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Department of Food & Nutrition Science

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Introduction

This department is offering 4-year B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Food & Nutrition Science under the Institute of Food Science & Technology. Total credit hours of the program are 150 with 8 semesters during 4 years.

Vision

Providing state-of-art knowledge and skills in the field of Food & Nutrition Science for sustainable development of Food industries and meeting the nutrition demand.

Graduate Admissions
Online admision

Mission

  • Offer a student-centered, prime quality teaching in the field of Food and Nutrition to produce the qualified skilled graduates who will be able to serve time demanding food-related industrial and related sectors
  • To expand basic and applied knowledge in food science and nutrition through scientific research
  • Develop the students as effective researchers in the related field and provide research and professional services facilities to streamline and optimize operations which contribute to the supply of quality food for a better life of the nation
  • Contribute as food engineering professionals in industry, including government or scholarly community
  • Develop the skills to find gainful employment in academics, industry and government organizations.

Message from the Chairman

It is a great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the Department of Food & Nutrition Science (FNS) under the Faculty of Science at the Sheikh Hasina University of Science & Technology (SHUST).

Establishment of a hunger free world with safe and secured food is a great challenge for all. SHUST has come up to take the challenge of this crucial issue and opened the Department of Food & Nutrition Science (FNS) with an aim to provide skilled and educated manpower to ensure safe and secured food from farm to fork.

Our department is dedicated to provide a comprehensive and dynamic learning experience that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the rapidly evolving field of food and nutrition. In addition, to provide a practical learning experience, students are required to undergo training in various government and non-government agencies as well as in the food industry. In this regard, for providing of education in hand, we increased modern lab facilities i.e. (i) Food Quality Control Lab, (ii) Food Packaging & Preservation Lab, (iii) Food Research Development Lab, (iv) Food Chemistry Lab and (V) Food Microbiology Lab in addition to Physics Lab and Computer Lab with latest configuration. Our faculty members are not only experts in their respective fields but are also passionate about fostering a stimulating and inclusive learning environment.

Our goal is to empower students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations of our country as well as global health through our research, education, and policy outreach activities.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Department of Food & Nutrition Science, please feel free to reach out to us. We are here to support and guide you on your academic and professional journey.

Online admision
Md. Abdullah As Sad
Assistant Professor & Chairman

Department of Food & Nutrition Science (FNS)

Why study Food & Nutrition Science and what is the future of the subject?

  • Personal Health: Understanding food and nutrition helps individuals make informed dietary choices that can improve their overall health and well-being.
  • Disease Prevention: Research in food and nutrition science plays a crucial role in identifying the links between diet and various health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. By studying these connections, we can develop strategies for disease prevention and management.
  • Public Health: Nutrition science is a cornerstone of public health initiatives. Governments and healthcare organizations use research findings to create dietary guidelines, food policies, and nutrition education programs to promote healthier eating habits and combat the obesity epidemic.
  • Malnutrition and Food Security: The study of food and nutrition science is essential in addressing global issues of malnutrition and food insecurity.
  • Food Safety: Understanding food science is vital for ensuring the safety of the food supply. Food scientists study the microbiological, chemical, and physical properties of food to develop safe handling, storage, and processing practices, reducing the risk of food borne illnesses.
  • Health and Well-being: Food and nutrition science helps us understand how different nutrients impact our health. A balanced diet is crucial for overall well-being, and knowledge in this field can empower individuals to make healthier food choices and prevent nutrition-related diseases like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
  • Sustainability: Food and nutrition science also intersects with environmental concerns. It helps us analyze the environmental impact of different food production systems, leading to sustainable practices that reduce resource consumption, minimize food waste, and mitigate climate change.
  • Culinary Innovation: Food science enables the development of new food products, processing methods, and culinary techniques. Innovations in this field can lead to healthier, more convenient, and tastier food options for consumers.
  • Personal Nutrition: Understanding nutrition is crucial for individuals looking to optimize their diet for specific goals, such as weight management, sports performance, or managing dietary restrictions (e.g., allergies, intolerances, or special diets).
  • Career Opportunities: Studying food and nutrition science can lead to a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates can work as dietitians, nutritionists, food scientists, public health specialists, culinary professionals, researchers, and educators, among other roles.
  • Global Food Security: As the global population continues to grow, ensuring a stable and sustainable food supply becomes increasingly challenging. Research in food and nutrition science helps address issues related to food security, including distribution, access, and nutritional quality of food.
  • Consumer Awareness: Knowledge of food and nutrition science empowers consumers to make informed choices when purchasing and preparing food. This can lead to a greater demand for healthier and more sustainable food products, encouraging positive changes in the food industry. In summary, food and nutrition science is a multidisciplinary field that addresses critical aspects of human health, public policy, sustainability, and food industry innovation. It plays a vital role in improving individual well-being, public health, and the sustainability of our planet food systems.

Future Career

  • Studying Food & amp: Nutrition Science can open up a wide range of future career opportunities. As society becomes increasingly health-conscious and nutrition-focused, professionals in this field are in demand to address various aspects of food, health, and nutrition. Here are some potential career paths you can pursue after studying Food & Nutrition Science:
  • Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist: This is one of the most common career paths in this field. Dietitians and nutritionists work with individuals or groups to assess their dietary needs, develop personalized nutrition plans, and provide guidance on healthy eating. They can work in hospitals, clinics, schools, sports organizations, and private practice.
  • Food Scientist or Technologist: Food scientists and technologists work in the food industry to develop new food products, improve existing ones, and ensure food safety and quality. They conduct research on food ingredients, processing methods, and packaging to create innovative and safe food products.
  • Public Health Nutritionist: Public health nutritionists focus on community and population health. They work on public health programs and policies to promote better nutrition, prevent nutrition-related diseases, and address food insecurity issues.
  • Nutrition Educator: Nutrition educators work in schools, community organizations, and public health agencies to teach people about the importance of nutrition and healthy eating habits. They develop educational materials and programs to promote nutritional awareness.
  • Research Scientist: Food and nutrition scientists can pursue careers in research, conducting studies to advance our understanding of nutrition, food safety, and related fields. They work in research institutions, universities, and government agencies.
  • Food Quality Assurance Specialist: These professionals ensure that food products meet quality and safety standards. They work for food manufacturers, regulatory agencies, and quality control labs.
  • Nutritional Consultant: Nutritional consultants provide personalized advice to individuals or organizations on nutrition and dietary strategies. They may work independently or within healthcare settings.
  • Sports Nutritionist: Sports nutritionists work with athletes to optimize their diets for performance and recovery. They often collaborate with sports teams, fitness centers, and athletic organizations.
  • Food Policy Analyst: Food policy analysts assess and develop policies related to food safety, labeling, and nutritional guidelines. They may work for government agencies, advocacy organizations, or research institutions.
  • Food and Nutrition Writer/Blogger: If you have strong communication skills and a passion for food and nutrition, you can become a food and nutrition writer, blogger, or content creator, sharing your knowledge through articles, blogs, videos, or social media.
  • Entrepreneur: With the increasing demand for healthy and specialized food products, you could start your own business, such as a nutrition consultancy, a healthy food delivery service, or a nutrition-related tech startup. The field of Food & Nutrition Science is dynamic and continually evolving, offering a variety of career paths that cater to different interests and specialties. It is essential to stay updated with the latest research and trends in the field to thrive in your chosen career. Additionally, pursuing further education, certifications, or specialized training can enhance your career prospects in this field.
Bachelor of Science in Food & Nutrition Science