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Food Science - BSc

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What are the important considerations when designing and packaging a safe and nutritious food product? How can shelf-life be extended? What type of functionality should the food product have? How can we decrease the use of additives? How can we improve processing efficiency to reduce costs and waste? These are the types of questions that our students explore during their three year degree programme in Food Science (BSc).

Background requirements

High School students are recommended to take Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics in year 12 and 13

Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Food Science

Level Papers Points
100-level

CELS 191  Cell and Molecular Biology

CHEM 191  The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health, or CHEM 111  Chemistry: Molecular Architecture

FOSC 111  Food Principles

FOSC 112  Introduction to Food Marketing

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

FOSC 201  Food Systems 1

FOSC 202  Food Systems 2

FOSC 213  Sensory Science

MICR 221  Microbes to Medicine

18

18

18

18

300-level

FOSC 301  Food Chemistry, Structure and Function

FOSC 302  Food Preservation and Processing

FOSC 311  Food Product Development

18

18

36

Plus

126 further points (MICR 331 Food Microbiology recommended); must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

126

Total   360

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How to Apply?

All the information you need to enrol in a BSc in Food Science is at Otago University's enrolment page.

For any specific course enquiries or advice then please contact us.

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