Making Sense using Sensory Techniques

Course Details
2 days

9 am to 6pm

Singapore Polytechnic

Food Innovation and Resource Centre
500 Dover Road
Block T11B Level 3 Room 301 Singapore 139651

Course Introduction
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 Objectives
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

9.00-10.15 amIntroduction to Sensory
10.15-10.30 amTea Break
10.30-11.45 amBest practices in Sensory Evaluation
11.45-12.45 pmLunch
12.45-2.45 pmApplication of Sensory in Research & Development (1)
2.45-3.00 pmTea Break
3.00-3.30 pmStatistics for Affective Test Analysis
3.30-6.00 pmApplication of Sensory in Research & Development (2)
Day 2
9.00-9.30 amStatistics for Discrimination Test Analysis
9.30-10.15amRecruitment and training of panellists (with hands-on)
10.15-10.30 amTea Break
10.30-11.45 amApplication of Sensory in Quality Control (1)
11.45-12.45 pmLunch
12.45-2.45 pmApplication of Sensory in Quality Control (2)
2.45-3.00 pmTea Break
3.00-3.30 pmStatistics for Descriptive Test Analysis
3.30-5.15 pmAssessment
5.15-6.00 pmQuestion & Answer Session


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.

Minimum Entry Requirements
There are no minimum requirements for this course.

Award / Certification / Accreditation
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to every participant upon successful completion of at least 75% of the course.

Course Fee
Fees Payable:
$535 (after GST)

Funding Incentives

There are no funding incentives for this course.

Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

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For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.
The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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Important Dates
Course Dates:
09 - 10 Sep 2019

Registration Period:
11 Jun - 23 Aug 2019

*Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
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b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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