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Universities offering Food Science & technology undergraduate bachelor, master, Ph.D degree courses in Australia are listed below.

Food science technology deals with the chemistry and processes employed in hygienic preparation, processing, packaging, storage, transportation and safety/ edibility of food such as plant or animal based sources. Conversely, courses in Nutritional science/ dietetics refers to the study and analysis of the diet and nutritional content of food ( vitamins, minerals etc) humans need to eat to maintain health. Whilst related these 2 disciplines are different and in significant ways especially where employment are concerned. Some unis offer both types of courses, others will offer only one. Further investigation is necessary to decide which offers what, and exactly what you are keen about, and what suits you. It’s usually a good idea to consider employment opportunities  ( or lack of ) in either case. For other courses, click  HOME.

Usage of artificial colouings, food enhancers such as MSG ( mono-sodium gluconate ) and chemical preservatives, artificial sweeteners like Aspartame , Nutrasweet, heating cooling are some of the topics investigated.

Grads with  food science qualifications may be able to find  a job as :

  • sales and marketing
  • food microbiologist
  • research & development, R & D
  • quality assurance: QA and safety testing
  • scientific officer
  • food production management
  • product development  ie. new food products in FMCG ( Fast Moving Consumer Goods ) industry
  • food technologist at food manufacturing factories ( canned food, dairy plants, confectionery products, dehydrated, preserved or frozen foodstuffs, beverages, alcohol, fruits and vegetables,  fish and meat products), fresh foods like cakes, coffee  etc etc


New South Wales : NSW 

  • Bach of Science (Nutrition & Food Science) at Uni of Western Sydney, UWS
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) at Charles Sturt university CSU
  • Bach. of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Univ of Newcastle
  • Food Science &Technology Group at School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW

 Victoria: Vic

  • Bachelor of Science degree in (Nutrition, Food & Health Science) at Victoria university
    Diploma of Food Science Technology course at Victoria uni – not available  for 2013
  • Food & Nutritional Sciences at University of Ballarat
  • Master of Food Science at University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science (Food Technology & Nutrition) at RMIT 

Western Australia :  WA

  • Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Technology) - BSc at Curtin universty
  • Master of Food Science at University of Western Australia :  UWA

Queensland : QLD

South Australia: SA

  • Bach of Food and Nutrition Science at University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences at University of South Australia : UNISA

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