In the Food Science major you’ll build on a firm foundation in basic chemistry and biology to understand the properties of food components and their roles in nutrition and cell biology.

As you progress through the course, you’ll learn about the macro structure of food, and how new products are developed, covering market research, product design, packaging, safety and quality.

You’ll also learn the methods used to investigate food composition, quality and safety.

Your major structure

You’ll complete this major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree.

In your first and second years you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including chemistry, biology and food science subjects.

In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in food science.

Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects.

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Food Science Start-year intake

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