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Bachelor of Food Science & Technology

Offered by: Monash University Malaysia
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Exam BodyMonash University, Australia
Course Duration3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)51135/Yr
FacultySchool of Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryAustralia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyManufacturing & Processing
Course Description

The Bachelor of Food Science and Technology is your opportunity to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of future generations. Graduates of the course are critical thinkers. They are very much in demand in food industries due to their scientific understanding of the technical aspects of food, beginning with harvesting and preparation and ending with consumption.

The course focuses firstly on helping you develop a greater understanding of the fate of agricultural raw materials, and secondly on the technology of food such as preservation, processing, packaging and distribution to ensure that food is safe, nutritious and wholesome.


Areas of study

The course provides a solid scientific foundation in chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and the physical sciences, together with knowledge of the processing and formulation of agricultural raw materials into safe and nutritious food products.

You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of topics including the following:

  • biology
  • biotechnology
  • chemistry
  • food biochemistry
  • food microbiology
  • human nutrition
  • laboratory management
  • strategic food management.


Entry Requirements

Pre-university qualifications 

Year 2016
A Level GCE 8
Australian Year 12 ATAR 75
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 19
Indian School Certificate Examination 65%
All India Senior School Certificate 70%
Indonesia SMA3 8
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 26
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education 8
Malaysia, STPM 8.67
Malaysia, UEC 5
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2.33
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12 75.5%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1710
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards) 33
Sri Lanka A Level 10
Thailand, Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom 6) 2.5
Vietnam, High School Diploma 8.14

Foundation Years

Year 2016
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2015/2016* 63.75%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies 7
The University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies 72%
Sunway Foundation in Arts N/A

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2015/2016.


A passing grade in either Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) as well as English ( Monash’s English language requirements apply).


Intake Months

February, July, October

Career Prospects

Graduates find employment in national and multinational food companies in the following areas:

  • Food product development
  • Production
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Sensory analysis
  • Food laws and regulations
  • Sales and marketing
  • Management


All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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