Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
Our postgraduate courses in this discipline can offer diverse and challenging careers and have been designed to provide professional training to those already employed in the food industry and those in other science fields.
In this course you will take a range of specialised coursework units, complemented by laboratory classes and industry site visits. You will study a variety of food science topics while gaining considerable knowledge and essential hands-on experience.
It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Food Science and Technology once you have completed certain units.
Admission criteria 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.
Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||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).
This course is professionally recognised by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and graduates are encouraged to become members.
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
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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