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Bachelor of Science (Food Studies)(Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees660/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
Course Description

Bachelor of Science (Food Studies) is a comprehensive curriculum that will produce well trained graduates and professionals in the field of processing , food production, management and marketing . The program also focuses on food manufacturing sector .
At the end of study, students can master the knowledge and technical skills sufficient in their respective fields , to think critically and creatively , communicate effectively and work in teams, social accountability and a level of professionalism , values ??, attitudes and ethics for the industry food manufacturing .

Entry Requirements

LOCAL STUDENTS

Qualification STPM/ Matriculation/Diploma

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 PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES: 
 
    1. Pass at least Grade C (2.00 ), one (1) of the following :

            - Chemistry
            - Biology

    2. Pass credit in one (1) science subjects in SPM

C. Candidate must also :

  • satisfy the Senate of their proficiency in Bahasa Melayu;
  • attained the age of seventeen on or before the first day of the academic year in which they seek admission;
  • provide evidence on the prescribed University form of a satisfactory standard of health; and
  • fulfill such other conditions as may from time to time be laid down by the University Authority. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International candidates must posses an equivalent qualification of the Malaysian High School Certificate (STPM) or a Diploma recognized by the Malaysian Government.

EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION
 

1. A good pass in O – levels/ its equivalent.
2. A pass in the A-levels with at least :- C Grade in three (3) subjects; 
3. A Band 3 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) or a TOEFL score of at least   550 or a score of 6 in the IELTS examination; 

AND has fulfilled special requirements for the program i.e. attaining the required grades in (sciences/arts) as specified for each UPM Bachelor programme.

OR EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION

1. A pass in the Higher School Certificate (HSC)/its equivalent with at least :-  C+ grade in three (3) subjects or 65% in three (3) subjects in the Final Level of Secondary Education
2. A pass in the University Entrance Exam (for countries which seek such requirement for admission into universities); 
3. A Band 3 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) or a TOEFL score of at least 550 or a score of 6 in the IELTS examination

AND has fulfilled special requirements for the program i.e. attaining the required grades in (sciences/arts) as specified for each UPM Bachelor programme.

OR EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATION

1. A Diploma or its equivalent which is recognized by the Malaysian Government and the University Senate with a CGPA of at least 3.00
2. A Band 3 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) or a TOEFL score of at least 550 or a score of 6 in the IELTS examination

AND has fulfilled special requirements for the program i.e. attaining the required grades in (sciences/arts) as specified for each UPM Bachelor programme.

Career Prospects

The program has been successful in producing graduates who are wanted by the job market. Since the program is offered , the graduates have obtained employment in the private sector such as food production companies and the public sector such as the Ministry of Health , Ministry of Agro-based and others.
Graduates of these programs are also eligible for employment in numerous food services establishments such as restaurants, fast food outlets, hotels, hospitals, catering, in-flight catering and military among others at operational, supervisory and managerial position or maybe involved in R&D in food service industry.

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


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