What will I learn?

Begin a high-level research career with a PhD in Food Sciences and Technology. Our integrated program allows graduates without a research background to undertake a PhD.

Integrated PhD in Food Sciences & Technology program

The integrated PhD in Food Sciences and Technology offers graduates an alternative path to a doctoral degree. During your first year, you’ll receive intensive research training. On passing the components with a 70% average, you’ll begin an original PhD thesis, graduating within the standard timeframe.

Our expert supervisors will continue to support your study in our research focus areas. Your scientific research in advanced food systems will focus on improving sustainability of food production through innovation in industrialised and developing nations.

We offer food science and technology related research opportunities in collaboration with government, industry, not-for-profit organisations and other universities in Australia and overseas.

You’ll learn to present your research findings clearly and effectively in a thesis, and through public presentations and publications.

Our food-science focus

The food science and technology program offers research specialisations in the following areas:

  • food processing
  • functional foods and nutraceuticals with emphasis on probiotics
  • enhancement of shelf life of foods
  • physical chemistry of foods
  • dairy and cereal science and technology
  • microbial and enzyme technology and engineering
  • analytical systems
  • food safety and risk management systems
  • food security.

Careers in food science and technology

Following your PhD, you’ll be ready for a scientific-research or advisory role. Opportunities exist in government, health care, food-science organisations, and universities.

Course structure

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to completed in total 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
  • 24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
  • 288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD

Which department am I in?

VU Research

CRICOS

088584K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,800.00 (US$ 23,716) per year
AUD $16,400 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022, July 2022

Venue

St Albans Campus

McKechnie Street,

ST ALBANS,

Victoria,

3021, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,800.00 (US$ 23,716) per year
AUD $16,400 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022, July 2022

Venue

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus,

Ballarat Road,

FOOTSCRAY,

Victoria,

3011, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree or a master’s degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university. English language requirements: IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than: Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Reading: 18, Writing: 22. Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score 58-64 (with no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169; VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

For international students

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree, or a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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