Find out about career opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle.

Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition will have:

1. Knowledge of the established sciences of Food and Nutrition, and the application of this knowledge;

1.1 A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Food Science and Technology and of Human Nutrition and the relevance and impact of nutrition on health status.

1.2 A well-founded grounding in the sciences underpinning Food Science and Human Nutrition including biology, chemistry, biochemistry and human anatomy and physiology.

1.3 A well-rounded set of practical laboratory skills in the Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry & Food Science areas applicable in research or analytical laboratories and industry.

2. Ability to interpret scientific information;

2.1 Ability to effectively collect, analyse, critically review and organise scientific information related to Food Science, Human Nutrition and the underpinning sciences.

2.2 An understanding of the ongoing scientific and technical development of Food and Nutritional Sciences and the importance of lifelong learning.

3. Skills in problem-solving and critical analysis;

3.1 Able to define and analyse problems.

3.2 Able to evaluate opinions, make decisions, and critically.

4. Effective communication and professional skills;

4.1Ability to effectively communicate in written and oral formats using the presentation and IT skills of a working scientist as appropriate to the particular audience.

4.2 Ability to work in teams or independently as individuals.

4.3 Knowledge and experience of the professional context of the food and nutrition working environments including the research sphere.

5. Ethical awareness and professional practice;

5.1 Awareness of the importance of ethics, safety and best practice based on scholarly & community values, industry and government legislative standards & the evidence basis of the scientific methods.

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Careers by major

The following list of job titles provides examples of jobs that may be available to graduates of the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, and some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Practical experience Achievers