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Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology

GradDipFoodScTech(Curtin) - GD-FOODST Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

In this course you will take a range of specialised coursework units complemented by laboratory classes and industry site visits. You’ll not only gain considerable knowledge, but essential hands-on experience. You’ll study a variety of food science topics, including food engineering, food processing and preservation, food microbiology, functional foods containing bioactive components, analytical food chemistry, post-harvest handling and processing and packaging of foods from the farm to the consumer’s plate (including meats, dairy, eggs and cereals).

This course is designed to accommodate the needs of students from varying backgrounds. The flexible course structure will give you the opportunity to choose from a range of professional development units to complement your core studies.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree or equivalent in science, engineering, nutrition, environmental health, home economics, agriculture or other appropriate disciplines. Applicants with other qualifications and experience are considered but may be required to complete additional bridging units.

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Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $22,500*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

The food industry can offer a range of diverse and challenging careers. Upon graduation you may qualify for entry to the master degree that could allow you to work in professional areas, such as food quality assurance, research and development of new products and processing technologies, microbiology, technical consulting, and sales and marketing.

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