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Master of  Food Science and Technology

Program code: 5575

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Why study the Master of Food Science and Technology

The Master of Food Science and Technology will cover the integrative disciplines of food science and food technology. In this program, you will gain a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge within fields of food science and food technology, and you will have the opportunity to apply these in either a research project or an industry placement (subject to availability).

Graduates will be able to apply leadership, research and problem-solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world, by contributing to the provision of high quality, safe and nutritionally valuable food and food products, as well as having an understanding of the global policy dialogue on food and food products. It is an ideal program for professionals seeking to expand their career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial, community-based or research roles in the broad field of food science and technology.

The Master of Food Science and Technology replaced the Master of Food Studies in 2014. Students enrolled in the Master of Food Studies can refer to the program requirements, rules and course list for the Master of Food Studies.

Summary

  • Program code
    5575
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a food science, food technology or food engineering field, or an approved discipline.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Food Science and Technology are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Food Science and Technology. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Food Science and Technology at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Food Science and Technology have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Food Science and Technology pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $27,200
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Food Science and Technology at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Master of Food Science and Technology can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Food Science and Technology is 5575. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Food Science and Technology is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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