Overview

USQ’s Food Science degrees provide a platform for delving into one of Australia’s leading growth sectors, and discovering the world of science behind food. Master the science behind food chemistry, analysis, processing, safety, and product development. Develop an understanding of the effects of food components on human nutrition and health in disease prevention and health promotion – medicine from the kitchen!

USQ is also partnering in the national Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre, a $100 million, 10-year initiative uniting industry and research institutions to focus on diverting food waste into other purposes.

Explore USQ's Food Science degrees

Food Science

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Science
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus:
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
Bachelor of General Studies
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Bachelor of Science Major Food Science
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Research
Doctor of Philosophy
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus:
  • Ipswich
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
Doctor of Professional Studies
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Master of Professional Studies (Research)
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus:
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
  • November
Master of Science (Research) Specialisation Advanced Research
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus:
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July
Master of Science (Research) Specialisation Applied Research
Mode:
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus:
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
Start date:
  • February
  • July

Functional foods - the new 'medicine'

USQ researchers are investigating the potential for this and other functional foods to reverse human obesity and chronic inflammatory diseases affecting the heart, liver, kidney and joints. The variety is amazing, as purple carrots and corn, seaweeds, chia seeds, citrus, coffee, oats, sorghum and cardamom can provide evidence for such health benefits. 

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