Study in Food Science with Nutrition involves various science disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition and engineering to teach students how food and nutrition affects the health of individuals, and also the technologies for creating new food products, and designing new processes to improve the safety and quality of foods 

A challenging programme, the study begins with an understanding of the biological and physical sciences as a basis for understanding the science of food with nutrition, as well as the relationship between nutrition and health. Students possessing an analytical, inquisitive mind who are interested in applying food science principles to further enhance the health and welfare of mankind, will benefit greatly from this programme. 

Designed to provide students with practical “hands-on” experience through a comprehensive and practical curriculum of cutting edge research and studies in food science and nutrition, the curriculum will not only enable students to gain pertinent knowledge and skills to work in the food manufacturing industry, government agencies, colleges and universities, as well as research laboratories, but will also equip them with good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in teams to solve multi-disciplinary problems. Under the direction and guidance of qualified professors and academicians, as well as experienced laboratory technologists, students are exposed to a variety of laboratory equipment and skills at the University. 

Diploma in a related field from ICAN College with a minimum CGPA of 2.00. Equivalent MQF Level 4. 
Admission level: Other requirements may be considered on a case – to – case basis
Year 1

Semester 1 (Long semester)

  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 1 (MPU-U4)
  • Chemistry 1
  • Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Applied Sciences
  • Human Physiology
  • University Life (MPU-U2)

Semester 2 (Long semester)

  • Chemistry 2
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Statistics & its Applications
  • Microbiology

Semester 3 (Short semester)

  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Nutrition & metabolism
  • Co-operative Placement 1
Year 2

Semester 1 (Long semester)

  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 2 (MPU-U4)
  • Business Law – Malaysian Perspective (MPU-U3) / Religions in Malaysia (MPU-U3)
  • Food Chemistry
  • Lifespan Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Food Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship for Applied Sciences

Semester 2 (Long semester)

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Processing & Packaging
  • Food Microbiology
  • Halal & Food Legislation
  • Free elective courses (select one)
    • Fundamentals of Marketing
    • Introduction to Public Speaking
    • Introduction to Internet Technologies

Semester 3 (Short semester)

  • Research Methodology, Safety & Ethics
  • Co-operative Placement 2
Year 3
Semester 1 (Long semester)
  • Extra-curricular Learning Experience 3 (MPU-U4)
  • Food Safety & Quality System
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Food Commodities
  • Food Science & Nutrition Research Project 1
Semester 2 (Long semester)
  • Nutrition & Non-communicable Chronic Disease
  • Food Science & Nutrition Research Project 2
  • Free elective courses (select one)
    • Enzyme Technology
    • Fermentation Technology & Downstream Processing
    • Nutrition & Functional Food
    • Nutrition, Food & Society
Semester 3 (Short semester)
  • Product Development & Sensory Evaluation
  • Food Science & Nutrition Research Project 3
  • Co-operative Placement 3

Year 1: RM 28 630.00  

Year 2: RM 26 830.00

Year 3: RM 22 570.00

Total: RM 78 030.00


Graduates will be employed in the following areas:

  • Research and development of products and processes
  • Supervision of food manufacturing processes
  • Food engineering support
  • Marketing and sales
  • Product support and promotion
  • Consulting laboratories
  • Government organisations

They may be employed as:

  • Food scientists
  • Food microbiologists
  • Flavour chemists
  • Food safety inspectors
  • Community and university educators
  • Scientific writers
  • Researchers

International Students

ICAN College welcomes International Student applications from various countries given that their qualifications are equivalent to the Malaysian standard of Qualifications.

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