Programme Overview

B Food Technology with Honours
Singapore Institute of Technology
4 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2024
Next intake
Campus location
The Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours will be offered as an SIT-conferred degree programme with effect from AY2024. Please refer to the public statement here .

The Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours is a four-year direct honours programme, offering a curriculum focused on Food Product Technology, combining food science, food engineering and food business, and equips students with the fundamentals of food science and applied food technology skills required for a career in the food industry.

Students will learn not only in the classroom but through practical laboratory and workshop sessions that focus on industry problems and solutions. Students will obtain hands-on experience in industrial-standard food processing plants. The lecturers are highly experienced researchers with valuable work experience in international food industries.

Food is vital to everyday life. The growing focus on health and well-being through food consumption is increasing. World economies are looking for new ways to add value to raw products. All these add up to excellent salaries, international careers and increasing demand for skilled food technology graduates.

Worldwide, food development and manufacturing are recognised as crucial sectors in the global economy. This means an increased demand for graduates to fill vacancies. The Bachelor in Food Technology with Honours programme trains students to be innovators and agents of change in the food industry. Students will learn how to apply scientific and engineering principles, and recognise and create what is needed in the marketplace. They will also gain the entrepreneurial skills to bring new ideas to the consumer successfully.

Programme Highlights

Practise Food Technology from Day One - Modules are practical and applied, providing valuable hands-on experience in food technology from day one.

Balance of Science, Technology and Business - Students will gain an integrated understanding of food science and the way it is applied through technology and business in actual manufacturing scenarios.

Problem-Solving - Students work on industry food science and technology projects including the development of safe, healthy, nutritious, environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions for different communities around the world.

A Business and Management Focus - Students will develop a powerful mix of business and managerial skills applied to real industry projects, allowing them to develop and practise their professional strategies and skills, helping them succeed in their future careers.

Classes focus on Problem-Solving - As part of our applied learning pedagogy, students in this programme will actively work to solve problems in practical sessions.

Career Opportunities
This degree programme delivers confident graduates renowned for their ability to coordinate the development and introduction of new products, processes and packaging which are in compliance with legal requirements meeting safety, quality, nutrition, hygiene, cost and environmental needs.

Students will embark on an exciting pathway leading to a wide variety of professions in the food industry, which include: Food Technologist, Product Development Technologist, Process Engineer, Production Engineer, Flavour Technologist, Packaging Technologist, Quality Specialist, Food Safety Specialist, Sensory Specialist, as well as Food Microbiologist or Food Chemist. Students will also have the opportunity to further their studies in postgraduate research.

Integrated Work Study Programme

Students will gain 12 months of work experience under the Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) in the food industry, with the unique opportunity to work on industry projects and solve problems.

Career Options

Graduates can look forward to working in, but not limited to, the following occupational fields: 

  • Quality Control and Assurance 
  • Food Manufacturing 
  • Food Microbiology and Safety
  • Sensory, Nutrition and Regulatory 
  • Product Development

Programme Structure (AY2024/25)*

  1. Core Modules
    (219 Credits)
  2. Elective Modules
    (6 Credits)
  3. University Modules
    (15 Credits)
Module Title Credits
Mass and Energy Balance 6
Global and Creative Solutions in Food Technology 6
Engineering Mathematics 1 6
Biochemistry 6
Engineering Fundamentals (Mechanics and Electricity) 6
Food Product Development 6
Programming for Engineering 6
Industrial Microbiology 6
Chemistry for Food Technology 6
Chemical Energetics 6
Molecules to Materials 6
Heat and Mass - Conservation and Transfer 6
Fluid Flow and Particle Technology 6
Food Manufacturing 6
 Food Microbiology and Safety 6
Food Chemistry 6
Engineering Mathematics 2 6
Nutrition and Food Choice 6
Food Formulation Technology 6
 Food Characterisation 6
Statistical Modelling for Engineers and Technologists 6
Food Packaging Engineering and Legislation 6
Industrial Systems Improvement 6
Process Engineering Operations 6
Reaction Technology and Process Modelling 6
Innovative Food Design and Development 12
Advanced Food Technology 7
Food Technology Project 10
Integrated Work Study Programme 30
Industry Capstone Project 10

* The programme structure is subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.

Eligibility and Exemption

Holders of articulated diplomas will be eligible for direct entry to Year 2 of the programme in the AY2024 intake.

Articulated diplomas are:

  • Food Science and Nutrition (Nanyang Polytechnic)
  • Food Science and Technology (Singapore Polytechnic)
  • Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science (Temasek Polytechnic; formerly Applied Food Science and Nutrition)

Holders of non-articulated diplomas, A level, International Baccalaureate diploma, and other equivalent Year 12 qualifications may apply for admission to the programme from the AY2025 intake onwards.

Fees and Finances

    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $41,520.00 for SG Citizens / $155,652.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $80,800.00 for Permanent Resident / $155,652.00 Non-subsidised fees.
    Subsidised fees per credit
    Total credit
    Tuition fees: $111,180.00 for International Student / $155,652.00 Non-subsidised fees.

    Industry Advisory Committee

    The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are:

    Dr Peter Ong
    Chief Executive Officer 
    KH Roberts Ptd Ltd
    Mr Lee Kiow Seng
    Seagift Food Pte Ltd 
    Dr Saw Lin Kiat
    Chief Executive Officer
    Mr Lim Kay Kong
    Executive Director and
    Group Research and Development Manager
    Prima Limited
    Associate Professor Matthew Tan
    Chief Executive Officer, Asia
    Assentoft Aqua Asia Pte Ltd