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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science and Safety

Programme code ST125202

Duration of Study
Entry to Year 1: 4 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.)

Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Not Applicable
Programme Aims
The programme aims to equip graduates with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in food science and safety, including food chemistry, nutritional science, food microbiology, food sensory and evaluation, food toxicology and quality control and food safety management. A broad spectrum of these modules is designed to well facilitate students’ competency to perform effectively in the food, nutrition and catering industries as well as to solve the technical problematic issues related to the field of food science and safety. It will also provide students with generic management skills, work integrated learning either in local or overseas food and related industries for strengthening their employability in the competitive community.
Professional Recognition
The programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and is recognised by the Qualifications Framework (QF). The programme has been also approved by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) of the Hong Kong Government. Successful completion of this course, their qualification have been covered and exempted from the examination to obtain the registration of the Hygiene Manager under the scheme of Hygiene Manager and Hygiene Supervisor, FEHD. Graduates are entitled to apply for membership of the Hong Kong Food Professional Association, Hong Kong Food Hygiene Administrators Association, International Food Safety Association, Hong Kong Food Science and Technology and Institute of Food Technologists, USA. 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).
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, and one elective subject of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.