GG09-Bachelor of Food Science (Food Service and Nutrition)


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INTRODUCTION

Bachelor of Food Science (Food Service and Nutrition) is the first program offered by the Faculty of Fisheries and Food Science (FPSM), UMT. This program was offered since May Session 2000/2001. It is one of the most popular study programs at UMT. This program has been recognized by the Public Service Department (JPA) on October 29, 2003 and subsequently recognized in the list of Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The program applies knowledge and skills in the field of food science generally in terms of composition and nutritional value of food, the legislation of food safety, as well as the analysis of food and product development. This degree provides added value to the students in terms of knowledge, skills and management required in commercial food service industry that is increasingly emphasizing on the provision of safe, healthy and high quality food. The program also provides students with expertise in advising on the intake of ideal amount of food and its relation to health to the community.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

Minimum Qualifications Diploma / Equivalent General University Requirements

Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / equivalent to credits in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia or Bahasa Melayu Honours / Bahasa Malaysia July paper ;

and
possessed a diploma or other qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government and approved by the Senate;
or
Pass STPM in 2012 or earlier with at least:
• Grade C (2.00) in subjects General Studies;
and
• Grade C (2.00) in two (2) other subjects;

or

Pass the Matriculation in 2012 or earlier with a minimum of CGPA of 2.00 ;

and
obtain at least Level 1 (Band 1) in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM
For candidates STPM / Matriculation in 2012 or earlier:
Obtain at least Grade C (2.00) in the following subject:
• Chemistry / Chemical Engineering

Minimum qualifications Matriculation / Foundation

General University Requirements
Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / equivalent with credits in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia July Paper;

Pass Matriculation / UM ScienceFoundation / UiTM Foundation with at least a CGPA of 2.00 ;
and
Obtain at least Level 1 (Band 1) in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM
Obtain at least Grade C (2.00) at the Matriculation / Foundation level in the following subject:
• Chemistry / Chemical Engineering

Minimum Qualifications for STPM

General University Requirements

Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / equivalent with credits in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia or credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia July Paper.

and

Pass Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) with at least:

• Grade C (2.00) in General Studies;

and

• Grade C (2.00) in two (2) other subjects .

and

Obtained at least Level 1 (Band 1) in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

PROGRAM SPECIAL REQUIREMENT.<br />

Obtained at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) at STPM level in the following subject:

• Chemistry / Chemical Engineering

Duration Fees and Total Credit Hours

Duration – 4 years

Local Student Fees / Semester (RM) 980.00

International Student Fees / Semester (RM) 2300.00

Total credit hours – 140

♦ Fees shown are excluding hostel fees (accommodation) and Non-Recurring Fees.

♦ Non-Recurring Fees (paid only one time in the first half) – RM450.00

♦ Hostel fee (per semseter and per student). There are three types of packages being offered:

4 persons per room – RM 357.00 / semester / student

3 persons per room – RM 476.00 / semester / student

2 persons per room – RM 595.00 / semester / student

Non-Recurring Fees

Registration 100.00

Orientation week 200.00

Extra-curricular activities 150.00

TOTAL 450.00

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Graduates of this program are qualified to hold the following positions;

    Science Officer
    Food Preparation Officer
    Research and Development Officer
    Food Analysts
    Academic Officer (Lecturer and Director of Higher Education)
    Administrative Officer

    Especially in the private agencies that include hospitals and health care centers, commercial food service industry (restaurants, hotels, aviation agencies, military agencies and so on) and also the food production industry.

    Apart from the positions listed above, graduates of this program also qualified to hold the following positions;

    Nutrition Officer
    Community Health Officer
    Customer Service Officer (Food and Products)
    Consultant Health / Food
    Food Service Executives
    Security Officer / Quality Control Food

    Apart from career opportunities mentioned above, graduates of this program can also seeks to become entrepreneurs in the food production industry as well as the commercial food service industry.