Consumer and Sensory Studies for Food Products

Course Date:

Registration Period:

16 hours

9:00am to 6:00pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F) 

Singapore Polytechnic 

Course Introduction

Sensory Evaluation is a very important tool for product development. Food manufacturers are recognising the value of using consumer and sensory studies to measure product acceptability, differences, improvements and opportunities.

Course Objective

This course aims to provide deeper and broader knowledge and practical tools in experimental design and sensory analysis. Participants can apply the sensory evaluation skills to evaluate the acceptability of new food products after the R&D development. The skills are important to decide the feasibility to launch the new food products to the market.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Explain the importance of sensory evaluation in the food industry
2. Differentiate the roles between consumer and sensory studies using case studies
3. Differentiate various sensory test methodologies and their applications in the food industry. 
4. Evaluate various types of statistical methods used for sensory evaluation 
5. Explain the purposes, applications, principles of descriptive tests 
6. Differentiate various consumer test methodologies and their applications in the food industry.

Topics to be covered

1. Roles of consumer and sensory studies
2. Sensory testing methods (Product Oriented tests)
3. Consumer testing methods (Consumer Oriented tests)
4. Novel methods in Sensory and consumer studies

Suitable for

Assistant Food Technologist / Food Technologist / R&D Chef / Product Technologist / Innovation Manager

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Basic English Proficiency and Full-time Polytechnic Diploma / ITE Technical Diploma / ITE Technical Engineering Diploma / ITE Work-Learn Technical Diploma

Award / 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

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Full Fees (before GST): $820.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $17.22
GST payable for others: $57.40

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$738.00$99.22
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$574.00$263.22
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$574.00$263.22
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$738.00$99.22
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$877.40

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

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

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is a new run.

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)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available 

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