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Curtin University

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Master of Science (Food Science and Technology)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Extend your food sciences learning with an independent research project under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The food industry is one of the largest in the world. Its growth, particularly into the export market, requires a high level of technology as well as professionally trained individuals to apply that technology.

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What you will learn

  • apply and integrate the principles and practices of food sciences and technology to the production, preservation and distribution of safe and healthy food
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to food; use appropriate technologies effectively, recognising their advantages and limitations; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
  • access, critically evaluate and synthesise information from a wide range of resources using appropriate technologies and use oral and written communication effectively to a variety of audience groups.
  • recognise and apply international standards and practices within the discipline and engage in food related issues that occur globally
  • value cultural diversity and recognise the impact of culture on food preferences and usage
  • engage in self-directed learning and reflective practice, and exhibit professional behaviour and skills, when working independently and collaboratively.

Graduate outcomes

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Employed full-time