Master On Campus

Food Technology

Massey University

18 months
27858 USD/year
5489 USD/year
Tuition fee
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With a Master of Food Technology from Massey University, you can become a research and development champion in in the food industry.


Food is an important part of our everyday life. The focus on health and wellbeing through food consumption is increasing. The world’s economies are also looking for new ways to add value to raw produce.

Internationally recognised and unique

The Massey University`s Master of Food Technology is held in high regard around the world. It has been producing graduates for the New Zealand and international food industries for more than 50 years.

You’ll gain the research and technical skills to apply your knowledge in the commercial world.

Work on real food industry issues

Massey’s Master of Food Technology provides teaching of practical skills needed to undertake independent research in the food industry. You will then undertake your own large independent research project that focuses on real food industry problems and solutions.

World-leading facilities

At Massey you’ll have access to real equipment for your research that’s applied and practical to the food industry including:

  • a fully equipped pilot plant to enable you to research processes for the manufacture of food products
  • labs equipped to analyse and characterise food texture, rheology, physical properties, chemical composition and microbial flora
  • a sensory facility to gather consumer data for the sensory properties of food
  • a post-harvest lab to study the packaging, storage and preservation of fruits and vegetables.

Massey has research expertise in meat and fish technology, dairy technology, fruit and vegetables, cereals and food additives and ingredients.

Our facilities will help you to develop new and innovative ideas, develop prototypes, work with consumers to test those and commercial scale production.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Engineering and Technology
  • Food Packaging, Preservation and Storage
  • Strategic Food Product Development
  • Food Process Engineering Research
  • Food Ingredient Functionality
  • Thesis 120 Credit

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


To enter the Master of Food Technology you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a bachelor’s degree in food engineering, food science or food technology, with a minimum B grade average over the 200- and 300-level courses, or equivalent, or
  • a Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours having achieved at least Second Class Honours, or equivalent.
  • You will also provide a short summary of your research interests (200 words or less) with your application.
  • You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27858 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    5489 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5489 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Domestic students: $7,658.70 - $9,648.40
  • International students: $40,080.00

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /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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