BS 2nd major in food science

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

Single Degree with 2nd Major

Programme Type

Full-time

Undergraduate Admissions

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This is a prestigious new programme combining the Biological Sciences (Honours) programme with the highly popular Food Sciences and Technology as a 2nd Major, in partnership with the University of Wageningen and School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences in NTU.

The Food Technology programme at Wageningen University has been in place for more than 50 years and is considered one of the best and most innovative programmes in its field in Europe. Wageningen University offers high-level courses and research in all areas of food science; ranging from advanced technical fields, such as Process Engineering or Chemistry, to fields with a more economic or sociological focus, such as Marketing and Gastronomy. 

Students will be selected from each school to join the FST from the 2nd year of their BEng/BSc programmes. 5 core courses of this major (consisting of both theoretic and practice parts): Food Chemistry, Food Physics, Food Microbiology, Food Process Engineering, and Food Quality Design, will be taught by the faculties from Wageningen University with coordinators at NTU. Students will be able to choose prescribed electives from SCBE, SBS and SPMS. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme will benefit students who are interested in NTU BSc/BEng programmes and at the same time have a strong curiosity about food process with engineering and industrial point of view. 


  • ​Online learning via Wageningen University course site with weekly interactive Live Question Hour (LQH) 
  • ​Networking for Career Development in Local Food Industry ​ 
  • ​Priority Internship in Local Food Industry ​ 
  • ​Student Exchange with Wageningen University ​ 
    1. ​​Academic (WU Core Courses) 
    2. ​Research (Final Year Project) ​ 
  • ​Study Trip to Wageningen University ​
    1. 1 week of CH9202 Food Physics laboratory class ​ ​ ​ ​
    2. 1 week of industrial visits to various food companies and industries in the Netherlands ​ ​ ​ 

At least H2 or equivalent pass in Mathematics and a H2 Level or equivalent pass in Physics, Chemistry or Biology 

OR 

At least H1 or equivalent pass in Mathematics and two H2 Level or equivalent pass in Physics, Chemistry or Biology 

This is a full time four-year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Sciences with 2nd major in Food Science and Technology.

During the period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with Food Science and Technology Major, a student must pursue such courses of ​study as may be prescribed by Regulations made by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the School of Biological Sciences.

For successful completion of the programme and be eligible for graduation, students are required to fulfil the following requirements:

  1. For students admitted to (from AY2021 and onwards), to obtain a total of not less than 137 academic units within the maximum period permitted, unless granted exemption by the School from taking certain courses, on a case-by-case basis.
  2. For students admitted (from AY2018 to AY2020), to obtain a total of not less than 146 academic units within the maximum period permitted.
  3. For students admitted in (AY2017 and before), to obtain a total of not less than 147 academic units within the maximum period permitted.
  4. Students are required to maintain a CGPA of at least 4.0 throughout their course of study. Should a student fail to maintain the required CGPA, the school would recommend him/her the option to drop the 2nd Major and join the standard BS (Hons) programme.
  5. To qualify for the Food Science and Technology Major, students must complete a minimum of:
    • 30AUs of FST courses for AY20201 intake and onwards
    • 33AUs of FST courses for AY2020 intake and before

    The courses fall under the Broadening & Deepening Education (BDE) /General Education Requirement Unrestricted Elective (GER-UE)/ category.

  6. To have gained a pass grade in all the Major and general education requirement courses as determined by the School of Biological Sciences; and
  7. Fulfilled other such requirements as may be prescribed by the Academic Board.

Programme Structure details for matriculation Year 2021

Programme Structure details for previous matriculation Years

This programme is for students with an interest in biology and wish to gain further understanding on food processes through an engineering and industrial point of view. 
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