Full-time JUPAS  and Non-JUPAS Programme

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Testing Science

Jupas Programme Code: JS9769
Non-Jupas Programme Code: BSCHFTSJ1

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The aims of the programme are to

(a) provide students with analytical, technical, theoretical and practical knowledge in aspects of food testing science; and

(b) equip them to play a key role in the industry of food testing science.

The programme is at a Bachelor degree with Honours level. The intended programme learning outcomes are in line with the generic level descriptors in Level 5 of the Qualifications Framework.

Job opportunity

Graduates will acquire a broad knowledge of the concepts, techniques, and tools in food testing science. Graduates will find career opportunities in a broad range of food testing and certification industries. Typical positions include food testing specialist, food testing technician, supervisors or quality controller on food production, food merchandiser, etc. The potential employers can be the food manufacturers, food retailers, and food testing laboratories. Besides the technical positions, graduates can also participate in the administration and management on the food and health care areas.

Further study

Graduates would also be qualified for further study in testing science, applied sciences, or related areas in any tertiary institutions in Hong Kong and elsewhere. The available postgraduate programmes include but not limited to MSc in Food Industry: Management and Marketing , MSc in Food Safety Management, MSc in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology , and MSc in Food Analysis and Food Safety Management .

Based on the graduate survey conducted in April 2018, 86% and 10% of graduates on testing and certification programmes in 2017 received employment opportunities and proceeded with their further studies within six months after graduation respectively. For the graduates who received employment opportunities, nearly half of them were employed in the testing and certification related industry.

Entrance Requirements:

    • Year 1 Entry
      • To be eligible to apply for admission to full-time Bachelor Degree programmes with Honours, a student shall have attained in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination:Level 3 or above in Chinese and English; Level 2 or above in Mathematics , Liberal Studies and an elective subject.
        Core Subjects Minimum Level
        Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
        Any 1 Elective Subject 2


  • Senior Year Entry
    • The requirement for Senior Year entry will be a recognized Higher Diploma, Associate Degree, or equivalent, in Food, Testing and Certification, or a related discipline. A sufficient English language proficiency that meets the University’s admission requirements on English proficiency is also required.
The programme structure is as follows:

Total: 160 Credits

Courses Weighting
Core 120 Credits
Mathematics and Information Technology 10 Credits
English Language 10 Credits
General Education 20 Credits
Year One
General Education Course I General Education Course II
Effective Use of English I General Education Course III
Essential Biology Probability and Distribution
Lab Safety and Good Laboratory Practice Essential Chemistry
Year Two
Statistical Data Analysis General Education Course IV
English for Effective Communication Food and Nutrient Chemistry
Physical and Organic Chemistry Cellular and Molecular Biology
Basic Biochemistry & Microbiology Laboratory Techniques in Practice
Quality Management for Science and TechnologyFood Analysis


Year Three
Quality Management for Science and Technology Food Analysis
Measurement Uncertainty & Test Method Development Microbiology & Toxicology
Analytical Chemistry Conformity Assessment & Laboratory Accreditation
Biochemical and DNA Technologies Emerging Technologies in Food Analysis
Professional Training and Workplace Attachment
Year Four
Food Safety Management System: Audit & Certification Bodies Management Systems for Inspection & Certification Bodies
Selected Topics in Food Safety Principles of Good Manufacturing Practice
Professional Practice and Ethics
Science Research Project

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