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Bachelor of Science Major Food Science

Bachelor of Science Major Food Science (BSCI)
CRICOS: 042230E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov

Overview

  • The food industry is adding value to the country’s great strength in agriculture and increasingly delivering exports into the world’s markets. You can be part of Australia’s largest manufacturing industry by studying USQ’s Bachelor of Science (Food Science) and discover the science behind the development of new food products.
  • You will learn about food chemistry and analysis, food processing and product development, as well as food safety.
  • You will also develop an understanding of the effects of food components on human nutrition and health.
  • Put your learning into practice in your final year by attending residential schools and doing a work placement within industry.
  • USQ is 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.

Career outcomes

  • Food and beverage processing is one of the most rapidly growing industries employing a large percentage of Australia's total workforce. With input all the way from the farm to the kitchen table, graduates can pursue a range of careers in food science including jobs as a food microbiologist, food technologist, in food product development, as a food chemist, and in quality assurance.
  • Graduates may also be involved in food policy development.

Entry requirements

Subject pre-requisite: General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent.

To study this degree we also assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), and one of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics or equivalent. If you do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then you will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x first 8-unit major 8
1 x second 8-unit major plus 4 x approved courses
or 12 x approved courses
12
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Science as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 34800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 042230E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - Monday 21 February, 2022
  • Semester 2, 2022 - Monday 11 July, 2022
  • Semester 3, 2022 - Monday 14 November, 2022.
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