Master On Campus

Food Science and Technology

University of Queensland

18 months
44032 AUD/year
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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 with the Master of Food Science and Technology is offered at the University of Queensland. 


UQ is a key research provider in food science and technology – ranked first in Australia. Your teachers from the Master of Food Science and Technology is offered at the University of Queensland are active researchers 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 your 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 to enhance your career opportunities.


  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Food Safety & Quality Management 
  • Food Chemistry & Analysis 
  • Principles of Food Microbiology 
  • Food Microbiology
  • Agricultural Research Methodologies 
  • Advanced Food Materials Science
  • Food Sensory & Physical Assessment
  • Food Bioprocessing
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Processing Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  CRICOS code: 079385C  
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with first-year, university-level chemistry or biology, or
  • a graduate certificate (or equivalent) in food science and technology, or
  • to have successfully completed 3 years of study towards an approved qualification at an overseas partner institution, with a formal pathway to the Master of Food Science and Technology.
  • You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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    44032 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 44032 AUD per year during 18 months.

TBA tuition for national students.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 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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