Food Science and Technology


Food Science and Technology involves the understanding of basic sciences and the application of this knowledge to foods from the point of production, through handling, processing, preservation, distribution and marketing, up to consumption and utilisation by consumers. It is concerned with food processes, food commodities, food composition and food quality (including sensory properties, safety and nutritional value).

The food scientist and food technologist are concerned with food supplies and requirements, community wants and needs, and equitable distribution of foods to ensure human nutritional needs are met. Graduates find employment within the food industry, the public sector, education, research, the food service industry, public health, management and marketing, health and environmental sciences, and in areas such as dietetics after further training.

Studying Food Science and Technology at UNSW

The study of Food Science and Technology is available within a number of postgraduate programs. Please refer to the table below for a complete list.

Food Science and Technology can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Stream
Food Process Engineering Specialisation FOODIS8538

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