Introduction of major: Former Beijing institute of light industry was established in 1984 when biological chemical professional started to recruit undergraduate of food engineering. The major of food science and engineering have restored to recruit students since 2004. The gift of food science master was awarded in 2005, and presently it is Beijing key construction discipline. Food science and engineering had been awarded as Beijing characteristic subject in 2008 and approved as national characteristic specialize construction point by ministry of education and ministry of finance in 2009. Main research direction and characteristics of this major: food additive, food biotechnology, food flavor chemistry, food inspection and quality control, food nutrition and safety, storage and processing of agricultural products. The aim of this major is to train advanced engineers having knowledge of chemistry, biology, food engineering and food inspection technology, who can be engaged in food processing, quality controlling, product developing, science researching, engineer designing, enterprise management, food trade and marketing in food and related fields.
Major courses: Inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry (instrument analysis), principles of chemical engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, food chemistry, food analysis, food technologies, separation technology of food, food nutrition and hygiene, food processing equipments.