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Master of Food Science and Technology Research Extensive

Overview

Create change in one of the world's largest industries, equipped with advanced scientific skills and the latest knowledge in food safety and quality management, food preservation, processing, chemistry and microbiology.

The Master of Food Science and Technology Research Extensive program is designed for graduates who wish to increase their technical and laboratory skills in core areas of food science, and to obtain more extended laboratory immersion than is available in the three semester master's degree. The extended program also provides strong preparation for entry into a PhD program.

Through an independent research project, you will increase your technical and research skills working with the university’s researchers and academics or in an industry setting.

You’ll 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.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Program Code
5753
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$48160
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Semester dates for 2025 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5753
CRICOS Code
108889A
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at Australia's leading food science and technology research facility.
  • Refine your laboratory skills through an independent research project as well as 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.

23 in the world for food science and technology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

1 in Australia for food science and technology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Food Process Engineering I and II
  • Food Product Development
  • Advanced Functional Foods
  • Agricultural Research Methodologies

Career possibilities

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

  • University academic
  • Food technologist
  • Food microbiologist
  • Research and development manager
  • Process and product development manager
  • Quality control manager
  • Process and product development manager
  • Quality control manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Food security adviser

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in food science, food technology or food engineering.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. 
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in food science, food technology or food engineering.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. 

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

PTE Academic - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Food Science and Technology Research Extensive are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$8,950

2024

$8,950

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $48,160

2024

AUD $48,160

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Master of Food Science and Technology Research Extensive are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

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For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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