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Master of Science (Food Science and Technology)

MSc(Curtin) - MC-FOODST

Health Sciences

This master level course extends the learning of the graduate diploma to incorporate an independent research project under the guidance of one of our experienced supervisors. To ensure you’re ready to undertake this project, you’ll be introduced to a variety of health research methods and learn to measure, interpret and describe the data effectively.

Professional recognition

This course is professionally recognised by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and graduates are encouraged to become members.

Career opportunities

The food industry is can offer a range of diverse and challenging careers. Upon graduation you may find 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. This program has an excellent reputation with government bodies and industries in Australia and overseas. 

Credit for previous study

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

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 400

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
Advanced Food Chemistry 5.0 25.0
Advanced Food Engineering 4.0 25.0
Applied Food Microbiology 4.0 25.0
Food Product Development 4.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
Advanced Food Processing 5.0 25.0
Food Commodities 4.0 25.0
Food Laboratory 4.0 25.0
Food Safety and Hygiene 4.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
Health Sciences Research Dissertation Prepartion 16.0 50.0
Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 4.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Practice 4.0 25.0
Health Sciences Research Dissertation 16.0 50.0
Optional units Hrs/Wk Credit
(No year level specified)
Buyer Behaviour and Analysis 3.0 25.0
Contemporary Governance 3.0 25.0
Environmental Health Management 3.0 25.0
Food Science Professional Placement 2.0 25.0
Foundations of Public Health 3.0 25.0
Global Leadership 3.0 25.0
Life Cycle Management 3.0 25.0
Organisational Behaviour for Managers 3.0 25.0
Public Health Nutrition Principles 3.0 25.0
Seafood Technology 5.0 25.0
Special Topics in Food Science and Technology 8.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure


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Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline plus at least two years of relevant post-qualification work experience. Your work experience will be assessed on the basis of your level of seniority, job description, work-based referee reports, publications or other written reports and short courses or conference attendance.

Please refer to the following statement s before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

2 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only)

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
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2014 entry requirements:

A bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline plus at least two years of relevant post-qualification work experience. Your work experience will be assessed on the basis of your level of seniority, job description, work-based referee reports, publications or other written reports and short courses or conference attendance.

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

2 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

2 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

CRICOS: 064466C

This page was last updated on 25 August 2014