Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry with Second Major in Food Science and Technology

Single Degree with 2nd Major

A selective interdisciplinary Second Major programme with perspectives from chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and industry.

Have you ever wondered what chemicals are present in the food we eat? Or how foods are treated and packaged to ensure that they are safe to consume? There is a large and important field of science and technology dedicated to understanding food, and coming up with new ways to improve how we source, prepare, handle, and consume it.

This undergraduate programme is run by the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB) in partnership with Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and NTU's School of Biological Sciences . Topics covered include food chemistry and microbiology, food process engineering, biomedical nanotechnology, and food safety analysis. Students also undertake a semester of overseas exchange at Wageningen University, a world-renowned centre of Food Science and Technology research.

Minimum Subject Requirements

Qualification Minimum Subject Requirements
Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level H2 Level pass in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics.
Polytechnic Diploma Relevant diploma. Click here for more information.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Pass in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics at Higher Level.
NUS High School Diploma Major CAP of 2.0 in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics.
Others (including international applicants) A good grade in Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics at the senior high school level, equivalent to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Level or International Baccalaureate.

This is a full-time four-year Bachelor of Science programme.

Programme Overview

Course TypeAU
Core Courses63 AU
Prescribed Electives
Usually taken in Year 4.
22 (12) AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Common Core17 AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core: Foundational Core10 (15) AU
Second Major Courses
18 AU of courses from Wageningen University and 12 AU of Prescribed Electives from NTU.
30 AU
Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE)
Can take BDEs offered by any School.
4 (9) AU
Total146 AU


  • This curriculum applies to students matriculating in 2021 or later.
    Click here for the curricula for other matriculation years.
  • AU figures in brackets (x) indicate the number of AU if the semester long internship is selected.
  • Must read either Honours Project 1 (CM4080) or Professional Internship (CM4081).

For AY23 and before

  • A grade of A- or better in the Final Year Project is require to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).

For AY24 and after

  • A minimum CGPA of 4.50 and at least an ‘A-‘ grade for the Final Year Project (FYP), are required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction) degree.
  • A minimum CGPA of 4.00 and a ‘Pass’ grade for the Final Year Project (FYP), are required to be eligible for Honours (Distinction) degree.

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