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Bachelor of Food Science & Technology

Offered by: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees660/Sem
Fees (International Student)5538.60/Sem
FacultyFaculty of Food Science & Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyManufacturing & Processing
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Additional NotesUPU Code (for reference): PS08
Course Description

Bachelor of Food Science and Technology ( BSTM ) offers five ( 5 ) areas of specialization of Processing and Food Engineering , Food Biotechnology , Food Safety and Quality Assurance , Functional Foods and Nutrition and Entrepreneurship .

The program will produce graduates who are knowledgeable , skilled and viable in the performance of work for a variety of employment sectors involved in food production and processing , food quality control , product development , research and management . Graduates with expertise in the field of Food Science and Technology is also capable of carrying out the activities of downstream industries and modern commercial agriculture in line with the needs and developments.

Course content formulated in line with the latest developments in food technology that involves the use of knowledge as food biotechnology , international legal standards and water and waste management industries . Program also produce graduates who are able to fulfill the expectations of the job market, aspirations, versatile and have a competitive advantage . This will catalyze the development of the food industry through participation in graduate BSTM jobs sector .

Entry Requirements

General University Requirements

1. Candidate of Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM )
     a. Pasa Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia ( SPM ) / equivalent with good ;
     b. Pass with credits in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia at SPM / equivalent ;
     c. Pass STPM with at least ;
                       - Grade C ( CGPA 2.00 ) in General Studies , and
                       - Grade C ( CGPA 2.00 ) in two ( 2) other subjects , and
     d. Occupied the Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

2. Kelayakan candidate Matriculation / UM Science Foundation / Foundation for Agricultural Science UPM / UTM Foundation Year
     a. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia ( SPM ) / equivalent with good ;
     b. Pass with credits in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia at SPM / equivalent ;
     c. Pass Matriculation / UM Science Foundation / Foundation UPM Agricultural Sciences/ UTM Foundation Year with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and
     d. Occupied the Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
 
3. Calon Equivalent Qualifications
    a. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia ( SPM ) / equivalent with good ;
    b. Pass with credits in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia at SPM / equivalent ;
    c. Have a diploma or other qualifications recognized with its peers by the government and approved by the Senate University,
    d. Occupied the Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Specific Requirements of the Program
 
1. Candidate of Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM )

    Meet the General University graduate program requirements of at least Grade C+ ( CGPA 2.33 ) in subjects chemistry at GCE .

2. Candidate of Matriculation / UM Science Foundation / Foundation for Agricultural Science UPM / UTM Foundation Year

    Meet the General University graduate program requirements of at least a CGPA of 2:40 , and at least Grade C+ chemical subjects.
 
3. Other Accepted Levels of Qualification

    Students must pass the general university requirements and the special requirement for the programme which requires a Diploma in a relevant field or any other qualifications that are accepted by the UPM Senate.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology ( BSTM ) has many employment opportunities either in the private or public sector . Among his career as an analyst of food, food safety officers , research officers , enforcement officers for halal food production personnel , food marketing officer , chief executive of the research and development of food products and entrepreneurs.

In addition, there is also a graduate BSTM serving in the food manufacturing factories such as Nestle , Ajinomoto , UPALI, Dewina Foods, Yeo Hiap Seng , Gardenia , Ramly Burger as well as companies involved in the production and food service like Mc Donalds and KFC . There is also a BSTM graduates serving in the public sector such as the Ministry of Health as a food technologist and as a research officer at MARDI , PORIM , LKIM and LKM.

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


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