Indulge your passion for food and science
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.
USQ is at the forefront of the developing market for 'functional foods' such as purple carrots and Queen Garnet plums. The University is a world leader in functional food research (ERA National Report, 2015).
Food and beverage processing is one of the most rapidly growing industries employing a large percentage of Australia's total workforce. As such graduates can pursue a range of careers in food product development, food safety and quality assurance.