Master of Food Science and Technology

RMIT University

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Masters Degree
2.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This program will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in the food industry at various professional and management levels.

The Australian food sector has developed a world renowned and enviable reputation in producing quality products that are sought after globally.

To maintain this global position, it is vital for the industry to have access to a highly qualified workforce.

The Master of Food Science and Technology is designed to provide you with professional training in food science and technology if your background is in science, engineering, agriculture or other related disciplines.

If you have previously undertaken studies in food science and technology, this program will enhance and expand your knowledge in the area.

You will be fully equipped to participate in the rapidly advancing field of food science and technology with advanced technical expertise and research skills and the ability to apply this expertise in inter-disciplinary contexts.

You will develop skills and knowledge of food processing and preservation; chemical properties of food materials; food safety, packaging and labelling; and food product and process innovation.

You will also undertake courses to support the wide range of technical positions required by the food industry.

In addition, several courses touch on the foundation knowledge in business management and regulation to ensure that you are a productive member of a food industry team.

This program has strong links to industry which are demonstrated through two work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences.

You will develop new products and/or manufacturing processes with the input of industry partners, you will develop a food quality assurance plan with the guidance of industry experts.

Qualified food scientists and technologists are in high demand for research or industry-based careers in Australia and overseas.

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