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Master of Food Science and Technology

Overview

Make your mark in the world's largest industry, equipped with the latest knowledge in food safety and quality management, food preservation, processing, chemistry and microbiology.

UQ is a key research provider in food science and technology, ranked first in Australia. Your teachers are active academics who'll share the latest knowledge in food safety and quality management, food chemistry and microbiology, food processing, and new food product development.

You'll refine your laboratory skills during practicals and research courses, gain access to the Food Science Innovation Precinct – a world-class teaching, research, training and development unit – and have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals, with specialised electives such as business, agriculture and biotechnology.

You can also undertake a 14-week industry experience in their final year, where you'll apply your theoretical knowledge to a food-related workplace situation, acquire a detailed understanding of industry operations, and gain professional skills which will enhance your career opportunities.

As a graduate, you'll 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.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5576
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42032 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5576
CRICOS Code
079385C
AQF
Level 9

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Food Safety and Quality Management
  • Principles of Food Preservation
  • Advanced Functional Foods
  • Food Processing Technology

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Food technologist
  • Food chemist
  • Food microbiologist
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Process and product development manager
  • Quality control manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Agribusiness consultant
  • Food security adviser
  • Sustainable food production specialist

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.

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.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Food Science and Technology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,032

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Food Science and Technology for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $30,160

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Food Science and Technology at 2020 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit