Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course is the first of its kind in Australia and capitalises on the demand for food technologists with strong business management and marketing skills. You'll gain the technical knowledge to work in the food industry and the management and marketing skills to design and promote innovative products. The first two years includes foundation studies in food technology, nutrition and business. The third year further develops your skills in food technology with studies in food microbiology and processing, sensory evaluation, and consumer behaviour. Your business studies continue with courses in business management and governance. The final year comprises advanced food technology and management subjects, and projects that may be linked with a host food company to apply developed knowledge in a real-life context. Help make Australian manufacturing more competitive as you graduate with the ability to manage large-scale food processing companies with a focus on global operations.
Year 1-You'll focus on business courses and study introductory science and nutrition courses. Year 2-During second year, your business studies will focus on marketing and economics. You'll also develop food technology and nutrition skills through courses that cover nutrition, health and how these are affected by processing. Year 3-Your studies will focus more on food technology as you learn to improve the nutritional quality of our manufactured food supply, creating safe and nutritious foods that taste good and have a balanced nutritional profile. Business studies focus on management, both within the food industry and in a broader business context. Year 4-In your final year you'll consolidate your food technology skills through two major projects related to food product development and the development and implementation of a food safety and quality program. These projects will give you important practical skills and a competitive edge when you graduate.
- Accounting and finance, Bioprocessing, Employment relations, Food chemistry, Food manufacturing, Food microbiology, Food preservation, Food safety, Food technology, Human resource management, International management, Management, Marketing management, Product development, Quality management.
Standard entry requirements
Current Year 12 prerequisites units 3 and 4-a study score of at least 20 in Mathematics (any) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).
Graduates are eligible for membership with the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Applied Science food technology stream with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 may be eligible for credit of up to one year (equivalent 96 credit points) if successful in gaining a place.
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Graduates of this program will be in high demand and able to work in scientific and management roles. Food processing is Victoria's largest manufacturing industry and offers excellent employment opportunities in scientific and management roles. Graduates have found work with large food companies such as Mondelez, Simplot, Fonterra, Cadbury, Uncle Toby's and HJ Heinz, in areas such as research and design, quality assurance, marketing and management.