About the Course
The Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition course aims to develop competent professionals with the skills; knowledge and attributes in food chemistry, food microbiology, ingredient application, preservation & process technology, nutrition science and effective communication. The skills and attributes will allow them to contribute effectively and pursue a career in research & food product development, food safety & quality management, applied nutrition and food marketing in the food science, food manufacturing and nutraceutical industries.
Research and Development (R&D)
As food technicians in food companies working in the area of product development or modification.
As executives in food manufacturing / production companies ensuring consistent, safe and cost efficient manufacturing of food products.
Quality Control/ Quality Assurance
As QC/ QA executives to implement and ensure production/ manufacturing processes are carried out in compliance with government regulations and certifications requirements.
Dietetics and Nutrition
As dietetics and nutrition assistants in the healthcare sector and health product manufacturing & sales companies.
Public Health and Community Nutrition
As public health and community nutrition officers with the health promotion agencies, such as the Health Promotion Board.
Sales and Marketing
As business development, technical sales or marketing executives identifying new market trends, conducting market research and providing technical support such as trouble-shooting.
As regulatory and legislative executives involved in inspecting and certifying food companies in areas such as food hygiene, HACCP, halal, kosher and ISO certifications.
Students who aspire to pursue a degree and meet the entry requirements of the local and overseas universities can progress into the bachelor degree course in areas such as Food Science & Technology, Nutrition, Chemistry, Dietetics, etc.
Students who have graduated from this programme have been admitted into various universities. Some have been listed below:
- National University of Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University
- Singapore Institute of Technology (Massey University, Newcastle University)
- University of Queensland
- Curtin University
- Flinders University
- Queensland University of Technology
- University of New South Wales
- Newcastle University