|Duration of Study|
Entry to Year 1: 4 Years
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
|Mode of Study|
|Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)|
(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Tsing Yi) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.)
Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject; OR Equivalent.
Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
This programme aims to equip graduates with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in food science and safety (such as food chemistry, nutritional science, microbiology, food engineering, food safety management) that can work in the food-related industry and promote food safety in society. These could help them to perform effectively in the food, nutrition and catering industries and solve problems related to food science and safety. It will also provide students with generic management skills to function effectively as supervisors and managers as they progress in their careers.
Graduates from the programme are capable of working in the food industry, nutrition-related companies and catering industry such as product development, quality assurance, research and technical support, health food products development. They can work as a food safety consultant to guide the company towards world class standards for food safety and regulatory compliance. They can also advance to managerial positions such as the manager of a food manufacturing plant and food hygiene manager in a hotel to oversee employees and operations during food processing.
Graduates are able to articulate to Master’s programmes in food science and safety related disciplines such as Master in food industry: management and marketing as well as food safety and toxicology.
Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the International Food Safety Association (IFSA) and Hong Kong Food Science and Technology Association. They may also apply for the Certified Testing Professional (Food Testing) under the Professional Certification Scheme for Testing Personnel, administered by the Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification (HKTIC).
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.