The Food Science major in the Bachelor of Science introduces you to the science behind the food we eat. It can open the door to a wide range of careers in food science.
Food innovation is driven by trends like reducing sugar, sodium and fat; using more natural flavourings and colourings, and improving the shelf-life of foods.
Food scientists are critical in the production of food. They develop new food products, improve sensory attributes and nutritional content of foods, and find new ways to preserve, process, package and distribute food.
Study food science and become familiar with food chemistry, food microbiology, sensory science, food product development and food processing and technology. You learn to analyse the characteristics of food, discover new food sources, and research how to make processed foods safe and healthy.
In your final year you can enrol in either the Food Product Development or the Research Project course if you have at least a B grade average in 60 points at level 6. This may involve working on an industry-related project related to your major.
Companies or research organisations involved include: AgResearch, Future Cuisine Ltd, Goodman Fielder, McCowley Enterprises Ltd, Merit Meats Ltd, Olivado NZ, Tegel, Thoughtgroup Ltd.
All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.
India: Indian applicants must have completed one of the following:
Consider starting with the university Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science.
If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enrol in a foundation programme.
If you successfully complete the foundation programme and the get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.
AUT has established a partnership with NCUK, enabling you to study at a NCUK Study Centre in your home country, and then come directly into your chosen AUT degree.
COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022
If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.
AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.
On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:
The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).
IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening
There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.
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