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AS114213 Higher Diploma in Food Technology and Safety
Curriculum   Career Prospects   Articulation Arrangement / Credit Exemption
Duration of Study 2 Years
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) IVE (Chai Wan)
Entrance Requirements Please refer to General Entrance Requirement
Programme Aims This programme aims to provide students with professional and comprehensive training with a broad knowledge and practical skills relating to food, nutrition, food product development, safety management. It covers a spectrum of modules including food technology, food legislation, food testing, food packaging, food quality audit and systems implementation, and food product innovation.

This programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

This programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Curriculum

Semester 1:

  • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development : Self-efficacy Enhancement
  • Vocational Chinese Communication I : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Information Technology Essentials - Applied Science
  • Essential Chemistry and Applications
  • Statistics
  • Microbiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Safety and Laboratory Practice
  • Introduction to Professional Practices in Food Science and Technology

 

Semester 2:

  • English and Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development : Global Vision
  • Whole Person Development : SMART in Action
  • Vocational Chinese Communication III : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Fundamental Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Quality and Certification
  • Food Chemistry and Nutritional Analysis
  • Food Legislation

 

Semester 3:

  • Whole Person Development : Integrated Career Development
  • Food Processing
  • Public Health Legislation
  • Enrichment Module
  • Industrial Attachment

 

Semester 4:

  • English and Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Food Technology
  • Food Costing and Marketing
  • Sensory Evaluation of Food
  • Epidemiology of Food Related Illness
  • Project

 

Semester 5:

  • English and Communication : Persuasive Presentations
  • English and Communication Reports
  • Food Packaging
  • Global Food Issues
  • Food Toxicology
  • Meat Hygiene and Food Inspection
  • Project
Career Prospects Graduates may be employed in various food and nutritional related industries and public health services, including food production, healthcare organizations, wellness centres, healthy food companies, catering organizations, global food logistics and business trade, food product testing, health inspectors for Food and Environmental Health Department and food safety auditors. Graduates are competent to fill positions at technical, supervisory and managerial levels as food technical assistants, food quality controllers, food logistic and hygiene managers, and other relevant technical practitioners in the food trade discipline.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programme :
  1. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food and Nutrition offered by the University of Ulster, United Kingdom;
  2. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food Science offered by the London South Bank University, United Kingdom;
  3. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food Science (Food Safety) offered by the London South Bank University, United Kingdom;
  4. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food Science (New Product Development) offered by the London South Bank University, United Kingdom;
  5. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food and Nutrition offered by the London South Bank University, United Kingdom;
  6. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Baking Science and Technology offered by the London South Bank University, United Kingdom;
  7. Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics offered by Queensland University of Technology, Australia;
  8. Bachelor of Nutrition Science offered by Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and
  9. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition (Reg No. 251919)# offered by University of Northumbria at Newcastle, United Kingdom (in collaboration with SHAPE).

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE.
Professional Recognition
Graduates are eligible to apply for the Full Membership of Hong Kong Food Professionals Association and Hong Kong Food Hygiene Administrators Association.
Note(s):
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
There might be changes in the course details.