24 months
37200 AUD/year
23700 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Food Science and Technology courses from Curtin University provide professional training to those employed in the food industry and those in science fields such as agriculture, nutrition, engineering, environmental health and consumer science.  

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This 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.

It is ideal for those wishing to increase their professional status or to diversify their career opportunities.

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; use appropriate technologies effectively, recognising their advantages and limitations; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
  • Access, critically evaluate and synthesise information from a wide range of resources using appropriate technologies and use oral and written communication effectively to a variety of audience groups.
  • Recognise and apply international standards and practices within the discipline and engage in food related issues that occur globally
  • Value cultural diversity and recognise the impact of culture on food preferences and usage
  • Engage in self-directed learning and reflective practice, and exhibit professional behaviour and skills, when working independently and collaboratively.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Food Chemistry
  • Advanced Food Engineering 
  • Applied Food Microbiology
  • Food Product Development 
  • Food Laboratory
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Food Commodities
  • 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.

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

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  • International

    37200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23700 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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