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Food Science


Food is an integral part of our lives. Beyond providing essential nutrition and influencing health, food features strongly in our social and cultural systems, and is a minor contributor to economic prosperity. Food and beverage manufacturing is the largest employing sector within manufacturing in Australia, and the importance of the food industry will grow as global food consumption increases with the population.

The Food Science minor comprises foundational units in biology, chemistry, statistics; core intermediate units on principles of food science and biochemistry; and senior units in food processing, chemistry & biochemistry of foods, food technology & biotechnology, and product design & development.

The minor provides you with fundamental knowledge and applied skills desirable for employment in the food industry. The interdisciplinary and applied nature of the minor will also provide you with transferable skills that are complementary with many other fields of study in the life and environmental sciences.

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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