Faculty of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Food Science and Nutrition)


Food Science and Nutrition Programme combines aspects of food science and nutrition. The study of food science involves food production, processing, preservation, marketing and food quality. The nutrition aspects, on the other hand, involve the consumption and use of nutrients. The combined effects of both food science and nutrition will produce food products that are nutritious and of quality in a systematic and dynamic manner. This programme is designed to produce graduates who are not only able to contribute to the food industry but also help in addressing issues and problems regarding food science and nutrition at the international level. Students will undergo a compulsory industrial training at food companies or research institutes and also carry out independent research to acquire research experience in the laboratory. In addition, this programme also involves research collaborations with institutes such as Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM).

Programme Requirements

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) APEL.A Certification Level 6 of the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF);


Obtained at least a Band 2.0 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) for exams beginning in session 1 of 2021 OR a Band 2 for exams up to the year of 2020, depending on the validity period at the time of application;


Pass the exam or interview that the faculty has set up.

MUET Band 3.0

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I Want to Apply

Applications for full time study programmes (STPM, Matriculation, STAM and Diploma/ Equivalent) must be submitted via Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education online application. Applications for studies in all the programmes offered are published in local newspapers between the month of January to April every year.

Application form for Malaysian students:

Non-citizen and international student candidates who are interested in enrolling for the full time study programmes must submit their applications via UKM online application opened in February to May every year.

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Please contact Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center at:

Shaping Advanced & Professional Education Center (UKMSHAPE)
Level 2, Bangunan Wawasan
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215331/ 5642/ 5329/ 5898/ 3995/ 4661/ 5642/ 5791
Fax: +603 89251391

What You Will Learn
  • Academic Interaction
  • Academic Literacy
  • Page to Stage
  • Basic Food Science and Nutrition
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Preservation Laboratory
  • Food Chemistry Laboratory
  • Food Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Data Management and Analytic
  • Fundamental Microbiology
  • Effective Communication (C2)
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (C3)
  • Leadership and Creativity (C4)
  • Ethics and Professionals(C1)
  • Cell Biology
  • Pro-Talk English
  • Speak to Persuade
  • Advanced Communication Project
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Analysis Laboratory
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Microbiology Laboratory
  • Nutrition
  • Food Sensory Evaluation
  • Food Law, Quality and Safety
  • Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Nutritional Laboratory
  • Appreciation of Ethic and Civilizations
  • Separation Methods
  • Advanced Chemical Food Analysis Laboratory
  • Advanced Chemical Analysis of Food
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Communications
  • Micro and Small Business Development
  • Professional Communication
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Management of Halal Food
  • Food Processing Laboratory
  • Scientific Communication
  • Food Science Experimental Design and Data Analysis
  • Research Project I
  • Seminar
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Environmental Responsibility (C5)
  • Social and Responsibility (C6)
  • Corporate Storytelling (MUET 3)
  • Biotechnology and Food Ingredients
  • Advance Nutrition
  • Industrial Food Product Processing
  • Statistical Analysis in Biology
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Technopreneurship
  • Digital Marketing
  • Food Toxicology
  • Diet Therapy
  • GMP & HACCP System Certification
  • Introduction to Food Industrial Management
  • Community Nutrition
  • Research Project II
  • Industrial Training
Life at Faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology (FST) is one of the largest faculty in UKM and is renowned for its quality education and research, and lecturers who are well-known figures in their respective fields at both national and international levels. The faculty is committed to be a centre of education and a generator of science and technology towards forming a knowledgeable, dynamic, innovative and righteous society. Members of FST are acknowledged as renowned experts and researchers in their fields and are highly dedicated educators. You will have many opportunities to interact with students from other programmes in the faculty and enjoy various exciting activities within as well as outside UKM through various clubs and societies.

Faculty Information

Campus: Bangi, Selangor
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree: Bachelor of Science with Honours (Food Science and Nutrition)
Duration: 4 Years 

Faculty of Science & Technology
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89215421/ 5418
Fax: +603 89256086

Contact Us

Centre for Academic Management
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Tel: +603 89118173/ 8027/ 8456
Fax: +603 89118471

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