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Food Science

Food Science and Technology

Masters by Coursework

MC-FOODST

Course
Master of Science (Food Science and Technology)
Duration
2 years full-time
Credit
400
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Extend your food sciences learning with an independent research project under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.

Food Science and Technology

Cutting-edge

Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. 

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

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.

The courses provide professional training to those employed in the food industry and those in science fields such as agriculture, nutrition, engineering, environmental health and consumer science.

This course extends the learning of the graduate diploma to incorporate an independent research project under the guidance of an experienced supervisor. To ensure you are ready to undertake this project you will be introduced to health research methods and learn to measure, interpret and describe the data effectively.

It is ideal for those wishing to increase their professional status or to diversify their career opportunities.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

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; use appropriate technologies effectively, recognising their advantages and limitations; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
  • access, critically evaluate and synthesise information from a wide range of resources using appropriate technologies and use oral and written communication effectively to a variety of audience groups.
  • recognise and apply 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 reflective practice, and exhibit professional behaviour and skills, when working independently and collaboratively.

Admission criteria

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

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)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

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.

Advanced standing

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $23,100*

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).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

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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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-FOODST
  • CRICOS code: 064466C
  • Last updated on: November 27, 2021