The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Food Science

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

Get ready for a unique and exciting career designing new and better ways to feed the world with the Master of Food Science from Australia’s number 1 university1. The Graduate Diploma in Food Science combines a strong core in food chemistry, processing, sensory science, food safety and microbiology with career-focused electives.


The Graduate Diploma in Food Science requires the completion of eight subjects comprising 100 credit points of coursework, including six core subjects and 25 points of elective subjects.


  • Food science

Standard entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed: an undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent.

Study pathways

Completion of a Graduate Diploma in Food Science (or equivalent) may give an advanced standing of up to 100 points into the Master of Food Science, depending on subjects taken.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $32,288
International: $44,928
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Graduates can play a key role in research and technical divisions within food companies and associated organisations. Graduates are employed in nutrition assessment and substantiation of product health claims, health promotion, food safety and regulation, production, policy, research and development, and technical services.

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