Diploma in Food Science & Technology (DFST - S47)

The Science that Spices up Lives

Ignite your passion for food and dive into the captivating realm where science meets taste!

Join us in the Diploma in Food Science & Technology (DFST) programme and unlock the secrets behind every mouth-watering bite. Explore the entire journey of food, from its raw ingredients to the intricate processes of packaging and delivering finished consumer products.

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Industry-approved, quality education

Be a part of the exciting movement towards the Singapore Food Agency's 30x30 initiative, striving to meet 30% of our nutritional needs by 2030. As a graduate, you'll play a crucial role in supporting this meaningful cause. Rest assured, our programme is accredited by the International Union of Food Science & Technology, ensuring the quality and relevance of your education.

Hands-on learning alongside industry professionals

Our industry-focused curriculum combines design thinking and hands-on projects to empower you to become a skilled food technologist who innovates and produces safe, healthy and irresistible food creations. Partner with professional Food Scientists at our state-of-the-art Food Science & Technology Centre (FIRC) where you’ll gain valuable skills that set you apart in the food industry.

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey to unravel the delicious mysteries behind the food we eat? Join us at the Diploma in Food Science & Technology course and unlock the secrets that make every bite a truly unforgettable experience!

Course Highlights

  • This course is certified by the International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST) for having met international standards and guidelines
  • 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)

What You Can Expect

  • Test out your concepts at the well-equipped facilities such as the Food Creation Lab, Dough and Roll Studio, Food Analysis Lab, Food Processing & Packaging Lab and Biotransformation Lab
  • In the second year, you'll be mentored by industry professionals in a work-based learning programme, the Industry Now Curriculum (INC), at SP’s Food Innovation Resource Centre (FIRC) or our brand new Future Food Lab (FFL)
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  • Acquire local and global perspectives on research, product development and food operations through internships and learning journeys
  • Get your food products on the shelves through industry-linked Final Year Projects
  • Enjoy direct entry and advanced standing to renowned local and overseas universities. Find out more about your further study options here
  • Explore a wide array of career options and pathways here

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Joint Poly-ITE Food Manufacturing Career Fair 2023

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