Duration

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

Commencing 2016

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

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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.

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AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 9135

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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 2016

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

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 35277

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours)?

The Bachelor of Food Technology 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

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 third 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 undertaken in the program's final year.

Honours

Honours is awarded based on the weighted percentage of specific courses in the 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

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

Prerequisites

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

Additional application information

  • It is expected that students will have private access to a computer and the Internet

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.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 9135

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 35277

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

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.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology

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 is required to obtain #64 from the BFoodTech List comprising -

  • #56 from Part A; and
  • #8 from Part B.

The class of honours is calculated on the basis of the weighted GPA of the final results obtained by a student in the first attempt at all courses that contribute to the program. Refer to BFoodTech 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)