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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:

V. R.
◈ Studied BS Food Technology
◈ At University of the Philippines Los Banos
◈ Graduated 1996

list bulletAbout my college education: They say that highschool life is better than college life. But for me, college life was as bit as fun as high school. I graduated in UP Rural Highschool and it helped me gear up towards my life in UPLB. It was a bit of everything - interesting and enjoyable... But definitely difficult and challenging. Going out of UP definitely makes you a rounded person. And it gives you lessons not only in the four walls of its rooms but also also gives you lessons in real life.

list bulletMy current job: it is not connected with the course I took - events organizer/makeup artist and a Sun Life financial advisor. I was a medical representative in Sanofi-Aventis for 9 years prior to that and practised Food Technology for 1 year after graduation at Goldilocks Bake Shops inc.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I used my credentials, but I definitely used what I learned outside the walls of the university - hard work, interpersonal skills and quick wit - charm to some point :D

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I took my course in 3.5 years. A feat in UPLB! I personally decided to rest for 6 months though jobs offers came in readily. I decided to take the job in Goldilocks after marching in April. It has the highest offer of salary during that time.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Food Technology: It has a wide array of job qualifications. Yes, I would recommend this to others. My batchmates who pursued this career path have been equally successful.
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