Master of Biotechnology - Food Science

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

This food science and technology program offers students studies in molecular biology and immunology, bringing together modern practices in food processing and recent advances in biotechnology. Students will develop skills in critical evaluation of scientific literature as well as oral and written communication in biotechnology.


  • 192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points). Food processing technologies
  • Food quality assurance
  • Food safety plans
  • Fruit
  • Gene technologies
  • Grain technology
  • Industrial microbiology
  • Meat
  • Microbial evaluation of food
  • Product development
  • Protein technologies
  • Research methods
  • Research project
  • Scientific skills and tools
  • Sensory evaluation of food
  • Vegetables
  • Work experience practicum.


  • Food science and technology

Standard entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in Biological Sciences, Food Science/Technology, Biotechnology, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Agricultural Science or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent. Successful completion of a Chemistry or Biochemistry and Microbiology course in a bachelor degree.


Depending on courses studied: The Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Microbiology, British Mycological Society, Australian Institute of Biology, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Study pathways

Relevant work experience at an appropriate level and duration is recognised as an equivalent to 1 full-time semester or 1 part-time year. Applications for recognition of work experience are assessed on an individual basis.

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Further information

If applicants have not successfully completed a microbiology course at undergraduate level, or an equivalent, they will be required to enrol in second year microbiology during their first semester.

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