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Your guide to studying Food Science in Malaysia

Course Duration

3 - 4 Years

Average Fees

MYR 30,000 - 40,000

Average Salary

MYR 11,000 - 50,000

Job Demand

What is Food Science?

Food Science is the study of selecting, preserving, processing, packaging, distributing food products and discovering new possibilities of food sources.

How you always wanted to help people in one way or the other? Have you dreamed of travelling the world while doing so? Finally, have you ever had a keen interest in food, not just eating & cooking it, but questions like what makes popcorn pop, and the science behind every kernel? If you do, then read on as we explore the wonderful course of food science and what it will entail.

Food Science is the academic study of the physicality and chemical natures of food, and the princi...

How you always wanted to help people in one way or the other? Have you dreamed of travelling the world while doing so? Finally, have you ever had a keen interest in food, not just eating & cooking it, but questions like what makes popcorn pop, and the science behind every kernel? If you do, then read on as we explore the wonderful course of food science and what it will entail.

Food Science is the academic study of the physicality and chemical natures of food, and the principles behind the making of the food we eat today. Food science explores the details of food chemistry, production, development and safety and can lead to a range of careers in manufacturing, research and retail as well as associated health, legislation, engineering and agricultural options.

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What are the subjects covered under Food Science?

Chemistry

Mathematics

English

Biology

Organic Chemistry

Microbiology

Principles of Nutrition

Food Physics

Food Chemistry

Human Nutrition

What you need to get on a Food Science course?

Diploma in Food Science

SPM : Minimum 5 credits which must include Credit in Mathematics, Chemistry and a Pass in English Language

O-Levels : Grade C in relevant subjects which must include Grade C in Mathematics, Chemistry and Grade E in English Language

UEC : 3 Grade B in relevant subjects which must include Grade B in Advanced Mathematics (I or II), Grade B in Chemistry and Grade C in English Language

Degree in Food Science

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STPM : Minimum 2 full passes in the relevant subjects which must include Chemistry

A-Levels : 2 Principal passes in the relevant subjects which must include Chemistry

AUSMAT/SACE : Minimum Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) of 70 and at least Grade B in Chemistry

CPU : Minimum average of 70% for 6 relevant subjects including minimum 70% for Chemistry

IB : Please check with the relevant university

Matriculation : Please check with the relevant university

Diploma : Please check with the relevant university

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How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Food Science course?

Versatile

There is a plethora of different professions Food Science graduates can enter into. Skills can be utilised for many different aspects of the food world, with jobs in marketing, teaching, safety, quality management, nutrition, sales, teaching and many, many more. As such, you will need to be ready for just about any challenge.

Creative

With countless number of ingredients all around the world, the possibilities of what new products you can make are endless. This is an exciting and dynamic area of study and work; in many job roles you won’t know what is waiting around the corner.

Foodie

Well many people claim to be foodies flood Intagram with photos of their dinners, a true foodie is someone who digs even deeper for their passion towards food, finding out what makes it last longer, and perhaps even taste better!

Where can you study Food Science in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Food Science schools in Malaysia.

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