Chiang Mai University Eligible Degree and Option: B.S. Food Science and Technology Faculty of Agro-Industry

Location:
Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University
155 Moo 2, Maehia Sub-district,
Mueang District, Chiang Mai 
Thailand, 50100

Website:
http://www.agro.cmu.ac.th/agro_new/en/
www.cmu.ac.th

Contact:
Head of Submission Team
Name: Assistant Professor Dr. Panida Rattanapitikorn
Position: Faculty member, Division of Food Science and Technology
Email: panidad@yahoo.com
Tel: (66) 53 948251
Fax: (66) 53 948230

Program Description

The Bachelor Degree Science Program in Food Science and Technology
Faculty of Agro-Industry, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Specific website containing course descriptions for both background and departmental courses: 

1. http://www.agro.cmu.ac.th/education/data/fst001.pdf
2. http://www.eqd.cmu.ac.th/Curriculum/CMU38_52/Structure/13_Agro-Industry/1-Food.pdf
3. http://www.eqd.cmu.ac.th/Curriculum/CMU37_07-08/DES/Agro-Industry.pdf

The curriculum has been carefully designed and coordinated to provide three options for the students to select the best one which serve their interests and future plans in Food Science and Technology workforces. 

Option 1: Major Food Science and Technology (FST) without minor selection, students can choose the major FST elective subjects such as Fruit and vegetables technology, Dairy technology, and Sugar technology.

Option 2: Major FST with selection of minor elective subjects in Business management, Economic, Psychology, or Computer science.

Option 3: Major FST with Cooperative education program in which the students will be cooperatively trained in food factories for the minimum of one semester.
              
Quality Assurance in Education System of the Office of the High Education Commission of Thailand is an effective tool to monitor and manage the study program of the students.  

A brief overview and philosophy of our curriculum is provided as follows

Year 1:  Newcomer students are provided with the actual study plan for the 1st and 2nd registered semesters with the consent from their academic supervisors.  The student will learn the English subjects, Science courses (General chemistry, Physics and Calculus), General education subjects (Human and Social Science as well as Science and Mathematics Subjects) and Learning through activities subjects.  

Year 2: For the 2nd year students, they are required to follow FST curriculum.  Students will learn English for science subjects, Science courses (Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Microbiology and Quantitative analysis) and two main subjects on FST program which includes Food microbiology and Food processing 1.  

Year 3:  Students have to decide the program option (option 1, 2 or 3) that they prefer.  All of the students have to study major courses of FST (Food engineering 1-2, Food processing 2-3, Food legislation and standards as well as Food chemistry) and two basic Science subjects (Biochemistry and Elementary statistics).  For option 1, students will select elective courses of FST Program. In option 2, students will select minor elective subjects from Business Management, Economic, Psychology or Computer Science. This is compared to option 3 in which students have to enroll three more credits (one elective subject) and Seminar 1.     
           
Year 4:  Other major courses of FST Program (Quality control and Quality assurance, Food analysis, Human nutrition survey and improvement, Food product development, Food manufacturing management) are set for the 4th year student. For options 1 and 2, students have to enroll in Seminar 1 and Research exercise subjects. In the case of option 3, the students have to carry out research exercise and practice their knowledge in food factories for one semester (in the final semester), either by joining the food production, quality control, or a small project, assigned by a food industry supervisor.