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School of Agriculture and Food Sciences


Herston, St Lucia

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


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science


Phone: 07 3365 1888

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 Technology?

Food science and technology is a highly interdisciplinary science, which strives to better understand food processes and ultimately develop improved food products for the world's growing population. The food you eat each day comes to you through highly technical processes based on extensive research and an understanding of the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food.

More information about what can be studied in the Food Science and Technology Extended Major.

What you can study

This major deals with issues such as food safety, product development, the industrial processes used to manufacture food, food preservation, food technology, packaging, and sensory analysis. As one of the life sciences, it is quite distinct from the field of nutrition. The major does not cover the domestic cooking, catering or hospitality fields.

Food Science and Technology is also available as a single major or as a Food Science and Nutrition dual major.


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

Employment opportunities

Graduates gain employment in technical and scientific food manufacturing industries where they develop new foods, design the processes to produce these foods, and plan packaging materials to optimise food quality for consumers. They conduct shelf-life studies and sensory evaluation of products with consumer panels as well as undertaking microbiological and chemical testing of products for consumer safety

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Science for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Science for information on key dates and how to apply.