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Food Science and Technology
- Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology
This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Most classes are scheduled during the day, therefore students already employed in the food industry need to gain the support of their employers to undertake this 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.
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.
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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.
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 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; use appropriate technologies effectively, recognising their advantages and limitations
- access, critically evaluate and synthesise information from a wide range of resources using appropriate technologies and use oral and written communication effectively to their peers.
- recognise international standards and practices within the discipline and engage in food related issues that occur globally
- value cultural diversity and recognise the impact of culture on food preferences and usage
- engage in self-directed learning and exhibit professional behaviour when working independently and collaboratively.
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: 2021
| Domestic |
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.
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- Curtin course code: GD-FOODST
- CRICOS code: 007289K
- Last updated on: November 27, 2021