An in­ter­na­tional ac­cred­i­ta­tion

The Sun (Malaysia) - - EDUCATION FOCUS -

THE School of Science’s Bach­e­lor of Food Science and Tech­nol­ogy was re­cently ac­cred­ited by the In­ter­na­tional Union of Food Science and Tech­nol­ogy (IUFoST).

The recog­ni­tion for the three­year de­gree pro­gramme and Hon­ours pro­gramme was pre­sented to the Course Co­or­di­na­tor Dr Siow Lee Fong from the School of Science in a spe­cial cer­e­mony at the 18th World Congress of Food Science and Tech­nol­ogy held in Dublin.

The IUFoST ac­cred­i­ta­tion cer­ti­fies that the Bach­e­lor of Food Science and Tech­nol­ogy course of­fered at Monash Malaysia meets in­ter­na­tional stan­dards and guide­lines for out­come-based pro­grammes.

Prof Steven Lang­ford, Head of School said: “The ac­cred­i­ta­tion fa­cil­i­tates mu­tual recog­ni­tion of grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions among the global IUFoST ac­cred­ited cour­ses, which may now lead to greater re­cruit­ment op­por­tu­nity, in­dus­try en­gage­ment and a wider pool of in­tern­ship place­ment com­pa­nies.”

Monash Malaysia is the first pri­vate ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tion in the coun­try to have re­ceived this ac­cred­i­ta­tion. Ap­proval of the ac­cred­i­ta­tion was based on course con­tent and qual­ity, which was as­sessed by in­ter­ac­tion with the lo­cal food in­dus­try, gov­ern­ment and non­govern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions (NGOs).

IUFoST is the global sci­en­tific or­gan­i­sa­tion for food science and tech­nol­ogy, rep­re­sent­ing over 300,000 mem­bers from more than 75 coun­tries.

Siow, flanked by Dr Thoo Yin Yin (left) and Dr Choo Wee Sim, with their ac­cred­i­ta­tion award from IUFoST.

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