Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

9/81

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

703041 - B Food Technology (Hons)
703041 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Chemistry and Mathematics B.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1888

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Chemistry and Mathematics B. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 082630B

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours)?

The Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) will provide you with seamless entry into a career in food science and technology. As a Food Scientist or Food Technologist you will study the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food. Depending on your area of specialisation, you will develop ways to process, preserve, package or store food, according to industry and government specifications and regulations.

You will apply your knowledge in all stages of food production from raw material harvesting until it reaches the consumer. You will examine the optimisation of food quality, quantity and processing, food safety and nutritional value, and means of production, processing, preservation, distribution and use. You will learn what happens to food when we consume it.

This program prepares you for employment in technical and scientific food manufacturing industries and does not cover the domestic cooking, catering or hospitality fields.

Students will plan and execute research in one or more of the disciplines in food science and technology, including food chemistry, food microbiology, food technology and sensory science. Often projects are conducted in conjunction with food companies.

What you can study

For more information on what you can study in each major, please visit the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) Study Planner.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours).

Placement courses

You will undertake a 14-week (one semester) placement in the food industry in either your third or fourth year, where you will work in a modern food company and observe food technology in action.

A research project involving a food or food product is usually undertaken in the program's final year.

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
9/81

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
703041 - B Food Technology (Hons)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Chemistry and Mathematics B.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Chemistry and Mathematics B.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082630B

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours)

Careers

The food industry, Australia's largest manufacturing industry, has strong demand for highly qualified graduates in food science and technology. You will find employment in:

  • food microbiology
  • food standards
  • food technology
  • process and product development
  • production management
  • quality assurance
  • research and development
  • technical sales

With the current shortages of graduates in the sector, your employment prospects are exceptional and you may receive employment offers before completing your degree.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student must complete #64 in total, comprising:

  • #54 from part A; and
  • #10 from part B.
Refer to BFoodTech(Hons) rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours)