Course details

CRICOS course code: 048768M

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Your career as a food scientist

With a food science degree, you can pursue a range of career paths in areas such as processing, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, research, quality assurance, product development and education.

Graduate ready for a career in the world's largest industry.

RMIT University is one of Australia’s leading food science education and research institutes. Studying the Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) will give you:

Access to world class facilities

In our state-of-the-art The Food Innovation and Research Centre you will develop practical skills in industry-standard setting that includes a production facility, commercial kitchen, sensory evaluation lab and research lab. You’ll have access to a modern pilot plant that simulates industrial production, as well as a range of food preparation and processing equipment.

In-demand knowledge and skills

From production to plate, the food industry is the largest in the world.

There is a constant demand for graduates who can apply the relevant science and technology knowledge. This degree covers the full range of food technology and nutrition science, preparing you for a number of career paths.

Industry-relevant experience

You will have opportunities to engage with industry, including work placements and industry-based projects. Our teachers are experienced practitioners, and we collaborate closely with industry to ensure graduates have access to the latest technologies and training to make them work-ready at graduation.

What you will study

In this degree, you’ll learn the full range of theoretical and practical aspects of food science, technology and nutrition.

You'll also be able to develop novel, healthy and functional food products that meet consumer demands and comply with strict safety and health guidelines.

Degree majors

Food technology
Nutrition

How you will learn in this degree

You’ll spend a high proportion of time in the laboratory and at the Bundoora-based pilot plant, undertaking production trials and development projects.

This degree culminates in capstone experiences which include work integrated learning activities, where you’ll apply your learning in a workplace context.

The food technology and nutrition degree is about the science of large-scale food manufacturing, and making it safe and nutritious to meet consumers’ needs.

In this degree you’ll learn the full range of theoretical and practical aspects of food science, technology and nutrition.

You’ll also be able to develop novel, healthy and functional food products that meet consumer demands and comply with government and industry’s strict safety and health guidelines.

Career

Food scientists use analytical techniques to test properties of food including nutritional value, flavour, and levels of various substances. They test foods to provide product information, ensure the safety of food products and ensure that food manufacturing processes meet government and industry standards.

Food scientists explore and develop new products, manufacturing methods and conduct sensory evaluation of products. They can also investigate and set safety and quality standards for production, packaging and marketing.

Evaluating the nutritional value of foods is a vital aspect of food science. Nutritionists specialise in studying the health aspects of food as well as food composition, consumption and regulation.

Graduates of the food technology stream find jobs with large food processing companies in research and development, marketing or quality assurance roles.

Graduates of the nutrition stream work for food companies in areas such as product development, marketing and regulatory affairs.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
36,480 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
3 years
Full time
Bundoora Campus
289 McKimmie Road
Melbourne Victoria 3083
Australia
36,480 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
3 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 65%

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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