Bachelor of Science - Food Science (Honours)

UNSW Sydney

This program involves the understanding of basic sciences and the application of food science and technology knowledge to foods from the point of production, through handling, processing, preservation, distribution and marketing, up to consumption and utilisation by consumers. Food science and technology is about using the biological, chemical and physical sciences to understand everything about food - from the components of flavours and nutrition to product development, food storage and safety.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics and Chemistry; Recommended knowledge: Physics or Biology. Students who achieve an ATAR of up to 10 points below the cut-off will be considered for admission under the Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS).


Food science builds on fundamental knowledge in sciences such as chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and biotechnology to optimise the quality and safety of foods through appropriate processing and packaging for a wide variety of food markets, both national and international.

Subjects you can Study:

Engineering-food; Food chemistry; Food microbiology; Food processing; Food safety; Nutrition; Product design and development; Quality assurance and control

Further information:

Graduates could work in areas as diverse as processing and production; quality management; information technology and service; or management within companies or state and federal governments. They could also work in product design and development with major Australian and international companies or in research in agriculture or aquaculture.


Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00098G

Related Careers:

Food Technologist, Microbiologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kensington 92 Yes Full time 4 years
The University of New South Wales is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world and is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities. par par The main campus is located in Kensington, seven kilometres from Sydney CBD and a short walk from Coogee Beach. Other campuses are UNSW Art and Design in the suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at ADFA.

Provider CRICOS: 00098G

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