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.
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.
- 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
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesIndustrial & Systems Engineering Food Sciences View 7 other Masters in Food Sciences in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
International27858 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27858 USD per year during 18 months.
National5489 USD/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.