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Postgraduate

Master of Science (Food Science and Technology)

MSc(Curtin) - 311484

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
Food Chemistry 683 5.0 25.0
Food Engineering 684 4.0 25.0
Food Microbiology 534 4.0 25.0
Food Product Development 581 4.0 25.0
Year 1 Semester 2
Advanced Food Processing 684 5.0 25.0
Food Commodities 682 4.0 25.0
Food Laboratory 683 4.0 25.0
Food Safety and Hygiene 684 4.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 1
Epidemiology and Biostatistics 481 4.0 25.0
Research Dissertation 600 16.0 50.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Epidemiology and Biostatistics 482 4.0 25.0
Research Dissertation 601 16.0 50.0
Optional units Hrs/Wk Credit
(No year level specified)
Buyer Behaviour and Analysis 520 3.0 25.0
Contemporary Governance 600 3.0 25.0
Environmental Health Management 683 3.0 25.0
Food Science Professional Placement 381 2.0 25.0
Foundations of Public Health 681 3.0 25.0
Global Leadership 561 3.0 25.0
Life Cycle Management 603 3.0 25.0
Organisational Behaviour 550 3.0 25.0
Public Health Nutrition Principles 682 3.0 25.0
Seafood Technology 502 5.0 25.0
Special Topics in Food Science and Technology 583 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:

Expected completion: 2 years
Minimum completion: 1 years

Fees (indicative first year only)

Year Student type Cost
2014 Domestic Fee Paying $20,900*

* Based on a 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.

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2013 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 2013:

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

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:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300
Indicative year 1 fee $30,600
Total indicative course fee $63,700
Indicative essential incidental course fee $170

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

CRICOS: 064466C

This page was last updated on 07 March 2013