Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours)

Program rules and requirements

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

If you require assistance at any time please contact the Faculty of Science at enquire@science.uq.edu.au or phone 3365 1888.

Study Planner Information

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Food Technology will provide you with seamless entry into a career in food science and technology. As a food scientist or food technologist you will study the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food. Depending on your area of specialisation, you will develop ways to process, preserve, package or store food, according to industry and government specifications and regulations.

You will apply your knowledge in all stages of food production from raw material harvesting until it reaches the consumer. You will examine the optimisation of food quality, quantity and processing, food safety and nutritional value, and means of production, processing, preservation, distribution and use. You will learn what happens to food when we consume it.

Students will plan and execute research in one or more of the disciplines in food science and technology, including food chemistry, food microbiology, food technology and sensory science. Often projects are conducted in conjunction with food companies.

Year 1 to 3 study planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory Courses– all students must complete this course
  • Elective Courses- choose an elective from the list
Year 1-Semester 1
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Compulsory
CHEM1100 Chemistry 1 Compulsory
FOOD1001 Principles of Food Preservation Compulsory
and #2 Elective (see Part B list below) Elective

 

Year 1-Semester 2
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms Compulsory
CHEM1221 General, Organic & Biological Chemistry Compulsory
PHYS1171 Physical basis of Biological Systems Compulsory
and #2 Elective (see Part B list below) Elective

 

Year 2-Semester 1
NUTR2101 Nutrition Science Compulsory
FOOD2000 Food Science Compulsory
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory
and #2 Elective (see Part B list below) Elective

 

Year 2-Semester 2
CHEM2003 Food Chemistry Compulsory
FOOD2003 Food Process Engineering I Compulsory
MICR2001 Food Microbiology I Compulsory
and #2 Elective (see Part B list below)) Elective

 

Year 3-Semester 1
FOOD3008 Food Process Engineering II Compulsory
FOOD3017 Food Safety & Quality Management Compulsory
MICR3860 Food Microbiology II Compulsory
and #2 Elective (in lieu of CHEM3015; see Part B list below) Elective

 

Year 3-Semester 2
FOOD3030 Professional Practice Compulsory
OR  

FOOD4619 Research Project (to commence this semester)

FOOD3007 Food Structure & Sensory Science

FOOD3011 Food Product Development

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

 

ELECTIVES PART B:

Semester 1
AGRC1040 Food for a Healthy Planet
BIOC2000 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
FOOD3601 Special Topic
LAWS2111 Law of Contract A
MKTG2501 Consumer Behaviour
NUTR3011 Understanding Population Nutrition
SCIE1000 Theory & Practise in Science
Semester 2
AGRC1016 Food & Fibre in the E-Landscape
FOOD3601 Special Topic
NUTR3012 Community & Public Health Nutrition
NUTR3201 Advanced Nutrition Sciences
Semester 1 or 2
MGTS1601 Organisational Behaviour
MGTS1301 Introduction to Management
MKTG1501 Foundations of Marketing
PSYC1020 Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology
PSYC1030 Introduction to Psychology: Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology

 

Year 4 study planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory Courses– all students must complete this course
  • Elective Courses- choose an elective from the list
Year 4-Semester 1

FOOD4618 Research Project (if commencing this semester)

or

FOOD4619 Research Project (if continuing from year 3 semester 2)

Compulsory
AGRC6631 Research Methodology for Agriculture Compulsory
FOOD3000 Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals Compulsory
Year 4-Semester 2
FOOD3030 Professional Practice Compulsory
OR  

FOOD4618 Research Project (if continuing from year 4 semester 1)

FOOD3007 Food Structure & Sensory Science

FOOD3011 Food Product Development

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

The Research Project is offered over more than one semester. Ensure you enrol in the same course code in each semester. If student is commencing the Research Project in semester 1, enrol into the code FOOD4618 for both semesters; if commencing in semester 2, enrol in FOOD4619 for both semesters.

 

Help?

Starting at UQ

Enrolment guide website.

Ask a question

Send us your question.

Important dates

Academic calendar for all your study dates.

First Years - St Lucia

First Year Guide 2017 for St Lucia Students

First Years - Gatton

First Year Guide 2017 for Gatton Students

First Years - Gatton (External)

First Year Guide 2017 for External Gatton Students