Bachelor of Science (Honours) Food Science Program By Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Subject Biological Sciences
  • Duration 36 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Jan, May, Oct
Food Science is a multidisciplinary science that intergrates various fundamentals and potential aspects of food molecules, post-harvest processing and food quality assessment. Food science includes the application of scientific/technological knowledge in minimising post-harvest losses; increasing agricultural productivity, improving the quantity, safety and nutritional quality of crops and animals by all available "tools", including biotechnology and food safety. Students pursuing the Food Science programme would be equipped with an in-depth understanding of science as it applies to foods and involves hands-on laboratory activities. As food and its nutrients are essential for our survival, the opportunity to understand and tackle some of the greatest challenges facing mankind is one which you may find appealing. Food Science applies the pure science subjects, such as chemistry, biology, nutrition, biochemistry, and microbiology, to the study of the nature, properties and composition of food and the changes whcih they undergo during storage and processing.

About University

Established in 2002, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is a leading university in Malaysia with two campuses in the Kampar district of Perak (around 190km from Kuala Lumpur) and in Kajang, Selangor (around 20km from Kuala Lumpur).


Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) offers over 74 undergraduate degree programs, 31 master’s degree programs,  12 Doctorate programsand 4 Foundation programs in disciplines such as business, engineering, mathematics, creative industries and design, social sciences, education, medicine and Chinese studies. All degree programs are taught in English with the exception of the Chinese Studies programs. Students also have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as an elective course in their undergraduate degree.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman goes beyond imparting technical knowledge. It encourages students to enhance their soft skill competencies through various extracurricular activities such as soft skills development, student entrepreneurship, community projects, sports, and many other character-building events.


It’s also an ideal university for students who are looking for international exposure, experience, and friendship. Malaysia is a unique country with a rich diversity in culture where people interact with cultures from the West, Chinese, Islam, Indian, and Asians. Given this advantage, UTAR incorporates such multi-cultural dimensions into all aspects of its learning, teaching, research and collaboration.

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