Food Product Design

Course Date:

Registration Period:

16 hours

9:00am to 6:00pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F) 

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

Today, consumers look for new experiences in the food they consume. Food technologists have to understand the market environment and unmask consumer insights before they embark on laboratory-based product development activities. This module is about the development of new product concepts.

Course Objective

This course aims to explore the business and technical perspectives for development of new product concepts. Using the knowledge and skills learnt, participants will be able to identify a product development strategy and design product concepts, taking into consideration consumer needs & preferences through user empathy studies, generation of concepts from the identified needs, and maximise commercial viability through systematic planning of the product development process. Innovativeness is expected to be infused in the strategy, concepts and plans and will be assessed.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Deduce commercial rationale if the new food product design is feasible to be launched.
2. Analyse market trends to determine direction for conceptualising improvements to the selected products 
3. Highlight insights to user needs for selected commercial products
4. Propose innovative concepts to meet user needs
5. Apply experimental design principles to product formulation
6. Recommend ingredients and suppliers for the product conceptualised

Topics to be covered

1. Insights to user needs for selected commercial products
2. Innovative concepts to meet user needs
3. Experimental design principles
4. Ingredients and suppliers for the product conceptualised
5. Factors for scaling up of the conceptualised products

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.