We all love food, don’t we? Isn’t it awesome to be able to develop your own food products that are innovative, safe, healthy and tasty? Our Diploma in Food Science & Technology (DFST) will sit well with you, the food lover.
DFST offers an integrated curriculum that combines scientific knowledge and skills with learning on real world applications to better prepare our students for fulfilling and rewarding careers in the food industry.
Our Unique Selling Points
A well-established curriculum that blends both theory and hands-on training through practicals, assignments, overseas study trips, local field trips, projects and industrial attachments – both locally and overseas. You will learn about the science behind food; the technology of processing and packaging; and the essence of creativity.
Accredited by The International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST) on 4 September 2013.
In addition to the diploma, graduates would have completed three modules in the Advanced Certificate in Generic Manufacturing Skills (Food Manufacturing) offered by Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA).
Well-equipped laboratories which will provide you with invaluable opportunities to explore. You will also receive a wide range of training in state-of-the-art technologies. In addition, most of our projects are carried out in close collaboration with the industry, thus providing you with opportunities to acquire hands-on experience in real life working situations.
Work with the Food Innovation & Resource Centre (FIRC), a Centre of Innovation (COI), set up by SPRING Singapore and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) for the local food industry, and DesignWorks Singapore (DWS), a collaboration between Rotman DesignWorks, from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and SP via the BITE programme to provide students with real-life commercial projects.
Opportunity to participate in overseas study trips to learn about the food culture, the universities as well as to visit food processing plants.
Opportunity to graduate with three WDA certificates on Advanced Food Hygiene Practices, HACCP for Food Manufacturing and Good Manufacturing Practices for Food.
High percentage of placement at the local and overseas universities.
Participate in the successful commercialisation of a portfolio of food products including the Lemon & Kalamansi drink, Two-Ply Noodles, XO Kaya, Yamie Rice, Rainbow Rice, the Love Letter Latte coffee blend low salt & low fat sausages, low Glycemic Index (GI) fresh noodle, low GI Banana Chocolate cupcake premix and low GI brownie premix..
IUFoST promotes the advancement of global food science and technology through its education programmes, workshops, regional symposia and through working with the institutes/societies of food science and technology in many countries. Their accreditation is a testimony of DFST’s quality and its place in the training of food scientists and technologists who are world ready.
Science that spices up lives
"The knowledge I've gained throughout the three years in DFST has prepared me for my future job in food industries. It has developed my interest for food science and simultaneously, leading me to further my studies in Massey University. With almost zero knowledge of food science when I first started out, it has now become part of my everyday life!"
Koh Huann Rong
Food Science & Technology Course Medallist 2013
Food Manufacturers' Association Gold Medal winner
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