What will I study?
Study food science and learn new ways to improve, preserve, process, package, store and deliver food products globally. The major combines a certain sequence of subjects to teach you basic chemistry and biology in the first year, followed by a few food science specialised subjects in the second year.
This sequence of subjects will prepare you to progress toward the food science major. It will also help you gain sound skills and knowledge in food science and food biotechnology, or food science and technology.
Your major structure
This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science.
In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in food science and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects.
Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.
Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.
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