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Master of Science (Food Science and Technology)

MSc(Curtin) - MC-FOODST Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or partially online
Intake February or July
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

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.

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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 first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. 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.

Professional recognition

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

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 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. 

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