Diploma in Food Science & Technology (DFST - S47)


Want to uncover the mysteries behind the food we eat or excite the taste buds of consumers? Come join the Diploma in Food Science & Technology (DFST) at SP.

You will discover the world of food - from raw ingredients, processes, packaging to finished consumer products, through our carefully designed curriculum, with a strong emphasis on design thinking and industry-linked projects.

In year 2, students can opt into an Industry Now Curriculum (INC) where they will acquire skills and knowledge through exciting industry projects under the supervision of Food Scientists at Food Innovation Resource Centre (FIRC).

Upon graduation, you will be equipped with relevant knowledge and skills to join the ranks of food technologists to innovate and produce foods that are safer, healthier and tastier!


Course Highlights

  • Well-equipped facilities such as the Food Creation Lab, Dough and Roll Studio, Food Analysis Lab, Food Processing & Packaging Lab and Biotransformation Lab
  • Opportunity to participate in a work-based learning programme - Industry Now Curriculum (INC) jointly offered by DFST and SP’s Food Innovation Resource Centre (FIRC)
  • This course is certified by the International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST) for having met international standards and guidelines
  • Opportunities to acquire local/global perspective on research, product development and food operations through internships and learning journeys
  • Successful commercialisation of food products such as the XO Kaya and Lemon & Kalamansi drink through industry-linked Final Year Projects


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.

Food Science Laboratory


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