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Field of Study

Food Science and Nutrition

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Food science covers the physical nature and chemical composition of food to enable us to understand how and why food behaves under different conditions of processing and storage.

We use this information to improve the safety and quality of food as well as extend the range of products available.

The science of nutrition studies the effects of dietary nutrients on growth, development, health and well-being in the population. It also examines the psychological, sociological and cultural factors which influence food choice, with a particular focus on the consequences for health.

Highlights

1 in Australia for food science and technology

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

20 in the world 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
  • Nutrition scientist
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Food technologist
  • Policy officer
  • Community health officer
  • Food quality compliance associate
  • Public health researcher
  • Clinical research officer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

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

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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

  • Honours Research Project

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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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