Food Science, Food System and Food Industry Skills

DET60002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 57 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


Admission to MA-DIET

Aims and objectives

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the food system and develop food science knowledge and practical skills relevant to nutrition and dietetic practice. The unit will focus on practical skills relevant to the food industry, including specialised food product design, development, production, marketing, and food security implications.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Examine the current Australian food supply using a systems approach.
2. Evaluate the relationship between key aspects of the food system and food security, marketing, dietary guidelines, and associated laws/policies.
3. Evaluate the chemical, physical and nutritional changes which may/do occur to food components during processing.
4. Predict the potential effects of food processing on product acceptability and potential impact on health/disease parameters.
5. Design, develop, produce and market a specialised food product suitable for sale.

Courses with unit

Master of Dietetics