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Major

Food Science and Nutrition

Bachelors of Economics / 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, research and development.

Highlights

14 in the world for food science and technology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

1 in Australia for food science and technology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

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
  • Economic consultant
  • Management consultant

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 Bachelors of Economics/Science program.

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

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