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Food Science and Technology
- Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Broaden your knowledge of food science and increase your professional status in the industry.
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)
Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
Graduates are eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
You will take specialised coursework units, complemented by laboratory classes and industry site visits. You will study a variety of topics while gaining considerable knowledge and hands-on experience.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- These courses ensure you graduate with diverse career options
- Our courses are well recognised, with a strong national and international reputation
- Our staff maintains strong links with the food industry.
What you'll learn
- apply and integrate the principles and practices of food sciences and technology to the production, preservation and distribution of safe and healthy food
- apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to food; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
- access, critically evaluate and synthesise information from a wide range of resources using appropriate technologies
- use oral and written communication effectively to scientific and non-scientific audiences
- use appropriate technologies effectively, recognising their advantages and limitations
- engage in self-directed learning and reflective practice habitually
- recognise and apply international standards and practices within the discipline
- value cultural diversity and recognise the impact of culture on food preferences and usage
- exhibit professional behaviour and skills when working independently and collaboratively; behave in an ethical manner
A bachelor degree or equivalent in science, engineering, nutrition, environmental health, home economics, agriculture or other appropriate disciplines. Applicants with other qualifications and experience are considered but may be required to complete additional bridging units.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
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.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
Semester 1 and Semester 2
All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.
The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: GD-FOODST
- CRICOS code: 007289K
- Last updated on: January 19, 2020