An international accreditation
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.