Universiti Putra Malaysia launched its Food Science and Technology undergraduate program in 1976 and in line with Malaysian government initiative and expectations, which is to train manpower in the food industry and government agencies who are competent in the field of :
- Research and Development
- Manufacturing and Production
- Technical Sales and Service
- Quality Control
- Inspectation Services (with State of Federal Government)
To date, our faculty has produced 3773 graduates who are in forefront in conglomerate food companies and government agencies. Our regularly updated curriculum accommodates the current developments in the field of food science and technology to meet the needs of a dynamic food industry. Our lecturers are highly qualified anf adequately trained, obtaining their degrees from the world’s best universities. This program also offers specialization for final year students, in the form of Optional package Courses in Food Engineering and Processing, Food Biotechnology, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Nutrition and Functional Food, and Entrepreneurship. The aim of this programme is to produce highly skilled human capital and advanced research recoveries in the various disciplines of food science, technology and services through quality education, research and professional services.
At the end of their studies, our students are expected to have the competitive edge in the ever-challenging job market and peruse their knowledge for the development of new products, processes, equipment, and packaging as well as the professional of high quality, functional and nutritious foods.
There are many employment opportunities for the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology graduates in both the private and government sectors.
- Food Technologies, Food Microbiologist, Food Analyst, Food Chemist, Food Quality Control Officer, Food Safety Officer, Nutritionist, Research Officer, Halal Food Enforcement Officer, Quality Assurance Executive, Food Law Practicioner, Entrepreneur, Research and Development Executive, Production and Food Marketing Executive.
The faculty of Food Science & Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia offers bachelor of Science (Food Service Management). This programme integrates Food Science, Food Service Management, Culinary Art, Business and Marketing to support food service industry.
The latest facilities and infrastructure. Such as Food Service Complex, kitchen (demonstration kitchen, hot kitchen, cold kitchen and pastry kitchen). Fine dining restaurant, teaching labs (microbiology, biochemistry, food processing, food engineering, pilot plant and sensory lab), computer lab and wireless internet were built to support teaching modules and students’ on campus training.
There are many employment opportunities for the graduates in both the private and government sectors.