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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Food Science

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

The PGDipSci programme involves one year of full-time study, or up to four years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

120 points in your specialist subject listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science schedule
A project or dissertation of up to 45 points may be included

Summer School will start in January.

Postgraduate study in Food Science will provide you with the skills to work in the food industry.

You will learn about topics such as the structure and composition of foods, food chemistry, nutritional and sensory qualities, food safety, preservation and evaluation. These underpin all aspects of manufacturing, processing and production in food-related industries.

Areas of research include:

  • Structure and composition of foods
  • Food chemistry
  • Nutritional and sensory qualities
  • Food safety, preservation and evaluation
  • Processing and production in food-related industries
  • Functional foods
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Emerging technologies and product development
  • Principal contaminants and their control
  • Science and management of food chains
  • Legislation and regulations that govern good practice
  • Theoretical and practical basis of food safety

Subject structure

60 points from:

FOODSCI 703 Food Processing
FOODSCI 707 Food Science
FOODSCI 708 Advanced Food Science
CHEMMAT 757 Engineering Biotechnology

60 points from approved 700 level courses in a related subject:

Biological Sciences, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Food Science, Medical Science

Jobs related to Food Science

  • Compliance manager
  • Dietician
  • Food quality assurance officer
  • Food safety officer
  • Food technologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Production manager
  • Regulatory affairs manager
  • Toxicologist

Further study options

  • Master of Science
  • Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice
  • Master of Bioscience Enterprise
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,638.50 (US$ 29,882) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $46,525 - NZ $46,752

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

Start date

27 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,638.50 (US$ 29,882) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $46,525 - NZ $46,752

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

Start date

27 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have completed a Bachelors degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with a grade point equivalent of 3.5. IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

For international students

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) in your intended specialisation with a GPE of 3.0. Some specialisations may require you to have completed specific courses in your undergraduate degree.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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

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