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Faculty of Science and Technology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science and Safety

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Food Science and Safety

FacultyFaculty of Science and Technology

DepartmentDepartment of Food and Health Sciences

Programme NameBachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science and Safety

Programme CodeST125202 (Application via VTC Web-based Admissions System)

Mode, Year of Study Accepting Entry & Duration of StudyFull-time: 4 Years (Year 1 Entry) / 2 Years (Year 3 Entry)

Medium of InstructionEnglish

Venue(s)Programme core modules conducted at Tsing Yi campus and some General Education (GE) elective modules on other campuses


Qualifications Framework

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science and Safety is recognised under the QF
QF Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 15/000745/L5

Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2020

Programme Aims

This programme aims to equip graduates with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in food science and safety, including food chemistry, nutritional science, microbiology, sensory and analytical testing, food engineering and advanced processing, food quality system and safety management. A broad spectrum of these modules are 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.

Career Prospects

Graduates are capable of performing technical and managerial duties in various food and nutritional related industries and competent to fill posts from technical to managerial levels within this food and catering services sectors. Professional employment includes technical practitioners for food and nutritional product development, quality assurance, research and development, food safety auditors for catering organizations, and health inspectors for the Food and Environmental Health Department, Hong Kong Government, and the food supply logistic and hygiene managers, and other relevant technical practitioners in the food trade discipline.

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the International Food Safety Association (IFSA) and Hong Kong Food Science and Technology Association.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Please refer to the General Entrance Requirements for details 


Programme-specific Requirements :
1. For HKDSE, a maximum of two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects can be counted for admission purpose.  Relevant ApL subjects include: Food and Beverage Operations, Western Cuisine.
2. Applicants may be required to attend an interview with an original work portfolio.


Entrance Requirements for Year 3:

Higher Diploma OR equivalent sub-degree qualifications/studies in a relevant area of study.

  1. Additional core modules are required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2176 1505 / 2176 1470). 

Tuition Fee

  • The tuition fees are charged according to the number of credit points taken during a semester.
  • The tuition fee for academic year 2019/20 is $2,965 per credit point for Year-1 entry and $2,965 per credit point for Year-3 entry. Tuition fees are subject to annual reviews.