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Postgraduate

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

The food industry is one of the largest in the world. Its growth, particularly into the export market, requires a high level of technology as well as professionally trained individuals to apply that technology. 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.

This 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 are ready to undertake this project you will be introduced to a variety of health research methods and learn to measure, interpret and describe the data effectively.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Food Science and Technology or a Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology once you have completed certain units.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate or graduate diploma. 

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
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

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
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 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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