Be a part of the team that designs food to excite the taste and imagination through food science and technology. Come join the ranks of food scientists and technologists to launch innovative new products to meet the needs of today’s ever curious and adventurous consumers!
Through Design Thinking, innovative teaching and industry-linked projects, you will discover the world of food – from raw materials to ingredients, processes and packaging to finished consumer products! As a food scientist or technologist, you can play an important role in making our foods more appealing yet healthier and safer!
Come journey through the Diploma in Food Science and Technology (DFST) on a D.I.E.T. (Discover, Integrate and Express with Technology) by honing your skills through basic science modules and uncovering the mysteries of food in Year 1.
In Year 2, you will integrate your food science knowledge through opportunities in ideating food concepts, performing sensory evaluation and conducting shelf-life studies, to transform raw materials into consumer focused end-products.
In Year 3, you develop processes and design food packaging that reduce food wastage and achieve sustainability of future food products. You can do this by choosing your DFST path through internship or through actual experience by taking a B.I.T.E. (Business design Infused with Technology Experience) in commercial projects.
With so many choices, what’s holding you back from choosing DFST?
Well-equipped facilities such as the Food Creation Lab, Dough and Roll Studio, Food Analysis Lab, Food Processing Lab and Biotransformation Lab
Work with the Food Innovation & Resource Centre (FIRC) at SP, a one-stop centre that provides integrated consultancy, advice and training for food companies
Successful commercialisation of a portfolio of food products including the Lemon & Kalamansi drink, Two-Ply Noodles, XO Kaya, Yamie Rice, Rainbow Rice and the Love Letter Latte coffee blend
Food Science Laboratory
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
"DFST has provided me with abundant opportunities to explore my interests through experiential learning. These experiences have allowed me to hone my technical and soft skills, and build meaningful connections within the industry. I feel immensely thankful for our dedicated lecturers who made me realise that education is not rooted in individual success, but it is entrenched in the belief that this could be used for the betterment of my community."
Magdalene Tan Qiao Hui
Food Science & Technology Course Medallist 2017
Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association Gold Medal recipient
Singapore Institute of Food Science & Technology Award cum Rintoul Scholarship recipient
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