EAE Tips: Food Science & Nutrition (C69)

Dream of becoming a food scientist or nutritionist? NYP’s Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition offers comprehensive training in food product development, quality control & assurance, food analysis, and nutrition. Graduates emerge equipped with the skills necessary to pursue diverse career opportunities within the food and nutrition industry.

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Ideal applicant

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Interest in seeking a career in food and nutrition industries;
  • Experience in a school environment (e.g. through a CCA, a community activity or a class post), or in an external context (e.g. external course or competitions attended) where they showcased their interest, skills and/or extra time spent in areas related to food and nutrition;
  • A genuine interest and awareness of future food and nutrition industry trends, eagerness for lifelong learning, resilience and responsibility; and,
  • Good communication and presentation skills.

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Shortlisted applicants will be assessed as follows:


You will be invited for an interview to share more about your passion for the course with a panel of interviewers. You will be assessed on your interest, aptitude and understanding of the course as well as the food & nutrition industry. You may also be asked to share your vision of your future self and desired role in the food & nutrition industry. The duration of the individual interview will be about 15 minutes. 

Some questions which you may be asked during the interview include:

  • Share your experience and participation in any course-related activities in the last year and how it has benefitted you.
  • What are some of the special skills or talents which you possess? How do you think these may help you in your journey in the course?
  • Share your views about the important skills that you should possess to be ready for work and life.
  • Share with us your career aspirations and how the course can help you fulfill them.
Portfolio (Optional)

You may submit a portfolio that includes any evidence and/or activities (e.g. competitions, CCAs, own food & nutrition experimental trials or experience etc) that showcase your achievements or interest in food.

If the works include group work, you should clearly state a brief description of your role and contribution to the work.

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