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Diploma in Food Science

Offered by: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC)
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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees18300 / Course
Fees (International Student)34600 / Course
CampusKL Main Campus
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 who 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.

    • Physical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Biology of the Cells
    • Human Physiology
    • Microbiology
    • Introduction to Food Science
    • Principles of Nutrition
    • Introductory Foods
    • Food Physics
    • Food Chemistry
    • Human Nutrition
    • Food Toxicology
    • Food Technology
    • Food Microbiology
    • Food Analysis
    • Food Hygiene and Sanitation
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Calculus and Algebra
    • Statistics and Operations Research
    • Information Systems and Application
    • Business Organisation and Management
    • Fundamentals of Marketing
    Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

    English for Tertiary Studies, Academic English, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban, Public Speaking, Professional English, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Co-curricular

Entry Requirements

(1) SPM - 3 Credits in the relevant subjects

(2) O Level - 3 Grade C in the relevant subjects

(3) UEC - 3 Grade B in the relevant subjects

(4) Certificate - Relevant Certificate accreditated by MQA Compulsory subjects:

i) SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C in Mathematics/ UEC Grade B in Advanced Mathematics (I or II)

ii) SPM Credit/ O Level Grade C/ UEC Grade B Chemistry ii) 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.


a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Melayu and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.

b) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.

c) Equivalent qualifications/qualifications from other Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. d) Subject to the Ministry of Higher Education latest requirements.

Intake Months

January, June, November

Career Prospects
  • Assistant Food Technologists
  • Assistant Food Chemists
  • Quality Control/Assurance Executives
  • Food Product Development Executives
  • Food Product Executives
  • Nutrition Executives
  • Assistant Food Microbiologists
  • Food Services Executives
  • Industrial/Retail Buyers
  • Marketing and Sales Executives

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

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