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Food Safety and Quality Assurance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
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With the increasing local and worldwide incidence of foodborne illness which leads to many losses, it is essential to acquire food safety knowledge through advance training which covers various aspects from micro and macro components of food to understanding the food policy development, risk analysis, food regulation and food safety management system. Food safety has become crucial due to globalization of food supply chain and international trade.

Master of Food Safety and Quality Assurance (MoFS) is a postgraduate program by coursework aims to provide profound knowledge through integrated approach. This will benefit both government and food industry and related stakeholders. Understanding the sound science behind food safety will ensure food produced is free from harmful biological, chemical and physical contaminants thus contribute to customer satisfaction and confidence.

The uniqueness of MoFS program is that it allows strong networking and collaboration among experts, government and industries. In addition, it provides further insight on food safety and quality aspects towards empowering the economy. The graduates will acquire better understanding in a diverse range of areas in food safety for a more rewarding career development. The exposure and knowledge gained can be applied in securing quality research and production of safe food for health and wellness.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Food Micro Components
  • Microbiological Food Safety
  • Food Quality Assurance
  • Food Safety Management
  • Food Diagnostic
  • Food Safety Toxicology
  • Food Safety Standard and Regulation
  • Quality of Food Products
  • Project
  • Shelf Life of Foods
  • Advanced Food Packaging
  • Food Engineering and Processing
  • Food Process and Plant Design
  • Laboratory for Food Technology
  • Food Innovations
  • Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    42 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants with good scholastic achievement in a bachelor’s degree in disciplines related to the programme, with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or its equivalent, or
  • CGPA 2.75 – 2.99 with a minimum of one (1) year of working experience in the field of study, or
  • CGPA 2.50 – 2.74 with a minimum of three (3) years   of working experience in the field of study.
  • A local applicant must have obtained at least a credit in English at the “Sijil  Pelajaran  Malaysia”  level  or  equivalent,  or  have  passed English courses at the Diploma or Bachelor level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1098 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 549 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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  • 1,206 MYR for Local Students
  • 2,206 MYR for International Students


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