Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Food Science
Otago Food Science graduates possess a deep, coherent and extensive knowledge of Food Science, are are ready to apply it to solving food industry problems.
The Food Science major programme for the Bachelor of Science degree covers food product development, advanced food chemistry and food processing, and can be tailored to include food microbiology, sensory science, food policy and consumer food science.
Otago also offers Food Science as a minor option for many undergraduate degrees.
For full information about undergraduate study options, including programme requirements, required study background, career opportunites and how to apply, visit the Food Science subject page:
The Otago Food Science Graduate Profile gives a comprehensive outline of the knowledge and skills you can expect to gain with a BSc in Food Science from Otago:
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agricultural Innovation
Agricultural Innovation is about the major issues in agriculture that impact food production, security, safety and quality. Otago's Agricultural Innovation BSc programme is designed to produce graduates with specialist but diverse skills for a career in agriculture or the rural sector.
The teaching programme is primarily science-focused but also incorporates social, environmental, and economic aspects of agriculture, including traditional and contemporary Māori agriculture and mātauranga Māori.
Agricultural Innovation is also offered as a minor subject option for several undergraduate degrees at Otago.
For full information about undergraduate study options, including programme requirements, required study background, career opportunites and how to apply, visit the Agricultural Innovation subject page:
Consumer Food Science
No new enrolments will be accepted for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Consumer Food Science from 2024.
Prospective students who are interested in consumer food science are encouraged to get in touch with the Department of Food Science to discuss study options.
Contact the Department of Food Science
If you are a New Zealand secondary school student intending to enrol in the BSc in Food Science, you may be eligible for the University of Otago Kraft Heinz Scholarship:
Julie Petre – Graduate
Bachelor of Science in Food Science
Early Careers – Continuous Improvement, Goodman Fielder
“I gained invaluable practical experience with a research and development team that was crucial in landing me a graduate position at Goodman Fielder.”
Careers in the New Zealand food industry
Food Science Otago is a YouTube channel that has lots of short videos of people discussing their careers in the New Zealand food industry.
Explore some career options in the food industry
Product Development Consultant