Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Food Science and Safety

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
Hong Kong
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 45,405

About this course

This programme aims to equip graduates with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in food science and safety (such as food chemistry, nutritional science, microbiology, food engineering, food safety management) that can work in the food-related industry and promote food safety in society.  These could help them to perform effectively in the food, nutrition and catering industries and solve problems related to food science and safety.  It will also provide students with generic management skills to function effectively as supervisors and managers as they progress in their careers.

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 6 or equivalent 


Year 1

  • Essential Chemistry
  • General Biology
  • Food Service Operation
  • Human Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutritional Science
  • Mathematics for Applied Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • GE Core Module : Chinese 1
  • GE Core Module : The Human Spirit
  • GE Core Module : English for Academic Studies 1 

Year 2

  • Raw Food Materials
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Processing
  • Food Analysis
  • Waste Management and Control
  • GE Core Module : Habits of Scientific Thinking
  • GE Core Module : Social Dynamics of Organisations
  • GE Core Module : English for Academic Studies 2
  • General Education Elective 1

Year 3

  • Quality Control and Food Safety Management
  • Food Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Advanced Analytical Food Techniques
  • Research Methods
  • Food Sensory Evaluation
  • Food Facilities and Financial Management
  • Elements of Food Engineering
  • Food Biochemistry
  • GE Core Module : Chinese 2
  • GE Core Module : English for Professional Purposes
  • General Education Elective 2
  • Work-integrated Learning 

Year 4

  • Functional Food and Nutraceuticals
  • Food Toxicology
  • Advanced Food Processing
  • Food Laws and Regulations
  • Advanced Topics in Food Science
  • GE Elective Module 3
  • GE Elective Module 4
  • Final Year Project (I & II)
  • Programme Elective 1
  • Programme Elective 2

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