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Healthcare, Sport and Wellness Food Science

Food Science

Food science plays a critical role in ensuring that the food supply is safe, sustainable, and nutritious. HKU SPACE offers an extensive range of progammes in food science to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of food chemistry, food safety, quality control, and principles and technologies in food processing and preservation.

Our programme curriculum combines food safety management, food science and technology concepts, practical sessions, industry-focused learning, and experiential learning such as site visits. Students can pursue career in the food and catering industries, and hospitality.

Food Science Programmes

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The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge of the operation of the foodservice system and basic management skills. Students who successfully complete this certificate and Advanced Certificate in Quality Control and Food Safety Management will be awarded the HKU SPACE Advanced Diploma in Food Business Management. These programmes equip students to take up supervisory duties in the food industry.
Start 29 JUL 2024 (MON)
Duration 5 months
Fee $17,000 / $13,600 (Advanced Certificate with Module A exemption)
The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge of food safety, food hygiene management as well as principles and regulations for quality assurance. This certificate has been recognised by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department as equivalent to Hygiene Managers training course.
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Duration 5 months
Fee $17,000 / $12,900 (Advanced Certificate with Module A exemption)
The programme aims to enable healthcare professionals to gain a critical understanding of the impact of nutrition and diet to prevent and manage diabetes. Students will apply knowledge gained and develop their skills to assist individuals with diabetes to implement evidence-based dietary recommendations to optimise their nutritional status and diabetic control.
Start To be advised
Duration 30 hours
Fee HK$7900
The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge of food science, including chemical and analytical aspects of food components, relation of microorganisms and food as well as principles of food processing and preservation techniques.
Start To be advised
Duration 5 months
Fee HK$17500
This course is designed for individuals who have an interest in food, nutrition and health. It will provide them with a better understanding of a balanced diet and its importance for health and disease prevention.
Start 26 SEP 2024 (THU)
Duration 8 weeks
Fee HK$2,500
開課日期 2024年10月12日 (星期六)
修業期 2個星期
課程費用 HK$1600
The course covers the good hygiene principles, legislation and practices required for the proper operation of food premises.  To implement what students have learned from the course, not only for safe food provision, but also to gain the confidence of customers.
Start To be advised
Duration 2 days
Fee HK$1600


The programme aims to

  • develop students' awareness and understanding of various concepts and technological skills in food innovation, science, and technology
  • help students explore the career opportunity of the ever-changing food product innovation industry and be well equipped to contribute to the development of the industry
開課日期 待定
修業期 2年