Higher Diploma in Food Technology and Safety

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 15,033

About this course

This programme aims to provide students with professional and comprehensive training with a broad knowledge and practical skills relating to food, nutrition, food product development, safety management. It covers a spectrum of modules including food technology, food legislation, food testing, food packaging, food quality audit and systems implementation, and food product innovation.
This programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent 


Semester 1 :

  • English and Communication : Workplace Interaction
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • Vocational Chinese Communication I : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Information Technology Essentials - Applied Science
  • Essential Chemistry and Applications
  • Statistics
  • Microbiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Safety and Laboratory Practice
  • Introduction to Professional Practices in Food Science and Technology

Semester 2 :

  • English and Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A)
  • Vocational Chinese Communication III : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • Fundamental Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Quality and Certification
  • Food Chemistry and Nutritional Analysis

Semester 3 :

  • Food Processing
  • Food Legislation
  • Enrichment Module
  • Industrial attachment
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)

Semester 4 :

  • English and Communication :  Promotional Materials
  • Food Technology
  • Global Food and Marketing
  • Sensory Evaluation of Food
  • Epidemiology of Food Related Illnesses
  • Project

Semester 5 :

  • English and Communication :  Persuasive Presentations
  • English and Communication Reports
  • Food Packaging
  • Food Toxicology
  • Project
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace

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