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Diploma in Food Science

Offered by: TAR UC - Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs (KL)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees18300 / Course
Fees (International Student)29500 / Course
CampusKL
FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyManufacturing & Processing
Course Description

Food Science programme integrates and applies knowledge within disciplines such as chemistry, microbiology, engineering and nutrition to preserve, process, package, and distribute food products and design new processes to improve the safety and quality of foods. Food scientists develop new foods, add value to raw food commodities and improve the quality and safety of existing food products.

This programme provides students with the scientific knowledge and skills of the food chain and forms a link for those wish to embark on a career in the dynamic food and nutrition industries. The programme covers basic principles in the basic sciences in relation to the study of food science as well as the application of basic science such as food chemistry, food microbiology, food technology and nutrition. The nutrition subjects provide knowledge and skills to understand diseases of dietary origin.

This programme also offers hands-on practices and prepares graduates with fundamental laboratory skills and techniques in food science, including those related to safety practices and standards, leading to the professionalism in the area of food science. Students will also be taught the basics of business and marketing. The better understanding of entrepreneurial skills can help graduates to take up challenges in the competitive food business.

Entry Requirements

SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects
O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects
UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects
Certificate - Relevant Certificate accreditated by MQA

Compulsory subjects:

  • SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C in Mathematics/ UEC Grade B in Advanced Mathematics (I or II)
  • SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B Chemistry
  • SPM Pass/ O Level Grade E (Pass)/ UEC Grade C in English Language*

*Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC level.

Intake MonthsMay
Career Prospects
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Production
  • Food & Beverages
  • Research & Development
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Food Services/Nutrition Personnel

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


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