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
    5576
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field, with approved tertiary level background in chemistry or biology; or

Graduate Certificate in Food Science and Technology.

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

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:

Courses and Programs

How can we help?

Here's everything you need to get in touch with us.

Ask a question

Send us your question and we'll get back to you
Ask

Live chat

Book a call back

Leave your number and we'll call at a time that suits you
Book

Frequently asked questions

What would you like to know? Browse some of our popular topics or search our frequently asked questions to find answers to some common questions.

How do I know what credit I might be eligible for?

In what month do semesters at UQ start?

Can I go on exchange in a postgraduate degree?

When are my fees due?

How do I find out if my program can be completed part-time?

View UQ Answers