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Major

Food Science and Nutrition

Bachelor of Science

Follow your passion for food to create a rewarding career in one of Australia’s largest industries.

Take a scientific approach to the study of food and its consumption. You'll study all aspects of the food system from farming, processing and distribution to how food is selected and consumed, and how it affects our health.

Food is one of largest industries in the world and offers a diverse range of career opportunities in the fields of nutrition, food science and technology, education, and research and development.

Highlights

20 in the world for food science and technology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

1 in Australia for food science and technology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Nutritionist
  • Nutrition adviser
  • Dietitian
  • Nutrition scientist
  • Food technologist
  • Food quality compliance associate
  • Policy adviser

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Next steps after graduation

To gain accreditation as a dietitian, you’ll need to continue into a Master of Dietetics after completing your Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Nutrition) program.

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Nutrition Science
  • Food Chemistry
  • Principles of Food Preservation
  • Food Structure & Sensory Science
  • Food Policy, Safety and Quality Management

See all courses

Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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