or Chinese Communication for Science Professionals depends on their final proof of entrance qualification.