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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

Extend your knowledge in your specialist area at postgraduate level with our honours programme.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) programme involves one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons), it’s possible to progress to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. If you achieve First or Second Class First Division Honours in your BSc(Hons), you’ll be eligible for direct possible to a PhD.

Some specialisations may not be available for a Semester Two start.

Food Science:

Postgraduate study in Food Science will provide you with the skills to work in the food industry.

You will learn about topics such as the structure and composition of foods, food chemistry, nutritional and sensory qualities, food safety, preservation and evaluation. These underpin all aspects of manufacturing, processing and production in food-related industries.

Areas of research include:

  • Structure and composition of foods
  • Food chemistry
  • Nutritional and sensory qualities
  • Food safety, preservation and evaluation
  • Processing and production in food-related industries
  • Functional foods
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Emerging technologies and product development
  • Principal contaminants and their control
  • Science and management of food chains
  • Legislation and regulations that govern good practice
  • Theoretical and practical basis of food safety

Where can postgraduate study in Food Science take you?

Our graduates can be found in a wide variety of research and development contexts, including commercial enterprises in the dairy and brewing industries, Crown Research Institutes, multinational food companies and government agencies.

Jobs related to Food Science

  • Compliance manager
  • Dietician
  • Food quality assurance officer
  • Food safety officer
  • Food technologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Production manager
  • Regulatory affairs manager
  • Toxicologist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,752.00 (US$ 29,081) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 July 2023

Venue

Newmarket Campus

314-390 Khyber Pass Road,

AUCKLAND,

Newmarket,

1023, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,752.00 (US$ 29,081) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 July 2023

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have secondary school qualification or equivalent; USA Advanced Placement Exams (AP): 8 (Scores are calculated as an aggregate across all AP exams (minimum of 2 exams and a maximum of 4). Minimum grade of 3 is required in each exam. Results must be US College Board examined and certified. To be considered for entry, applicants must submit AP exam results and a High School Diploma with transcripts from a United States regionally accredited high school with above average grades.)

For international students

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with the equivalent of a major in a similar field to your intended specialisation. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland
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About University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most highly ranked university, with a global reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked 85th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
  • 9th in the world in THE University Impact Rankings 2021

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