This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
Course progression map
3 years FT
Students have a maximum of 8 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Mode and location
Bachelor of Food Science and Technology
Award post-nominals (abbreviated award title).
The Bachelor of Food Science and Technology is your opportunity to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of future generations.
Food science involves the biological, physical and chemical aspects of food and its composition, beginning with harvesting, followed by preparation and ending with consumption. Food technology is the application of food science to the processing of biological materials into food products.
The course focuses, firstly, on helping you develop a greater understanding of the fate of agricultural raw materials as they are processed and formulated before being presented to the consumer and, secondly, on the technology of food such as preservation, processing, packaging and distribution to ensure that food is safe, nutritious, and wholesome.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
The course develops through three themes of foundation sciences and scientific practice, food science and food technology that culminate in a food science internship.
Food science is an interdisciplinary field, and draws on a broad scientific foundation. These studies develop your understanding of the underpinning sciences. They also provide an introduction to the key areas of scientific communication and practice and the scientific techniques and processes that have and will lead to advances in food science.
In these studies you will learn about the physical, biological, and chemical aspects of food and its composition, beginning with harvesting, followed by preparation and ending with consumption. You will develop an understanding of the fate of agricultural raw materials as they are processed and formulated before being presented to the consumer.
Food technology is the application of food science to the processing of biological materials into food products. You will develop your understanding of the technology of food including product development, preservation, processing, packaging and distribution to ensure high quality, safe and nutritionally valuable food and food products.
The internship provides a minimum of eight-weeks industrial placement in which you will have the opportunity to integrate the various strands of your learning in a real work place.
This will enable you to further develop your knowledge of food science and technology or to select units from across the university in which you are eligible to enrol.
The course comprises 144 points of which 132 points comprise food science and technology study and 12 points are free electives.
The course develops through theme studies in Part A. Foundation sciences and scientific practice, Part B. Food Science, Part C. Food Technology that come together in Part D. the Internship. There will also be some elective study.
Elective units may be at any level, however, no more than 10 units (60 points) may be completed at level 1.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-s2009.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.
Electives will enable you to further develop your knowledge of food science and technology or to select units from across the University in which you are eligible to enrol.
Free electives can be identified using the browse unitsbrowse units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) tool and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3. You may need permission from the owning faculty to enrol in some units taught by other faculties.
Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology may proceed to a one year honours program leading to S3701 Bachelor of Science (Honours). To be eligible to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Science (Honours) students must obtain a distinction grade average (70 per cent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level 3.