Second Major in Food Science & Technology

This is a prestigious new program combining four NTU existing degree programmes in Bioengineering (School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering), Biological Sciences (School of Biological Sciences), and Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences) with Food Science and Technology as a Second Major, in partnership with the Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Netherlands.

The Food Technology programme at WUR 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. WUR 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 Microbiology, Food Process Engineering and Quality System Operations will be taught by the faculties from Wageningen University with coordinators at NTU. Students will be able to choose NTU-FST prescribed elective courses 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.


FST e-Brochure

Course Highlights

  • 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 ​ ​- Research (Final Year Project) Academic (WU Core Courses) &
  • Study Trip to Wageningen University ​​-1 week of CH9202 Food Physics laboratory class & 1 week of industrial visits to various food companies and industries in the Netherlands ​ ​