Food Science and Technology

Curtin University

24 months
37200 AUD/year
22800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Food Science and Technology courses from Curtin University 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.


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.

The postgraduate Food Science and Technology courses from Curtin University in this discipline can offer diverse and challenging careers.

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; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
  • Access, critically evaluate and synthesise information from a wide range of resources using appropriate technologies
  • Use oral and written communication effectively to scientific and non-scientific audiences
  • Use appropriate technologies effectively, recognising their advantages and limitations
  • Engage in self-directed learning and reflective practice habitually
  • Recognise and apply international standards and practices within the discipline
  • Value cultural diversity and recognise the impact of culture on food preferences and usage
  • Exhibit professional behaviour and skills when working independently and collaboratively. Behave in an ethical manner

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Food Chemistry 
  • Advanced Food Engineering 
  • Epidemiology and Evidence 
  • Food Product Development 
  • Food Laboratory 
  • Food Safety and Hygiene 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Advanced Food Processing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




400 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 064466C

  • A bachelor degree in an appropriate field or equivalent. You usually require a bachelor degree or advanced diploma but, in certain cases, relevant work experience may be recognised.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22800 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Food Science and Technology
Curtin University