Bachelor of Science (Honours) Food Science

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Kampar, Perak , Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Jan, Jun, Oct

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of science as it applies to foods
  • You will also be guided and trained to understand the nature of raw food materials and their transformation into final consumable products with the concept of from-farm-to-fork
  • Top 3 in Graduate Employability at the Talentbank National Graduate Employability Index 2023
  • Ranked #174 in QS Asia University Rankings 2023 and #301-350 in THE Asia University Rankings 2023

Course Structure

  • Chemistry
  • Properties and Energetics
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Computer Systems and Applications
  • Elective I
  • Elective IV
  • English for Science
  • Food Biophysics
  • Food Chemistry
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Mathematics for Bioscience
  • MPU1
  • MPU1
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies
  • Design of Analysis and Experiment
  • Food Analysis I (Chemical Methods)
  • Food Analysis II (Instrumental Methods)
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Preservation
  • Human Nutrition
  • Industrial Training
  • National Language/Other Languages
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Unit Operations for Food Processing
  • Elective II
  • Elective III
  • Elective V
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Food Packaging Science
  • Food Processing
  • Food Product Innovation
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Food Standards, Food Laws and Regulations
  • Project

Elective I (Choose 1):

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Principles
  • Organisational Behaviour

Elective II (Choose 1):

  • Culture and Communication
  • Introduction to Sociology

Elective III (Choose 1):

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Organisation and Human Resource

Elective IV (Choose 1):

  • Food Biochemistry and Toxicology
  • Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Elective V (Choose 1):

  • Food Shelf Life Evaluation
  • Leadership and Team Building

Entry Requirements

  • STPM: Grade C in 2 Science subjects
  • A Level: 2 Science subjects of minimum Grade D
  • UEC: Grade B in 5 relevant subjects
  • SAM: Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in 2 Science subjects
  • CPU: Minimum 70% in 6 relevant subjects
  • UTAR Foundation: Foundation in Science
  • Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field
  • Matriculation Certificate, Ministry of Education
  • Diploma, Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT) in the relevant field
  • Diploma from other Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 42
  • SPM English Language/O Level English Language: Credit
  • MUET: Band 3 
  • Cambridge English/Linguaskill: 154
  • UEC English Language: Grade B

Estimated Fees

Application fees (non-refundable)




Tuition fees


Total payable amount


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