Food Science and Nutrition



Prepare yourself for a range of roles in the food and beverage industry. Be a food problem-solver including designing new food products that are both convenient and healthy, protecting consumer health through managing compliance or developing better ways to preserve food, and much more.


The Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition offers distinct pathways in both Food Science and Nutrition, drawing on expertise from across the University, to enrich students’ learning and to provide a degree valued by employers.

The topics covered in the Food Science pathway underpin all aspects of manufacturing, processing and production in food-related industries. You will learn about food components, their properties and how they interact in food products, functional foods, emerging technologies and their benefits, food safety and food preservation and product development, from benchtop to market. Internships are also available for selected students in the Food Science pathway.

The Nutrition pathway has a focus on human nutrition, the maintenance of good health and the well-being of populations. This requires consideration of the environmental, social, economic and cultural determinants of eating behaviours and how they impact on health.


BSc in Food Science and Nutrition - Nutrition pathway


You can study Food Science and Nutrition in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will learn about the structure and composition of foods, their nutritive values, and the properties that make them so attractive - colour, smell, taste and texture. You’ll also look at recent developments such as functional foods and the preservation of foods and how they are altered during processing is another important part of Food Science. In some courses, you’ll even get to sample food.

Career opportunities

Food Scientists may find work in the food industry, research institutes and government departments, in areas such as research, food and ingredient manufacturing, food safety, food analysis, sensory evaluation, product development and waste management.

Nutrition graduates may find work in private practices, the food industry, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and government departments, in areas such as research, nutritional consulting, nutrition information services, health promotion, health programme planning and health policy. Registration as a nutritionist or a dietitian can be available after specialised training and work experience.  Please see the Master of Health Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics for more information on the course requirements to become a dietitian.


More information

For more information please see Food Science and Nutrition.