UQ is a key research provider in food science and technology - ranked first in Australia. Your teachers are active academics who'll share the latest knowledge in food safety and quality management, food chemistry and microbiology, food processing, and new food product development.
You'll refine your laboratory skills during practicals and research courses, gain access to the Food Science Innovation Precinct - a world-class teaching, research, training and development unit - and have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals, with specialised electives such as business, agriculture and biotechnology.
You can also undertake a 14-week industry experience in your final year, where you'll apply your theoretical knowledge to a food-related workplace situation, acquire a detailed understanding of industry operations, and gain professional skills to enhance your career opportunities.
As a graduate, you'll be able to apply leadership, research and problem-solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world by contributing to the provision of high-quality, safe and nutritionally valuable food and food products, as well as having an understanding of the global policy dialogue on food and food products.
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to: