Study food science and human nutrition at the University of Newcastle and be part of a rapidly developing industry.

Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Why study with us?

Food science and human nutrition at the University of Newcastle

"We have purpose built facilities such as the Sara Lee kitchen... and we get to travel to the local factories around as our excursions" - Rebecca

The specialty areas of food science and human nutrition are developing rapidly as technology becomes even more sophisticated and the demands of an increasingly health-conscious society drive change in the food and health product industries.

In response to these developments, research in food science and nutrition encompasses both novel and traditional areas of food, nutrition and biologically active natural products.

The Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition offered through the Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle gives you the opportunity to explore these contemporary developments in food science and human nutrition.

You will be kept abreast of the latest scientific developments including molecular nutrition, nutritional genetics and functional foods, and you will be equipped with the specialist knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in the food science, health and nutrition industries.

Our research is conducted by internationally recognised experts looking into the following key areas:

  • food processing
  • functional foods/food chemistry
  • herbal therapies/xenobiotics
  • molecular nutrition/nutritional genetics
  • post-harvest technology.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition can progress to research through a number of available schemes ranging from pre-research undergraduate summer programs, to an Honours year and finally the pinnacle of their research training, the completion of a Research Degree.

Student researchers are supervised and mentored by our team of research-active academic staff and members of the Nutrition, Food and Health Research Group.

Upon graduation you can apply for membership with the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

You will also be able to register as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr), a Register of Nutritionists established by the NSA.

What you will study