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Food Science

What is Food Science?

Food Science is the discipline that applies science to all aspects involving food. This includes the production, handling, processing, preserving, and nutritional analysis of food. Students acquire an understanding of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, the chemical components of food.

This relatively new discipline is driven to a large degree by market demands of easy-to-prepare foods, which are safe to consume yet maintain their nutritional value. Ever evolving new technologies are applied to food manufacturing in the growing field of Food Science.

After studying Food Science there are many career opportunities that you can pursue including the following: Food Technologist, Nutritional Therapist, Product/Process Development Scientist, and Regulatory Affairs Officer.

Food Science as part of your Diploma

UNSW Diploma students learn the fundamentals required for their future studies in discipline-specific diploma courses that are equivalent to First Year undergraduate courses at UNSW Sydney.

The added support that diploma students receive will equip them with academic and English skills and ensure they are well prepared for their journey into Second Year at UNSW Sydney.

Food Science Diploma Courses

View an example of the courses you will be studying in your First Year at UNSW Global below.

  • Mathematics 1A
  • Mathematics 1B
  • Higher Physics 1A or Physics 1A
  • Higher Physics 1B or Physics 1B
  • Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules & Energy
  • Chemistry B: Elements, Compounds & Life
  • Molecules, Cells & Genes
  • Communication & Academic Literacy
  • Higher Physics 1B (Elective)
  • Applied Biomolecular Sciences (Elective)
  • Evolutionary & Functional Biology (Elective)

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