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Making Sense Using Sensory Techniques

Topic:Applied & Health Sciences

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    10 May 2022 to 11 May 2022
  • Registration Period:

    20 Feb 2022 to 03 May 2022
  • Time:

    08:30 AM to 05:30 PM,
    2 days
  • Mode of Training:

  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:


The process of eating makes use of all the five senses at once. The sensory quality of a food product is an important factor influencing its success in the marketplace. You can increase the chances of a product's success by understanding and measuring the sensory quality of foods.

Course Objective

In this course, sensory techniques will be explained with a strong emphasis on the practicality of sensory evaluation in a fast moving industrial setting. Training and screening of panel members, and statistical interpretation of data will also be covered. The course will include practical activities to help participants in delivering the best sensory practice in their work environment.

Course Outline

Day 1
• Introduction to Sensory
• Best practices in Sensory Evaluation
• Application of Sensory in Research & Development (1)
• Statistics for Affective Test Analysis
• Application of Sensory in Research & Development (2)

Day 2
• Statistics for Discrimination Test Analysis
• Recruitment and training of panellists (with hands-on)
• Application of Sensory in Quality Control (1)
• Application of Sensory in Quality Control (2)
• Statistics for Descriptive Test Analysis
• Assessment
• Question & Answer Session

Minimum Requirements

There are no minimum requirements for this course.

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

This course is suitable for those without prior knowledge of sensory science and also for prospective entrepreneurs who is interested to venture into the food manufacturing businesses.

Course Fees

Full Course Fees (before GST): $500.00

Applicants/Eligibility Full Fees (before GST) Fee (after GST) GST
Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents, LTVP+ Holders and Others $500.00 $545.00 $45.00

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

Funding Incentives

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Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
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