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The Department of Food Science offers the BSc(Hons) in Food Science.

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Food Science

  • FOSC 490 Dissertation

  • Three of:
    • FOSC 401 Topics in Advanced Food Science 1
    • FOSC 402 Topics in Advanced Food Science 2
    • FOSC 403 Topics in Advanced Food Science 3
    • FOSC 404 Topics in Advanced Food Science 4
    • FOSC 405 Topics in Advanced Food Science 5
    • FOSC 406 Topics in Advanced Food Science 6
    • FOSC 407 Topics in Advanced Food Science 7
    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.

    FOSC 301 Food Chemistry, Structure and Function
    FOSC 302 Food Preservation and Processing
    FOSC 311 Food Product Development
    One of FOSC 306 Advanced Sensory Science, or MICR 331 Food Microbiology

Module choices and selection process for the Advanced papers

For each paper chosen from Topics in Advanced Food Science, you will select two modules (10 credits each). Each paper is worth 20 credits. You will select 3 of the Papers on EVision, at enrolment time. The modules are chosen within the department and not on EVision.

Making a formal application

Apply online following the Otago University Application process unless you are an International student.

International applicants who are new to the University of Otago should refer to the International section of the website before making an online application.

Should you need advice or have any questions about our department courses then please contact us.


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Regulations on this page are taken from the 2023 Calendar and supplementary material.

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