Specialisation

Major - Food Science & Technology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3057.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.


Related Courses

3678.1 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)
3678.2 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


A major in Food Science and Technology explores the science behind food, its preparation and manufacture. The program covers specialised topics in food processing, quality assurance, new product development, postharvest, packaging, microbiological and chemical analysis of foods. The program aims to develop in depth scientific understanding of processes involved in food manufacture and requirements to produce safe, nutritious and palatable food. The major prepares students for a wide range of careers in the food and beverage related industries, including food product development, quality assurance, food regulations, research and development, plus management of fresh food supply. Students seeking to be secondary Food Technology teachers are advised to also select a Sub-major in Education Studies in preparation for Master of Teaching in their fourth year of study. This program will satisfy the requirements of the NSW Institute of Teachers for first teaching areas of ‘Food Technology’ and ‘Biology’, with further teaching areas possible in ‘chemistry’, ‘physics’, or ‘design and technology’ depending on the electives selected.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Rosalie Durham

Major Structure

Standard Food Science and Technology Major

Students must complete eight units as follows

300904 Advanced Food Science and Technology
300871 Culinary Science
300915 Food Product Development
300859 Food Safety
300883 Laboratory Quality Management
300869 Postharvest
300922 Quality Assurance and Food Analysis

And choose one of

300866 Analytical Microbiology
300843 Forensic and Environmental Analysis

Food Science and Technology Major for Students undertaking the Education Studies Sub Major

Students must complete eight units as follows, plus be enrolled in the Education Studies sub major

300904 Advanced Food Science and Technology
300871 Culinary Science
300915 Food Product Development
300859 Food Safety
300805 Food Science 1
300842 Food Science 2
300869 Postharvest
300922 Quality Assurance and Food Analysis

Education Studies Sub Major



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