In coming decades the world faces the risk of major regional food crises leading to conflicts and mass refugee movements. This is driven primarily by emerging scarcities of all the primary resources required to produce food, in particular science.
- Julian Cribb, The Coming Famine
University of California Press and CSIRO Publishing, August 2010
Exploring the inter-disciplinary nature of agriculture, food production and food science at an advanced level, the Master of Food Science provides you with a sound foundation in food chemistry, microbiology, quality and processing and introduces advanced research topics and their practical application in commercial settings.
With your food science expertise, you will be equipped to support the health and wellbeing of communities worldwide, managing sustainable, safe food production across the entire supply chain.
Across the globe, more than 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night—a number exacerbated by the 2007-08 food price crisis.
- Donors Take Long-Term View on Food Security
The World Bank
A qualification in Food Science gives you the skills to play a key role in research and technical divisions within food companies and associated organisations. Graduates pursue exciting and diverse careers including aid and development, nutrition assessment and substantiation of product health claims, health promotion, food safety and regulation, production, policy, research and development. You may obtain work with international bodies such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation, World Health Organisation or international aid agencies, working in the field, in the classroom, the lab, or policy making from the office.
If you are interested in a shorter course, MSLE also offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Food Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science.
- Each student completes a tailored program of coursework subjects incorporating core study areas and electives including a research project in an approved area of food science.
- The Master of Food Science is normally delivered full time over two years at Parkville campus through a mixture of classroom teaching, residential schools and online delivery.
|DURATION||2 years full time or part time equivalent
||1 year full time or part time equivalent
|TEACHING MODE||On campus; Two Semesters per year. Academic Calendar.
Semester 2 (July)
|CONTENT||75 points of core subjects;
25 points of professional toolbox subjects;
minimum of 25 points of research project:
a minimum of 25 points discipline electives. Course Structure
of core subjects and
|POINTS||200 credit points||100 credit points|
|PLACE TYPES||Local students
|CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS STUDY||Up to 100 points of advanced standing in Master of Food Science may be awarded for the completion of a relevant honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science or equivalent.||Persons who have completed the coursework but not graduated with the Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science will be granted 100 credit points towards the Master of Food Science. Those who have graduated with the Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science will subsequently be granted 50 credit points towards the Master of Food Science.|
|APPLICATIONS DUE||Local Students
|HANDBOOK DETAILS||439-FS Master of Food Science||391-BB Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science||394-BB Postgraduate Certificate in Food Science|
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