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BS in Food Technology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Food Technology (BSFT) is a four-year degree program that focuses on the scientific preparation, processing, and distribution of food. It also deals with the improvement of food product flavor, appearance, storage qualities, and the control of quality changes during processing, marketing, and distribution. The program provides students with knowledge in the foundation of food technology associated with raw food materials, production management, and food science. 


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in BS in Food Technology are encouraged to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Academic Track. The strand provides the basics of applied mathematics and sciences that will be useful in their college life.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Food Processing
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Packaging and Labeling
  • Food Laws
  • Food Engineering
  • Food Quality Assurance
  • Food Safety
  • Environmental Management for Food Industries
  • Basic Business Management
  • Post-harvest Handling Technology

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Food Technology are expected to be able to:

  • Observe food laws and regulations when distributing in the local and international market
  • Properly conduct food analysis
  • Implement quality management in laboratories and food safety
  • Oversee operations in food processing

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in a food industry company or institution


Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Registered Food Technologist in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Nutrition and Dietetics needs to pass the Nutritionist–Dietitian Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Food Technology under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Food Technology may pursue a career path in the food industry. They may apply as a food technician, research technician, food inspector, safety food controller, food operations officer, or a food researcher.

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Reviews of BS in Food Technology graduates:

R. T.
◈ Studied BS Food Technology
◈ At University of the Philippines Los Banos
◈ Graduated 2010

list bulletWhy did I choose Food Technology: My first choice of course was a quota course and I did not make it to the cut. So I enrolled on my second choice which is BS FT.

list bulletAbout my college education: As a BS FT student, you will first learn the basics in chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology prior to having food science major subjects. Subjects are difficult and challenging. If you do not have focus and determination, it is very easy to fail the subject. But sometimes, even through your best efforts, you will still fail. Do not despair, there is always a next sem! :) Just do your best, work hard and pray harder.

list bulletMy current job: I am a Warehouse Staff at International Flavors & Fragrances.
Prior to joining this, I was QA Analyst in Big E Foods Corp.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I have learned a lot in college. However, most of the theoretical knowledge is not really applicable in the industry. Most companies have different ways in running things as well as in testing, some were not even taught in the classroom.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I had a job 2 weeks after graduation, because I have been applying early on.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Food Technology: Yes, there are a lot of great career opportunities that await a BS FT graduate. The food industry is very broad and man cannot live without food, so our industry will never vanish! :)

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Stay focused and never surrender! Hardships are there to test you, don't let it defeat you.
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