Master of Food Science

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This program is designed for students with a science background who wish to deepen their knowledge in food science and technology. It's also for engineers who want to move into food science with a science-based perspective. Students have the opportunity to undertake an extensive research project.

Designed for

The program is designed to enable students to fulfil a number of needs including: updating technical knowledge and skills in an existing specialisation and acquiring new knowledge and skills in a different specialisation


Students must complete 96UOC of courses to be eligible for the degree, and must complete: At least 18UOC of research-based courses (at least 12UOC of which must be advanced research-completion courses) At least a further 24UOC of advanced disciplinary courses.


  • Food science and technology

Standard entry requirements

Students must hold either: a Bachelor degree in Food Science with at least Honours II/2 (or equivalent), or a Graduate Diploma in Food Science from UNSW, or an equivalent qualification from another recognised university or tertiary institution in order to be admitted to the program.

Study pathways

The courses in each specialisation form an articulated sequence. Students who complete the Graduate Diploma program may upgrade to the Masters program with full credit for the courses undertaken in the previous program, provided they have completed the previous program at UNSW. A credit average (65) is required to articulate to the next level in the sequence. Students who have enrolled in a program will be permitted to exit with a lower qualification in the specialisation sequence providing they have completed the requirements of that program. Subject to the approval of the program authority and available places, students will be permitted to transfer to another specialisation with credit transfer being subject to the requirements of the specialisation into which the student is transferring.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kensington Yes

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