B.Sc. On Campus

Food Science (Honours)

University Tunku Abdul Rahman

36 months
4526 USD/year
3359 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Food Science (Honours) at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman is a multidisciplinary science that intergrates various fundamentals and potential aspects of food molecules, post-harvest processing and food quality assessment.


 Food science includes the application of scientific/technological knowledge in: minimising post-harvest losses; increasing agricultural productivity; improving the quality, safety and nutritional quality of crops and animals by all available "tools", including biotechnology; and food safety. 

Student pursuing the Food Science (Honours) programme at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman would be equipped with an in-depth understanding of science at it applies to foods and involve in hands-on laboratory activities whenever possible, which verify the scientific concepts presented. The Food Science programme prepares students for careers in the food industry or research organizations and for postgraduate study in food science or related disciplines.

Students are introduced to the good laboratory practice, good manufacturing practice, current food preservation techniques, food processing technologies, food mircobiol risk assessment and the best practices of the industry and will apply them in the form of assignments and final year projects.

Career Prospects

  • Food Scientist
  • Food Technologist
  • Product/Process Development Scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Food Supplement Specialist
  • Food Biotechnologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry- Properties and Energetics
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Computer Systems and Applications
  • Elective 
  • English for Science
  • Food Biophysics
  • Food Chemistry
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Mathematics for Bioscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Malaysian Stu: You are advised to apply for admission as early as possible
  • International Stu: You are advised to apply for admission 3 months in advance


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to UTAR is on purely meritocratic basis. You are expected to satisfy the academic qualification and English Language requirement set by the University. Some programmes may have additional requirements such as the submission of a drawing portfolio, and an interview before the University decides on the admission.
  • For admission into undergraduate programmes, the University will accept the applications from students with the standard list of foreign qualifications. 
  • For your information that the University has its minimum entry requirement (MER) for each qualification and each programme. Should you do not fulfill the MER, you will be required to undertake a one-year Foundation studies. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4526 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13580 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    3359 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10079 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • RM42,600 (Malaysian); 
  • RM57,400 (International)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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