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UniSQ’s Food and Wine Science degrees provide a platform for delving into two of Australia’s leading growth sectors.

Explore the intricate science behind food chemistry, analysis, processing, safety, and product development with UniSQ’s Food Science degrees. Delve into the fascinating effects of various food components on human nutrition and health, unravelling the secrets of disease prevention and health promotion. At UniSQ, we are at the forefront of the industry, proudly partnering in the national Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre—a ground-breaking $100 million initiative spanning a decade. Together with industry leaders and renowned research institutions, we aim to revolutionise food waste management, transforming it into valuable resources.

Indulge your passion for the art and science of winemaking with our Wine Science degrees. You'll acquire expert knowledge in viticulture, wine making, wine appraisal, and a thorough understanding of the intricacies of wine science. Immerse yourself in practical training and enriching experiences at the renowned Queensland College of Wine Tourism (QCWT), nestled in the picturesque Granite Belt Wine region in Stanthorpe. As part of the Sensory Analysis Residential School, you'll have the opportunity to participate as a steward and associate judge in a major regional wine show.

Explore UniSQ's Food and Wine Science degrees

Functional foods - the new 'medicine'

UniSQ researchers are investigating the potential for this and other functional foods to reverse human obesity and chronic inflammatory diseases affecting the heart, liver, kidney and joints. The variety is amazing, as purple carrots and corn, seaweeds, chia seeds, citrus, coffee, oats, sorghum and cardamom can provide evidence for such health benefits. 

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Which food and science degree is right for me?

The Food and Wine Science degree that suits you will vary depending on your previous studies, career goals and interests.

Undergraduate Certificate of STEM Foundations - Build a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Bachelor of Science (Food Science) – Get a comprehensive understanding of food science principles, including food processing, safety, and nutrition.

Bachelor of Science (Wine Science) - Explore the art and science of grape cultivation, fermentation, sensory evaluation, and wine marketing.

Diploma of Wine - Develop expertise in the field of winemaking by gaining practical skills in viticulture, winemaking techniques, and wine appreciation. 

Master of Science (Agricultural Science) - Gain advanced knowledge in agricultural science with a specialisation in food and science.

Master of Research - Undertake in-depth research projects and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in food and science.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Engage in extensive research within the field of food and science and make significant contributions to new knowledge and advancements in the field. 

What are the career opportunities for Food and Wine Science graduates?

Graduates of our Agriculture and Environment food and science degrees have a wide range of career opportunities in the food and wine industry. Some potential career paths include:

  • food scientist or technologist
  • quality control analyst
  • product development specialist
  • viticulturist
  • winemaker
  • wine researcher
  • wine marketer or sales representative.

The food and beverage processing industry is experiencing rapid growth in Australia, employing a significant portion of the country's workforce. UniSQ's world-renowned academics excel in research, and by pursuing a food and science degree, you embark on a path leading to an array of exciting career opportunities. 

Can I study part-time?
Yes, UniSQ offers part-time study options for many of its food and science degree. This flexibility allows you to balance your education with other commitments, such as work or personal responsibilities. Part-time study may extend the overall duration of the degree, but it provides an opportunity for individuals who require a more flexible approach to complete their degree. 
Are flexible study options available?

Yes! At UniSQ, we understand juggling your life with study is important. Our students will have the opportunity to study Food and Wine Science online, on-campus/externally or a mix of modes, depending on what degree you choose. You can also adjust your subject enrolment to meet your own personal needs.

Regardless of how you choose to study, you’ll experience the same level of support and opportunities to connect with others. Discover more about the different ways you can study at UniSQ. 

Are there opportunities for hands-on learning and industry placements?
Depending on your degree, UniSQ offers immersive residential school experiences for Food and Wine Science students with intensive learning sessions, hands-on practical activities, and valuable interactions with industry professionals. Additionally, we provide work placements that allow you to gain practical experience in food and wine-related industries. These placements foster connections and further enhance career prospects, ensuring you are well-prepared for successful careers in the field.

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