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What will I learn?

The Australian food sector has developed an enviable reputation in growing and manufacturing quality food products that are sought after globally. To uphold this position, it is vital to maintain and sustain a highly-qualified workforce.

With advanced technical expertise and research skills, graduates are fully-equipped to participate in the rapidly advancing field of food science and technology and apply their expertise in inter-disciplinary contexts.

You’ll develop skills and knowledge of food processing and preservation; chemical properties of food materials; food safety, packaging and labelling; and food product and process innovation. You will also undertake courses to support the wide range of technical positions required by the food industry.

If your background is in science, engineering, agriculture or other related disciplines, the Master of Food Science and Technology is designed to provide professional training in this field. If you have previously completed studies in food science and technology, this degree will enhance and expand your knowledge in the area.

Career

Qualified food scientists and technologists are in high demand for research or industry-based careers in Australia and overseas.

Graduates may work in the fields of product or process innovation, product development, ingredient application, quality assurance, quality control, food safety and nutritional documentation. They may also work in manufacturing for a range of commodities including the dairy, meat, fish or poultry industries, grain-based commodities, fats and oils, confectionery and chocolate manufacturing as well as beverage industry and horticultural-based processes.

Which department am I in?

STEM College

CRICOS

094062G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,440.00 (US$ 24,026) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

Expected February, July 2023

Venue

Bundoora Campus

289 McKimmie Road,

BUNDOORA,

Victoria,

3083, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,440.00 (US$ 24,026) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

Expected February, July 2023

Venue

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0)

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in science, engineering, agriculture, nutrition, veterinary science. medical or biomedical science that includes courses/ units in chemistry or biochemistry and nutrition or microbiology with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0).

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

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