24 months
37440 AUD/year
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If your background is in science, engineering, agriculture or other related disciplines, the Master of Food Science and Technology from RMIT University is designed to provide professional training in this field. If you have previously completed studies in food science and technology, this degree will enhance and expand your knowledge in the area.   

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The Australian food sector has developed an enviable reputation in growing and manufacturing quality food products that are sought after globally. To uphold this position, it is vital to maintain and sustain a highly-qualified workforce.

With advanced technical expertise and research skills, graduates are fully-equipped to participate in the rapidly advancing field of food science and technology and apply their expertise in inter-disciplinary contexts. 

You’ll develop skills and knowledge of food processing and preservation; chemical properties of food materials; food safety, packaging and labelling; and food product and process innovation. You will also undertake courses to support the wide range of technical positions required by the food industry.


Qualified food scientists and technologists are in high demand for research or industry-based careers in Australia and overseas.

Graduates of the Master of Food Science and Technology from RMIT University  may work in the fields of product or process innovation, product development, ingredient application, quality assurance, quality control, food safety and nutritional documentation. They may also work in manufacturing for a range of commodities including the dairy, meat, fish or poultry industries, grain-based commodities, fats and oils, confectionery and chocolate manufacturing as well as beverage industry and horticultural-based processes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Chemistry
  • Microbiology of Food Processing
  • Nutrition, Health and Disease 
  • Rheology and Food Biophysics  
  • Dairy Science and Technology
  • Meat Science and Technology
  • Food Product and Process Innovation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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General requirements

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in science, engineering, medicine or medical sciences that includes courses/ units in chemistry or biochemistry (biological chemistry) and microbiology with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0).
  • CRICOS number: 094062G    

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37440 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic: Commonwealth supported places 

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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