Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level


Program code



Humanities and Social Sciences
Science Faculty


Queensland Alliance for Agric & Food Innovation


St Lucia

Delivery mode


Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Food Science and Nutrition dual major.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Phone: 07 3365 1333

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study Food Science and Nutrition?

Food and nutrition covers all aspects of the food system from farm to fork. The food system is not only concerned with on-farm production, off-farm food processing, and distribution of produce for sale, but also the selection and consumption of the food by the consumer including the effects of food on their health.

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.

More information about what can be studied in the Food Science and Nutrition Dual Major.

What you can study

Food Science is also available as a single major or as an extended major.


View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Food Science and Nutrition dual major.

Employment opportunities

Community nutritionist, nutrition educator, food policy officer, food product development officer, food microbiologist, food product marketing, food quality assurance officer/manager, consumer enquiries and customer service, nutritionist in the food processing industry or retail industry, nutrition/health/exercise adviser.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelors of Music (Honours)/Science for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelors of Music (Honours)/Science for information on key dates and how to apply.