Food Science and Technology

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:18 months
 
StudyQA ranking:1112

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Among the greatest challenges the world faces now is not how much food we can produce, but how to improve the taste, quality, appearance nutritional value and safety of food. Be part of a growing area of science contributing to the health and wellbeing of global communities.

UQ’s Master of Food Science and Technology will expand your career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial or research based supervisory roles. Build on your existing theoretical and practical knowledge, and develop expertise in a variety of different areas such as food chemical and microbiological testing, food safety systems, quality control, food structure and sensory analysis, food engineering and new product development.

A 13-week industry placement offered during your final year enables you to apply your theoretical skills to real scenarios in food processing companies. As a Food Science and Technology graduate, you will use your leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills to respond to global consumer demand for quality, safe and nutritious food products. The programs will prepare you for innovative opportunities within all aspects of technical and scientific food manufacturing industries.

Through a combination of scientific theory and practical application, you will heighten your problem solving and project management skills to enhance your employability in the global food processing and production industry. For instance, to increase your fundamental scientific knowledge of food and the effects of processing, study a combination of courses such as Food Microbiology, Food Chemistry and Analysis, Food Safety and Quality Management, and Food Processing Technology.

Additionally, enhance your research skills and expand your thinking by studying courses such as Agricultural Research Methodologies and Global Challenges in Agriculture. Each individual course will provide an important contribution to your development as a food industry professional.

Careers

The food industry is Australia’s largest manufacturing sector and has unmet labour demand. By completing a Master of Food Science and Technology, you could gain employment in supervisory or managerial roles as a:

  • Food technologist

  • Food chemist

  • Food microbiologist

  • Laboratory supervisor

  • Production manager

  • Process and product development manager

  • Quality control manager

Part A

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  • Agricultural Research Methodologies
  • Advanced Food Materials Science
  • Food Safety & Quality Management
  • Principles of Food Preservation
  • Food Chemistry & Analysis
  • Food Bioprocessing
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Food Microbiology
Part B

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  • Professional Experience
  • Graduate Research Project III
  • Graduate Research Project III
  • Graduate Research Project III
Part C
  • Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities
  • Global Challenges in Agriculture
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Food Packaging 1
  • Food Commodity Science I (Animal Products)
  • Food Sensory & Physical AssessmentAdvanced Food & Agricultural Science
  • Food Product and Process Designs
  • Bush Foods of Australia
  • Analytical Food Chemistry
  • Special Studies in Food Science and Technology
  • Advanced Functional Foods
  • Agribusiness Value Chain Management
  • Nutrition & Health
Master of Food Science and Technology (#24) (1.5 year)Bachelor’s degree in food science, food technology or engineering (food science or technology major) or a degree in a relevant area with GPA of at least 5.5 on a 7 point scale (GPA of between 5.0 and 5.5 will be assessed on a case-by-case basis).Master of Food Science and Technology (#32) (2 years)Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering (chemistry, biology, biochemistry, microbiology) or a degree in a relevant area with GPA of at least 5.5 on a 7 point scale (GPA of between 5.0 and 5.5 will be assessed on a case-by-case basis).Visa requirementsCRICOS Code: 079384DInternational students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.English proficiency IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. Internet based TOEFL test results are considered on a case by case basis. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5
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