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Food Science

Subject description


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Study in Food Science prepares students for a range of roles in the food industry covering the structure and composition of foods, food chemistry, nutritional and sensory qualities, food safety and preservation, and evaluation. These topics underpin all aspects of manufacturing, processing and production in food-related industries, including brewing, dairy, meat, seafood and nutraceuticals. It also covers functional foods, nutrigenomics, emerging technologies, safety, and product development. Internships are available for selected students.

Food Science is also available at undergraduate level through a BSc in Food Science and Nutrition, and for students enrolled prior to 2012 through a BSc in Food Science.

Find more information about the BSc in Food Science and Nutrition

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Structure and prerequisites


Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) - Food Science

Prerequisite: A major in Food Science or Food Science and Nutrition and at least 90 points at Stage III

Requirement:

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) - Food Science

Prerequisite: A major in Food Science, or in Food Science and Nutrition, or in Biological Sciences, or in Chemistry, or in other relevant areas as approved by the Programme Coordinator

Requirement:

Master of Science (MSc) - Food Science

Prerequisite: A BSc(Hons) or PGDipSci in Food Science, or equivalent

Requirement: Research Masters

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Career opportunities


Graduates can expect to find employment in the food industry (both national and international), Crown Research Institutes, and government agencies in areas such as food manufacture, food safety, food analysis, brewing, cereals and baking, dairy products, minimally processed fruits and vegetables, food additives, product development, sensory evaluation and winemaking.

Graduates of our postgraduate programmes are already employed in:

  • Dairy industry
  • Brewing
  • Food Manufacturing Companies
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • Government agencies
  • Multinational food companies
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Help and advice


For further information, refer to the Chemical Sciences Handbook

or contact

Associate Professor Yacine Hemar
Postgraduate Adviser
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 89676
Email: y.hemar@auckland.ac.nz

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