Bachelor of Science - Food Technology and Nutrition / Bachelor of Engineering - Chemical Engineering (Honours)

RMIT University

A double degree in food technology and nutrition and chemical engineering is a unique program offered by RMIT that opens up a world of possibilities. You will learn how to design the plant, the process and the product. As a food industry professional, you will have the advantage of both food science and engineering skills, giving you an edge in developing competitive products. This degree is ideal if you are interested in developing new products, design processes and packaging; a broader range of roles in the food processing industry; and making food processing industries work more efficiently. This program allows you to complete two awards in a reduced amount of time and increases your employment prospects. You will interact with a wide range of relevant industries and broaden your career prospects.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry and Mathematical Methods (CAS) or specialist mathematics and a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English


Chemical Engineering Design; Chemical Engineering Fundamentals; Chemistry of Materials; Engineering Mathematics B; Food Preservation; Introduction to Food Industry; Mathematics and Statics; Sustainable Engineering.

Subjects you can Study:

Food technology; Engineering-chemical

Further information:

Food processing is Victoria's largest manufacturing industry and offers excellent employment opportunities for food and chemical engineers. RMIT graduates typically find employment in large food processing companies such as Nestle, Cadbury, Simplot or Kraft. Many work in research and development; others move into marketing or quality assurance. Graduates have also secured managerial roles.


Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST). The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), based in London, is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. All RMIT chemical engineering degrees fully satisfy the (UK) requirement for accreditation at the MEng level.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 5 years
City No info No Part time
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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