Food Science: Innovative and scientific thought for food
Combine your understanding of scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry and microbiology, with consumer insights to design safe, nutritious and sustainable foods for a wide variety of markets.
At Otago, we offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Food Science, as well as the undergraduate degree in Agricultural Innovation, and postgraduate qualifications in Food and Agriculture.
Graduates go on to rewarding careers in local and multinational food companies, ingredient suppliers, government agencies and research institutes in areas such as food processing, product development and quality management, market research and sensory analysis.
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Biodegradable plastics still damaging to fish – Otago study
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Manaaki Scholars celebrate at Completion Ceremony
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20 Sep 2023
Substantially less sugar in drinks acceptable to consumers – implications for health
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06 Jul 2023
Otago receives Government funding to cut food waste in aged care sector
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05 Jul 2023
Conference exploring Food in a Changing World
It’s all about building research collaborations this week for Department of Food...
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Huhu hummus and sago salad dressing - potential of insect proteins highlighted in Otago studies
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