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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science and Safety

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Food Science and Safety

DepartmentDepartment of Food and Health Sciences

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

Programme CodeST125202
- Application for self-financed places in Year-3 Entry via Through-train Scheme
(Applicable to VTC Higher Diploma Final Year Students and Graduates Only) 

- Application for self-financed places in Year-1 Entry via VTC Admission S6 Portal ; 
- Application for self-financed places in Year-3 Entry via VTC Web-based Admission System ;
- Application for Mainland Student via Mainland Admission 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 would be 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 31/08/2025

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 engineering and quality control and food 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

Career Prospects Graduates may pursue in the following careers:

  • Food Scientists / Technologists
  • Hygiene Supervisors
  • Quality Control Officers
  • Food Supply Chain Auditors
  • Government Health Inspectors
  • Food Production Supervisors
  • Global Food Buyers

Professional Recognition

This programme has been approved by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department of the Hong Kong Government (FEHD). Successful completion of this course graduates, their qualifications have been covered and exempted from the examination to obtain the registration of the Food Hygiene Manager under the scheme. Graduates can apply for qualified testing professionals to the Testing Professional Certification Scheme of the Hong Kong Association of Testing, Inspection and Certification (HKTIC).

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.


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 Department of Food and Health Sciences (Telephone No: 2176 1487 or Email: 

Tuition Fee

  • The tuition fees are charged according to the number of credit points taken during a semester.
  • The tuition fee for academic year 2024/25 is $3,235 per credit point (for Local Student) and $3,720 per credit point (for Non-local Student). Tuition fees are subject to annual reviews.