Food Technology and Nutrition

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 years
Local:$ 24.5k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 24.5k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jul 1, 2021
StudyQA ranking:358

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Graduate ready for a career in the world's largest industry.

RMIT University is one of Australia’s leading food science education and research institutes. Studying the Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition) will give you:

Access to world class facilities

The Food Innovation and Research Centre is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility where you will develop practical, hands-on skills. You’ll have access to a modern pilot plant that simulates industrial production, as well as a comprehensive range of the latest food preparation and processing equipment.

In-demand knowledge and skills

From production to plate, the food industry is the largest in the world. There is a constant demand for graduates who can apply the relevant science and technology knowledge and skills. This degree covers the full range of food technology and nutrition science, preparing you for a number of career paths in the food industry.

Industry-relevant experience

You will have opportunities to engage with industry during your studies, including work placements and industry-based projects. Our teachers are experienced practitioners and we collaborate closely with industry to ensure graduates have acces to the latest technologies and training making them work-ready at graduation.

Years one and two

In the first three semesters, you will study basic science courses such as chemistry, microbiology and mathematics, as well as courses that introduce you to the food industry and nutrition.

In the second half of your second year, streaming into major areas begins. There are two majors available in this degree: food technology and nutrition.

You’ll develop skills in these areas through courses that cover nutrition, health and how these are affected by processing.

Advanced science courses will provide a thorough background in your chosen major. These are conducted in modern laboratories and a pilot plant facility that reflect industry environments.

Year three

In the food technology stream you will learn how to develop and manage the production of safe, healthy, nutritious and convenient foods that meet consumer expectations.

The nutrition stream helps you learn to improve the nutritional quality of our manufactured food supply, creating safe and nutritious foods that taste good and have a balanced nutritional profile.

You'll also have the opportunity to develop different products in a pilot plant setting. Industry visits also provide context to your studies.

A capstone work integrated learning course will provide you with an opportunity to reverse engineer a food product and/or design your own product to meet a market need.

In both the food technology and nutrition majors, you will undertake a second work integrated learning course applicable to those disciplines.

Two university electives will give you the opportunity to broaden your interests or pursue courses that may be useful adjuncts to the program.


Mathematics; or

VCE Units 3 and 4 in Mathematics (any), with a study score of at least 20.

Selection tasks


English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
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