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M.Sc. (Food Science)

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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFT: Min 1.5 Yrs ; PT: 3 Yrs
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FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyManufacturing & Processing
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

The coursework-based MSc Food Science was designed with one objective: To prepare postgraduate learners for a fast-track career in the multi-billion-dollar food industry. Incorporating the latest industrial practices, the programme addresses complexities in food production and learners will better comprehend the way technological advancement a?ects the industry.

The interdisciplinary nature of food technology, food production and food science is also encompassed in the programme and learners will foster an intimate understanding of vital industrial processes in food chemistry, microbiology, as well as quality and processing, among others. And with a business component in the programme, learners can rest assured that they will possess the skill set to make uncertainty work to their advantage.

Designed to match Malaysia’s ambitions to be a global leader in the industry, the subject prepares learners for critical roles in a sector that is facing a dearth of talent. Opportunities to go beyond borders also abound as graduates are sought after to manage and sustain the food production ecosystem that is essentially the lifeblood of communities worldwide.

Curriculum

 

Semester 1
(Long semster)
  • Research Methodology for Scientists
  • Academic Communication
  • Food Analysis*
  • Microbiology in Food*
Semester 2
(Long semster)
  • Advanced Food Quality & Safety*
  • Contemporary Issues in Food Science
  • Master Research Project Planning & Proposal Presentation
  • Science Elective: Choose One
    • Innovative Food Processing Technologies*
    • Food Biotechnology*
    • Applied Bioprocessing*
    • Food Product Development & Commercialization*
    • Dietary Supplements & Functional Foods
    • Food Security & Sustainability
Semester 3
(Long semster)
  • Master Research Project I *
Semester 4
(Long semster)
  • Master Research Project II *
  • Science Elective: Choose One
    • Innovative Food Processing Technologies*
    • Food Biotechnology*
    • Applied Bioprocessing*
    • Food Product Development & Commercialization*
    • Dietary Supplements & Functional Foods
    • Food Security & Sustainability
  • MBA Elective: Choose One
    • Marketing Management
    • Financial Management & Policy
    • Information Technology for Managers
    • Blue Ocean Strategy
* Science lab classes

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Entry Requirements

For Doctorate of Philosophy (Science): Qualifications Academic Requirements M. Sc. - A relevant Master’s degree from an institution of higher learning recognised by the Senate; OR - Other certificates that are recognised as equivalent to a Master’s degree or other relevant professional qualifications and experiences that are recognised by the Senate; OR - A relevant bachelor’s degree with first-class honours may convert their candidacy to the PhD programme after one year of studying at the Master’s level and with approval from the Senate; OR - Candidates of UCSI University’s Master of Science by Research who have passed the conversion examination. For other postgraduate programmes, please refer to http://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my/foas/ for more details.

Intake Months

January-December

Career Prospects

 

  • Food manufacturing to meet increasing consumer demand for healthy and nutritious food
  • Production supervision / management, manufacturing, waste and environmental management
  • Quality assurance and food safety
  • Food chemistry
  • Food microbiology
  • Food engineering support- process and equipment optimisation
  • Research and development of new food products and processing technologies
  • Marketing and sales
  • Civil service at government and regulatory bodies like the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health, among others
  • Academia – Teaching and research positions at universities (Basic and applied)
  • Involvement with international organisations like the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

 

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


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