Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition)Program details
The food technology and nutrition program is about the science of large-scale food manufacturing, and making it safe and nutritious to meet consumers’ needs.
In this program you’ll learn the full range of theoretical and practical aspects of food science, technology and nutrition.
You’ll also be able to develop novel, healthy and functional food products that meet consumer demands and comply with government and industry’s strict safety and health guidelines.
In the first three semesters you will take foundation courses such as chemistry and microbiology, and will be introduced to food processing and nutrition. Later your studies will focus more on courses related to your major.
The nutrition major focuses on human health and nutrition. The food technology major deals with traditional and novel technologies employed in the manufacture of food products, as well as sensory evaluation of foods, product development and quality assurance.
At our Bundoora campus you will have access to state-of-the art facilities to apply your knowledge and develop technical skills. These include:
- food pilot plant
- product development laboratory
- fully-equipped, computerised sensory and consumer testing suite
- food and nutrition research laboratory
- food analysis and characterisation laboratory microbiology laboratory
- temperature controlled rooms
- dry goods storage
- dry and wet preparation areas
Additional campus information
Courses in this program are taught face to face on the City campus (first three semesters) and Bundoora campus (last three semesters).
How you will learn
RMIT partners with over 200 organisations around the world to provide you with global work and study opportunities.
Recent graduates have spent time studying food science and technology programs in England, Ireland, Germany and other European countries.
Years 1 and 2
In the first three semesters, you will study basic science courses such as chemistry, microbiology and mathematics, as well as courses that introduce you to the food industry and nutrition.
In the second half of your second year, streaming into major areas begins. There are two majors available in this degree: food technology and nutrition.
You’ll develop skills in these areas through courses that cover nutrition, health and how these are affected by processing.
Advanced science courses will provide a thorough background in your chosen major. These are conducted in modern laboratories and a pilot plant facility that reflect industry environments.
In the food technology stream you will learn how to develop and manage the production of safe, healthy, nutritious and convenient foods that meet consumer expectations.
The nutrition stream helps you learn to improve the nutritional quality of our manufactured food supply, creating safe and nutritious foods that taste good and have a balanced nutritional profile.
You'll also have the opportunity to develop different products in a pilot plant setting. Industry visits also provide context to your studies.
A capstone work-integrated learning course will provide you with an opportunity to reverse engineer a food product and/or design your own product to meet a market need.
In both the food technology and nutrition majors, you will undertake a second work-integrated learning course applicable to those disciplines.
Two university electives will give you the opportunity to broaden your interests or pursue courses that may be useful adjuncts to the program.
While studying the food technology and nutrition, Charlize Snyman completed an internship and won an international competition. She now works with one of Australia’s leading food manufacturers.
Looking for a way to expand his knowledge of food, qualified chef Lloyd Condict decided to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) at RMIT.