This course provides scientific training in food science and nutrition. Nutrition subjects will equip you with knowledge and skills necessary for careers in community and healthcare settings. Food science subjects offer insights into the chemistry and reactions of food, an important area of knowledge in the food industry.
Minimum Entry Requirements
|English Language (EL1)*||Grades 1-7|
|Mathematics (E or A)||Grades 1-6|
|One of the following Science subjects #||Grades 1-6|
|Any two other subjects, excluding CCA||－|
# Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Engineering Science, Food & Nutrition, Physical Science, Physics, Science (Chemistry, Biology), Science (Physics, Biology), Science (Physics, Chemistry)
*Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/Unified Examination Chinese (UEC) holders must have a minimum of grade 6 for the relevant English Language subject (e.g. Bahasa Inggeris).
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The cut-off point for the Applied Food Science & Nutrition course varies between 12-15 points depending on the demand for the course and quality of first choice applicants. The cut-off point is to be used as a guide only as it may vary from year to year depending on the aggregate scores of students applying for the course. The cut-off point is the aggregate of the last student admitted to the course and is generated by the computer after it has allocated a course to all students who participated in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE).
You may be granted between one to two years of exemption by overseas universities for relevant degree programmes depending on your academic performance. Degree courses such as Food Science, Food Science & Nutrition, or Nutrition & Dietetics are all possible choices overseas. You will be able to consider Australian universities such as Flinders University, University of New South Wales and RMIT University; universities in United Kingdom such as Reading University, King’s College, University of Surrey; and the University of Otago in New Zealand. Locally, the National University of Singapore also offers a degree in Food Science and Technology.
Our graduates can embark on careers in the food, nutrition and healthcare industries as:
This is the first and only course in Singapore that offers a dual emphasis on food science and nutrition. In this course, learning goes beyond the classroom or laboratory into a real-world setting. An ice-cream manufacturing plant that manufactures frozen dessert, for instance, gives you valuable hands-on experience in this area.
Yes, certainly! This is a local diploma with an international flavour! As part of the Overseas Student Internship Programme, our students have been attached to companies in Bangkok, India, China and Australia.
Although the two courses share several subjects, there are other subjects that make the two courses different. For example, Baking Science, Asian and Western Culinary Practicums, Baking and Culinary Technology Application are taught in the Baking & Culinary Science diploma while Food Preservation and Quality Assurance, Food Processing, and many nutrition subjects are taught in the Applied Food Science & Nutrition diploma.
Baking & Culinary Science prepares students to work in bakeries, central kitchens and food & beverage establishments. Graduates can find job opportunities as baking technologists, food service executives, hygiene officers, junior chefs, product development executives and R&D executives.
Applied Food Science & Nutrition graduates can embark on a career in the food, nutrition and healthcare industries. They may be employed as nutrition executives, dietetic technologists, nutrition educators, food laboratory analysts, R&D executives, QA/QC officers, food microbiologists, or food hygiene officers in food operations.
Students can later choose to specialise in areas of nutrition or food science.
A Diploma in Applied Food Science & Nutrition. This course emphasises the fundamentals of food science, nutrition and relevant skills for application in the food, nutrition and healthcare industries. It will provide a broad-based education, which covers the core knowledge of food science and nutrition, in the first one-and-a-half years of study. Graduates from the Diploma in Applied Food Science & Nutrition enjoy advanced standing in universities in Australia and New Zealand.
No. You are still required to go overseas to obtain your dietetics and nutrition qualifications. Please visit the Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association at www.snda.org.sg for more information on the universities that offer a dietetics degree.
Students have found their time in TP enriching, fulfilling and exciting. It has taught them to be more adventurous and open to challenges. For example, the training factory producing frozen desserts has provided students with a myriad of opportunities in running a real business entity. For students who have pursued their degrees, they have credited their time at TP for the foundation needed to do well and that has provided them with an edge over their university counterparts.
“Besides learning core subjects like food chemistry, nutrition and quality assurance, I have the opportunity to study other cross-disciplinary subjects such as life sciences, sociology and statistics. The holistic training at TP has boosted my confidence and equipped me with the necessary skills to set up my own café business after I graduate.”
- Lee Hui Ling, student
Employers are pleased with the hands-on approach our graduates are being exposed to. These opportunities train them in problem-solving skills and foster in them a ‘can do’ attitude in all that they do.
“Our company has been taking student interns from the Diploma in Applied Food Science & Nutrition. What impressed me is their excellent problem-solving skills. This, coupled with a positive working attitude, has made their presence much appreciated.”
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