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Your guide to studying Food Technology in Malaysia

Course Duration:

2 - 3.5 Years

Average Salary:

MYR 25,000 - 110,000

Average Fees:

MYR 15,000 - 15,000

Job Demand:

What is Food Technology?

Food Technology is the scientific study of food production.

Do you have an eye for detail? Do you love science? Do you also love food, more than just scoffing down everything, you think of it as an art of sorts? If you do, then you may want to consider taking up the course of food technology. Let us guide you through what the course entails and whether it is for you.

Food Technology will provide you with seamless entry into a career in food science and technology. You will study the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food. Depe

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What are the subjects you will study in a Food Technology?







Food Legislation

Quantitative Methods

Food Process Engineering

Food Technology

What are the entry requirements for an Food Technology course?

Diploma in Food Technology

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 Technology

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

Diploma : Please check with relevant university

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

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a course in Food Technology?

Eye for Detail

Everyone eats food! While that’s obvious, being in the production line in some form will require you to keep a keen eye out for any defects or abnormalities in the food that is being processed/preserved

Team Player

The food business is extremely vats, and hence is made up of many, many people and departments. You will need to be a team player who works well with others, whether it’s taking orders, or giving them out.


Food may be an interesting topic, however the subject matter at hand may run a little dry. You need to be passionate in the field to keep yourself driven to ensure you reach your goals.