Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition)

RMIT University

Program Overview

Learn the full range of theoretical and practical aspects of food science, technology and nutrition science.RMIT's Bachelor of Food Technology and Nutrition will provide you with a foundational knowledge of the science of manufacturing food and making it safe and nutritious.You will learn how to develop novel, healthy and functional food products that meet consumer demands and comply with strict safety and health guidelines.Major in food technology or nutrition (or both). The nutrition major focuses on human health and nutrition subjects, while the food technology major deals with traditional and novel technologies employed in the manufacture of food products, as well as sensory evaluation of foods, product development and quality assurance.Study in world-class laboratories and facilities. A significant amount of time will be spent in the laboratory and at RMIT's multi-million dollar Food Innovation and Research Centre, undertaking production trials and development projects.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,440


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Scientific Skills and Communication
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Chemistry Principles
  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM
  • Nutrition Principles
  • Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Microbiology for Food and Nutrition

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 37,440 annually, to study in RMIT University.

Graduates of the food technology stream work for large food processing companies in research and development, marketing or quality assurance roles.Graduates of the nutrition stream work for food companies in areas such as product development, marketing and regulatory affairs.

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