Where will this take me?


After completing the Food Science major in the Bachelor of Science, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

With this major you might pursue careers in product research and development, food safety and regulation, nutrition assessment, quality assurance, tertiary teaching and research, or food and health policy.

Our graduates have gone on to work for food manufacturers such as Nestlé, Parmalat, Devondale and Mondelez, food analysis firms such as DTS Food Assurance, suppliers of food additives and ingredients, and product development companies such as Ensign Laboratories.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Food Science as part of your Bachelor of Science, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.


To take your food science skills to the next level, complete the Master of Food Science or the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation, which will set you up as an expert in your field.

Depending on the subjects you take in the Bachelor of Science, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a University, research institute, food manufacturer or not-for-profit.