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BSc

Food Science

As a Food Science graduate, you will have good prospects here in New Zealand and also exciting opportunities overseas. Our graduates frequently find employment before they have even completed their final year at university.

You could end up working for a national or international food company specialising in dairy, confectionery, brewing, fruit and vegetables, seafood or any other foodstuff. There are also positions for Food Science graduates in research institutes, for example Plant & Food Research, or government agencies such as the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Careers in areas such as product development, food quality management, chemical/nutritional analysis, sensory analysis, marketing and research will be at your fingertips.

Jane Oliver
Operations Performance Co-ordinator, Nestlé New Zealand.

Alice Crawford
Food Technologist - Cheese,  Lion, Tasmania

Marianna McEwan
Packaging Technologist - Frucor Beverages.

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BAppSc

Consumer Food Science

Consumer Food Science encompasses many different subjects and applications, and that’s reflected in the breadth of job opportunities.

Our graduates frequently find employment before they have even completed their final year at university.

You could end up working for a national or international food company specialising in dairy, confectionery, brewing, fruit and vegetables, seafood or any other foodstuff.

Graduates go into research institutes, for example, Plant and Food Research, or government agencies such as the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). There are exciting career options in food quality management, food promotion, sensory analysis, teaching, marketing, consumer research and the hospitality industry.

Alice Barker
Sensory Analyst, Australian Wine Research Institute.

Michael Gin
New Product Development Manager at Harraway and Sons Ltd.