The speciality areas of food science and human nutrition are developing rapidly as technology becomes more sophisticated and the demands of an increasingly health-conscious society drive change. In response to these developments, research in food science and nutrition has grown to encompass both innovative and traditional areas of food, nutrition and biologically active natural products.
Students studying the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at The University of Newcastle will apply their knowledge of the physical, biological, and chemical composition of various foods and their effects on the human body. You will study ways to improve food production processes, including nutritional content, design and packaging, and learn how to develop new food products for societal benefits.
You will be kept up-to-date on the latest scientific developments including molecular nutrition, nutritional genetics and functional foods, and will be equipped with the specialist knowledge and skills needed for a successful career as a scientist in the food, health and nutrition industries. You will learn from internationally recognised experts conducting research in the prevalent areas of food processing, functional foods, food chemistry, herbal therapies, xenobiotics, molecular nutrition, nutritional genetics and post-harvest technology.