Why study the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours)

From semester 1, 2018 this program is no longer offered. Students can complete the Bachelor of Science Food Science and Technology single major or Food Science and Technology extended major.

The Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) will provide you with seamless entry into a career in food science and technology. As a Food Scientist or Food Technologist you will study the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food. Depending on your area of specialisation, you will develop ways to process, preserve, package or store food, according to industry and government specifications and regulations.

You will apply your knowledge in all stages of food production from raw material harvesting until it reaches the consumer. You will examine the optimisation of food quality, quantity and processing, food safety and nutritional value, and means of production, processing, preservation, distribution and use. You will learn what happens to food when we consume it.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements


Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Chemistry and Mathematics B.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.


Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

You will undertake a 14-week (one semester) placement in the food industry in either your third or fourth year, where you will work in a modern food company and observe food technology in action.

A research project involving a food or food product is usually undertaken in the program's final year.

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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