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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Food Science and Technology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Make your mark in the world's largest industry, equipped with the latest knowledge in food safety and quality management, food preservation, processing, chemistry and microbiology.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
5576, 079385C
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$42,032 per year / $84,064 total

About this course

UQ is a key research provider in food science and technology - ranked first in Australia. Your teachers are active academics who'll share the latest knowledge in food safety and quality management, food chemistry and microbiology, food processing, and new food product development.

You'll refine your laboratory skills during practicals and research courses, gain access to the Food Science Innovation Precinct - a world-class teaching, research, training and development unit - and have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals, with specialised electives such as business, agriculture and biotechnology.

You can also undertake a 14-week industry experience in your final year, where you'll apply your theoretical knowledge to a food-related workplace situation, acquire a detailed understanding of industry operations, and gain professional skills to enhance your career opportunities.

As a graduate, you'll be able to apply leadership, research and problem-solving skills to meet the global challenges associated with feeding the world by contributing to the provision of high-quality, safe and nutritionally valuable food and food products, as well as having an understanding of the global policy dialogue on food and food products.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Study at Australia's leading food science and technology research facility.
  • Refine your laboratory skills during practicals and research courses, and access the Food Science Innovation Precinct.
  • Acquire a detailed understanding of industry operations and gain valuable professional skills.
  • Tailor your studies to your interests and career goals with specialised electives.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Food technologist
  • Food chemist
  • Food microbiologist
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Process and product development manager
  • Quality control manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Agribusiness consultant
  • Food security adviser
  • Sustainable food production specialist