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

RMIT University

As an RMIT Food Technology and Chemical Engineering student you will study scientific and engineering principles, product development, large-scale materials processing and issues surrounding food for human consumption. This degree prepares you for professional employment in the food industry as well as other chemical process industries. Food science and chemical engineering subjects are studied in all years of the course. Later years of the course include a focus on food processing and product development, as well as projects in both the food and engineering areas. You will be required to undertake at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience during your study. Graduates find employment in a range of areas in the food industry, including planning, design, commissioning, operations and research

Course Fee:

International: $175,440

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


Year 1 - You will be introduced to the fundamentals of chemical engineering and food technology through studies in chemistry and mathematics. Year 2 - In second year, you will focus on chemical engineering studies looking at processes, fluid flow and particle mechanics as well as heat and mass transfer. Year 3 - You'll gain hands-on experience at the RMIT food pilot plant, which will further develop skills in food technology. This will be complemented by chemical engineering studies that include analysis of the environmental and community effects of processes. Year 4 - You will undertake studies in various aspects of food processing, including packaging and non-thermal processing. Chemical engineering studies will focus on process control, design and economic analysis. Year 5 - You will consolidate your chemical engineering and food technology skills and apply them to major process design, food product development and research projects.

Subjects you can Study:

Bio-processing, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Computer aided design (CAD), Computer modelling, Food chemistry, Food manufacturing, Food microbiology, Food preservation, Food safety, Food technology, Nutrition, Product development, Quality management.

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).

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Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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