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Study Consumer Food Science at Otago

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Overview

Consumer Food Science is the study of what influences our food choices: culture, sensory perception (taste, appearance, smell, texture), food quality, diet, nutrition, lifestyle and marketing influences.

This area of study provides an opportunity to combine papers in Sensory Science, Food Marketing and Management, Nutrition and Food Service with Consumer Food Science.

Contact details

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Qualifications

Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Consumer Food Science

YearPapersPoints
100-level

FOSC 111  Food Principles

FOSC 112  Introduction to Food Marketing

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology (recommended) or another paper

18

18

18

18

200-level

FOSC 201  Food Systems 1

FOSC 202  Food Systems 2

FOSC 213  Sensory Science

18

18

18

300-level

FOSC 306  Advanced Sensory Science

FOSC 308  Food and Consumers

FOSC 311  Food Product Development

18

18

36

 

162 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers

162

Total 360

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Bachelor of Applied Sciences with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Consumer Food Science

Papers
  • FOSC 490  Dissertation

  • Three approved papers from FOSC 421, FOSC 422, FOSC 423, FOSC 424, FOSC 425, Topics in Advanced Consumer Food Science 1-5

    Note: With approval from the Head of the Department of Food Science, FOSC 460 or one 400-level paper from another relevant subject may be substituted for one 400-level FOSC paper.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Consumer Food Science

Papers
  • One of:

  • Further papers from FOSC 421, FOSC 422, FOSC 423, FOSC 424, FOSC 425, Topics in Advanced Consumer Food Science 1-5 approved by the Head of the Department of Food Science to make a total of 120 points

    Note: With approval from the Head of the Department of Food Science, FOSC 460 or one 400-level paper from another relevant subject may be substituted for one of FOSC 421-425.

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Consumer Food Science

Papers

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Master of Science (MSc) in Consumer Food Science

Papers and Thesis
  • FOSC 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four further papers from FOSC 421, FOSC 422, FOSC 423, FOSC 424, FOSC 425, Topics in Advanced Consumer Food Science 1-5 approved by the Head of the Department of Food Science

    Note: With approval from the Head of the Department of Food Science, FOSC 460 or one 400-level paper from another relevant subject may be substituted for one elective 400-level FOSC paper.

  • Thesis: FOSC 5

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Minor Subject Requirements

Consumer Food Science as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

FOSC 111  Food Principles

Also see below

18

 

200-level

FOSC 201 Food Systems 1

and one of:
FOSC 202  Food Systems 2
FOSC 213  Sensory Science

Also see below

18

18

300-level

One of:
FOSC 306  Advanced Sensory Science
FOSC 308  Food and Consumers

One further paper from FOSC 112, STAT 110, STAT 115, FOSC 202, FOSC 213, FOSC 306, FOSC 308

18

 

18

Total   90

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