Highly trained professionals in short supply
The food industry is the largest in the world and requires highly trained professionals in order to ensure supply, quality and safety of food for everybody on the planet.
As a graduate you will have the opportunity to explore pressing concerns in food science and human nutrition in Australia. Currently we face four million cases of food poisoning every year, while 5 to 8% of children are living with life-threatening food allergies, and 67% of men and 52% of women are at risk of developing cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
A range of career opportunities are available for graduates, including:
food scientists and nutritionists in the food industry and in community health
professional positions in consumer relations and technical sales
product development in the food and pharmaceutical industries
quality control and safety of food
opportunity for postgraduate study
Upon completion of your degree you will be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology and the Nutrition Society of Australia. You will also be eligible for associate membership of the Dietetics Association of Australia.
The food science and human nutrition degree attracts students from all around the world, giving international recognition to the degree. The academics and the research activities undertaken have both a national and international profile.
Increase your options
If you consider yourself to be a high-achieving student, you may opt to do an additional Honours year after undertaking the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, giving you experience in research methods and enhancing your career prospects.
Many of our students have gone on to complete a research higher degree after undertaking an Honours year, further increasing their competitive advantage in these industries when looking for employment.