Graduate Diploma of Food Science and Technology

Curtin University

The food industry is the largest industry in the world and needs highly trained professionals in food science and technology to ensure the supply, quality and safety of food. This field offers diverse and challenging careers and has been designed to provide professional training to both those already employed in the food industry and those in other science fields such as: agriculture; nutrition; engineering; environmental health; consumer science and other related disciplines. It is ideal for those wishing to increase their professional status and to diversify their career opportunities by providing an increased knowledge base in the food science and technology field.

Course Fee:

Australian: $22,500
International: $36,600

Entry Requirements:

Specifically, applicants require an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution, in science, engineering, nutrition, environmental health, home economics, agriculture or other appropriate discipline. Applicants with other qualifications and expertise are considered for admission, but may be required to complete appropriate bridging units in order to meet the required entry standards.

Structure:

This course contains core units only.

Subjects you can Study:

Food science and technology

Study Pathways:

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.

Further information:

Curtin University course code: GD-FOODST. If students need more course information, they may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please see: http://students.curtin.edu.au/contact_offices.cfm. For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: futurestudents@curtin.edu.au Tel: +61-8-9266 1000. For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: international@curtin.edu.au Tel: +61-8-9266 7331.

Recognition:

The Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology is recognised by the professional industry body the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Who for:

Graduates in science, engineering, nutrition, environmental health, agriculture, and related disciplines

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Food Technologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 1 year
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 2 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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