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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science

Offered by: TAR UC - Tunku Abdul Rahman University College
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs (KL)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees35100 / Course
Fees (International Student)52000 / Course
FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

This programme applies the pure science subjects, such as chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, biology and microbiology to the study of the nature, properties and composition of foods. It also covers the changes which they undergo during storage and processing including transformation into safe and quality food products for consumers. Graduates will be given exposures to areas in functional foods leading to healthy and vibrant lifestyle. In addition, this programme prepares graduates with advanced laboratory skills and current techniques in food science including those related to safety practices and standards, leading to the professionalism in the area of food science.

Graduates of this programme, therefore, will have developed a range of skills which will enable them to occupy production and managerial positions in food and food-related industries, consulting laboratories, government organisations and regulatory bodies. This programme also aims to prepare technically competent graduates to venture into entrepreneurship and new product developments in food industry.

Entry Requirements
  1. STPM - Full Passes in 2 relevant subjects which must include Chemistry
  2. A Level - Passes in 2 relevant subjects which must include Chemistry
  3. SAM - ATAR 70 and minimum Grade B in Chemistry
  4. UEC - Grade B in 5 relevant subjects which must include Chemistry
  5. TAR UC - Foundation in Science (Track A / Track B) OR Diploma in Food Science
  6. Other IHL - Relevant Foundation/ Diploma accredited by MQA

Compulsory subjects:
(1), (2), (3) and (4) must include -

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

#Grade C and above in AMMS0104 General Mathematics conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the mathematics requirement for applicants who fail the required mathematics subject at SPM/O Level/UEC level.

*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 MonthsMarch, May & October
Career Prospects
  • Food Researchers
  • Quality Control/Assurance Executives
  • Application Food Technologists
  • Food Product Development Personnel
  • Marketing & Sales Executives
  • Food Technologists
  • Food Chemists
  • Nutrition Executives
  • Food Services Executives
  • Food Microbiologists
  • Food Product Advisors/ Specialists
  • Industrial/Retail Buyers

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

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