AU$38,400 (2024 annual)
When you choose Food Science and Technology in Bachelor of Science at RMIT you enjoy flexibility with a degree that allows you to pursue a specialisation in food science and technology while gaining practical real-world experience.
This exciting field combines scientific principles with the art of creating safe, nutritious and delicious food. As a food scientist, you will explore the chemistry, microbiology and engineering behind food production and processing.
In state-of-the-art laboratories and production facilities, food scientists analyse and experiment with ingredients, develop innovative preservation techniques, and ensure quality and safety throughout the food supply chain. From understanding the molecular structure of flavours to optimising food packaging and storage, you will play a vital role in improving food quality, enhancing nutritional value and meeting the demands of a rapidly evolving industry.
By choosing this major, you will gain practical skills in food safety analysis, innovative food processing techniques and product development. Your knowledge will empower you to address global challenges, such as food security, sustainability and food-related diseases, while also satisfying consumers’ growing desire for healthy and convenient food options.
Prepare to embark on a rewarding career where you can make a tangible impact on the way we eat, nourish our bodies and shape the future of food.
With the Bachelor of Science at RMIT you will enjoy a cross-disciplinary, flexible and personalised degree that allows you to pursue a range of diverse interest areas across business. You will gain practical real-world experience throughout your degree.
Learn from experienced practitioners and engage with industry through work placements and projects.
This major covers the full range of food technology science, preparing you for a number of career paths.
Study in our state-of-the-art Food Innovation and Research Centre, developing practical skills in an industry-standard setting.
Being able to create new food products from start to finish in the Bundoora facilities was a standout of the degree. The scientific food knowledge learnt, paired with both fundamental and critical business skills has prepared me to launch into the food industry with confidence.
- Julia Vaccarella, Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Technology)
RMIT’s Bachelor of Science will equip you with the expertise, experience and professional skills to have a successful career as a scientist.
With the practical, research and soft skills developed and gained through your study in this degree, you can go on to work or undertake further study in a range of areas.
If you choose to major in Food Science and Technology some potential careers, you might want to consider after you complete our program include working for large food processing companies in research and product development, food safety or quality assurance roles.
Potential careers for graduates of the Bachelor of Science who choose to major in Food Science and Technology include:
The following guide will help you understand what your subject plan will look like if you decide to major in Food Science and Technology with the Bachelor of Science:
You will undertake eight courses focusing on:
This is just one of the 8 majors that you can choose from. Visit the Bachelor of Science course page to find full course information, explore your study options, and get details on entry requirements, pathways, fees, plan structure and more.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.