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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this program

Food is an integral part of our lives. Beyond providing essential nutrition and influencing health, food features strongly in our social and cultural systems, and is a major contributor to economic prosperity. Food and beverage manufacturing is the largest employing sector within manufacturing in Australia, and the importance of the food industry will grow as global food consumption increases with the population.

The Food Science program comprises foundational units in biology, chemistry, statistics; core intermediate units on principles of food science and biochemistry; and senior units in food processing, chemistry & biochemistry of foods, food technology & biotechnology, and product design & development.

The program provides you with fundamental knowledge and applied skills desirable for employment in the food industry. The interdisciplinary and applied nature of the program will also provide you with transferable skills that are complementary with many other fields of study in the life and environmental sciences.

A program in Food and Agribusiness allows you develop an additional level of expertise in field by building upon the embedded major with additional units of study.

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