Combine chemical, biological and physical sciences to sustain and nourish individuals and populations.
Have you ever wondered who designs large food factories or decides what flavours go together? Have you thought about the large and complex global systems that govern our food. That’s where Food Science & Technology comes in.
Combining chemical, biological and physical sciences, Food Scientists are the innovators of all things edible, from creating new products and flavours to learning how to process foods to reduce food and energy waste.
Food is essential to life – our bodily health and planetary health. Food is also closely tied to hunger and climate change, with many global issues linked to food and food production. Studying Food Technology, you’ll learn about food from all different aspects:
Put simply, you can’t study a Food Science curriculum like this anywhere else in Australia. It’s the only program recognised by the US Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). With strong links to industry, you’ll benefit from factory site visits to the likes of Arnott’s and SunRice.
Engage with hands-on student projects, join supportive clubs and societies to meet like minds, and take the path to postgraduate study, narrowing in on an area that gets you excited.
You’ll be equipped for unlimited careers that relate to food and it’s production. You might find yourself working in new product development, as a laboratory scientist, food microbiologist, or quality manager. Some of our graduates now work for Mars Australia, Uncle Toby’s & Kellogg’s and CSIRO, to name a few.
Career options include:
Our specialised degree, the Bachelor of Food Science (Honours) will provide you with strong skills and knowledge to enter the food science engineering industry.
We offer a range of engineering program specialisations that can be undertaken in our Engineers Australia accredited degrees. You can study Food Science Engineering in the following undergraduate degrees/compatible degrees:
Supercharge your Food Science Engineering career with postgraduate study in:
Graduate Certificates and Diplomas
A doctoral degree will allow you to specialise in a specific piece of research.