Undergraduate Programme

UH6541002 - Food Science and Nutrition


Programme Info

This programme is designed to produce food scientists with specialisation in food science and nutrition. Students of this programme will study the physical, microbiological, and chemical makeup of food with special emphasis on food sciences (food toxicology, functional foods, food innovation, enzymes in food processing, food ingredients) and nutrient content of food, nutritional function of foods and its effects on health. Students will be required to undergo industrial training outside the university to enable them to gain work experience and opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Graduates from this programme can be employed in the food industry, government/non-government agencies, education and research sector.

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Career Prospect


Graduates in this discipline will have the opportunity to work in governmental institutions such as the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and other research institutions related to food and nutrition, and as academicians in higher learning institutions.


Graduates in this discipline will have the opportunity to work in food industries related to quality assurance/food quality, food processing, research, food product development and food services.



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Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition
Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia.

+60 88 320 000


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