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Major

Food Science and Nutrition

Diploma in Science

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, consumed and 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

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

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How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

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

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Principles of Food Preservation
  • Food Science
  • Food Structure & Sensory Science
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Policy, Safety & Quality Management
  • Nutrition Science
  • Nutrition & Exercise
  • Understanding Population Nutrition
  • Community & Public Health Nutrition

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