Food Science and Nutrition - Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Bachelor of Science with Honours (Food Science and Nutrition)


Food Science and Nutrition Program combines aspects of food science and also nutrition. The food science aspect focusses on food production, processing, preservation, marketing and food quality. The nutrition aspect focusses on the consumption and use of nutrients. The combined effect of both food science and nutrition can produce food products that are nutritious and of quality in a systematic and dynamic manner. This programme is formed to produce graduates that are not only able to fulfill the manpower needs of the food industry but it is hoped that the graduates will be able to help in addressing issues and problems regarding food at the global 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. Graduates from this programme commonly are employed by the food industry. In addition, this programme also undergo various collaborative researches with government research institutes such as Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM). 

Duration of study : 4 years

    • Have high self-confidence and moral values, ethical and competitive. 

    • Skillful, competent and have strong and holistic food science and nutrition. 

    • Able to practice a scientific approach in generating and combine multidisciplinary knowledge. 

    • Able to use the practical skills in solving current issues of food science and nutrition.

    • Able to synthesize and translate understanding onto human development. 
    • Food scientist. 
    • Food technologist. 
    • Food product/process development specialist. 
    • Food safety inspector. 

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