Bachelor of Family and Consumer Sciences

Entry Requirements

In addition to satisfying the requirements of General Regulations 20.21, candidates shall be required to have a credit in Biology, and/or Chemistry, or related Science Combination at Ordinary Level or its equivalent. A pass in any Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) subject shall be an added advantage.

Alternative Entrance Qualifications

Applicants with a Diploma in Family and Consumer Sciences (or Family and Consumer Sciences Education) or Diploma in Secondary Education with FCS (Family and Consumer Sciences) as a teaching subject shall be
admitted into Level 200 or 300 of the Degree Programme based on accumulated credits in the area.

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

FCS100 Introduction to FCS (3)
FCS101 Foundations of Family Studies (3)
FCS102 Introduction to Nutrition (BNS students only) (3)
BIO122 Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (3)
CHE107 Chemistry Applied to Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
ICT121 Computing & Information Skills Fundamental I (3)
COM161 Communication and Academic Literacy Skills (Education) (3)

Semester 2

Core Courses

FCS102 Introductory Nutrition (3)
FCS103 Prenatal and Early Childhood Development (3)
BIO123 Introduction to Microbiology and Stored Product Entomology (3)
PH162 Physics Applied to Family & Consumer Sciences (3)
COM162 Academic and Professional Communication (Education) (3)
ICT122 Computing and Information Skills Fundamentals II (3)

Level 200

Semester 1

Core Courses

FCS204 Introductory Housing (3)
FCS205 Introduction to Textiles (3)
FCS206 Fundamentals of Food Science (3)
ECO111 Basic Microeconomics (3)
ICT121 Computing and Information Skills Fundamentals (DSE only) (3)
COM161 Communication and Acadrmic Literacy or Elective* (3) (DSE only)
EFS101 Introductory to Exceptional Children (3)

*Elective courses are to be chosen from any other course outside of the FCS programme for which students are
eligible.

B. Area of Specialization (Choose from 1 OR 2)

1. Extension Specialisation

FCS208 Foundations of FCS Extension (3)

2. Formal Education Specialization 

FCS207 Orientation to Teaching FCS (3)

Semester 2

A. Core Courses

FCS209 Technology and Creative Sewing (3)
FCS210 Foundations of Food Preparation (3)
FCS211 Introduction to Interior Design (3)
Elective (3)

Elective courses are to be chosen from any other course outside of the FCS programme for which students are
eligible.

ICT122 Computing and Information Skills Fundamentals (DSE only) (3)
PHY162 Physics Applied to FCS (DSE only) (3)
BIO123 Introduction to Microbiology & Stored Product Entomology (DSE only) (3)

B. Area of Specialization (Choose from 1 OR 2)

1. Extension Specialisation

FCS212 Group Processes & Dynamics (3)

2. Formal Education Specialization

EFR200 Introduction to Measurement in Education Programmes (3)

Elective courses are to be chosen from any other course outside of the FCS programme for which students are
eligible.

Level 300

Semester 1

A. Core courses (Take all)

FCS302 Consumer Education and Protection (3)
FCS303 Apparel Production Processes (3)
FCS304 Meal Management (3)
FCS305 Social Cultural & Psychological Aspects of Clothing (3)

B. Optional courses (Choose 1)

FCS306 Food Service Management (3)
FCS352 Theory and Practice when Interacting with Young Children (3)

C. Area of Specialization (Choose from 1 OR 2)

1. Extension Specialisation

FCS301 Methods of Teaching FCS Extension (3)

2. Formal Education Specialization

EFC200 Introduction to Curriculum Development (3)

Semester 2

A. Core courses (Take All)

FCS211 Introduction to Interior Design (DSE only) (3)
FCS309 Research Methods in FCS (3)
FCS310 Nutrition in the Lifespan (3)
FCS311 Apparel Product Design Development (3)

B. Optional course

EFH308 Family and Marriage Counselling (3) OR
Elective* (3)

*Elective courses are to be chosen from any other course outside of the FCS programme for which students are
eligible.

C. Area of Specialisation (Choose one, from 1-2)

1. Extension Specialization (Take All)

FCS308 Programme Planning in FCS Extension (3)
FCS312 Field Attachment (winter course) (3)

2. Formal Education Specialization (Take All)

FCS307 FCS Instruction in Secondary Schools (3)
ETP300 Teaching Practice (winter course) (3)

Level 400

Semester 1

A. Core courses

FCS404 Community Nutrition (3)
MGT202 Small Business Management (3)

B. Optional courses (select 2)

FCS405 Apparel Manufacturing (3)
FCS406 Housing in Community Development (3)
FCS407 Human Development Seminar (3)
FCS408 Fashion, Culture and Society (3)

C. Area of Specialisation (Choose one, from 1-2)

1. Extension Specialization

FCS402 Management of FCS Extension Programmes (3)

2. Formal Education Specialization

FCS401 Management & Administration of FCS Programmes (3)

Semester 2

A. Core courses

FCS403 Research Project in FCS (3)
Elective (3)

B. Optional courses (select 3)

FCS409 Management of Family Resources (3)
FCS410 Therapeutic Nutrition (3)
FCS411 Community Mobilization (3)
FCS412 Principles of Quantity Food Production (3)
FCS413 Food Regulations (3)
FCS415 Tailoring Techniques (3)

Assessment

Student’s performance in each course shall be assessed in accordance with the provision of the University General Regulations 00.8. Courses offered in other faculties/departments shall be governed by their relevant regulations.

Progression from semester to semester

Progression from semester to semester shall be in accordance with provisions of the University General Regulation 00.9.

Degree

Award of Degree shall be in accordance with provision of the University General Regulations 00.85, subject to completion of 6 credits of Teaching Practice (School Specialization) or 6 credits of Internship.