Food Science and Nutrition Field of Study
Part of the Bachelor of Science(Honours) program
Commencing semesters, 2013
Full Time/ Part Time
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
Phone: 07 3365 1888
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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.
View the Bachelor of Science(Honours) course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Food Science and Nutrition major.
What it costs
Please view the Bachelor of Science(Honours) for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Bachelor of Science(Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.