Food Process Engineering

Master of Engineering Science
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2 years
February and September
Fatma Bahwan Al Mukhaini – Master of Engineering Science (Food Process Engineering)

My postgrad study helped me develop a comprehensive understanding of my area of specialisation and allowed me to meet a lot of interesting people.

Fatma Bahwan Al Mukhaini – Master of Engineering Science (Food Process Engineering)

Our flexible, advanced options in Food Science and Technology provide students with a deeper understanding of the agrifood business. At UNSW you’ll gain the strategies and tools to increase efficiency and performance, and the opportunity to learn alongside like-minded industry professionals.


This program is designed for engineers who want to specialise in the area of Food Process Engineering. It provides a thorough study of factors affecting the science, processes, operation technology and engineering of foods, and the life cycle of plants. Students also study issues that may affect business decisions encountered in the food industry. Expect a comprehensive postgraduate coursework program for the food or chemical engineer wishing to upgrade their skills or extend their knowledge.


The Master of Engineering Science program promotes flexible learning as a keystone of the program – it is designed for students who already have a four year accredited engineering degree and who now wish to broaden their job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation.  This program takes two years to complete (students may be granted credit for some courses. Those with a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area can apply for credit of up to 50% of a program); it is a non-accredited program, and does not offer industrial training.


The typical program structure comprises sixteen courses, broken down into: four Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Courses, three Research Courses and four Electives.


Required Background

Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 65% average in one of the following:

- Chemical Engineering
- Food Science and Engineering OR Biomedical Engineering degrees may also be considered.

Sample Program Outlines*

Choose 4 from

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC6711 Complex Fluids Microstructure and Rheology
FOOD8010 Food Preservation
FOOD8020 Food Science and Technology Laboratory
FOOD8030 Food Safety and Quality Assurance
FOOD8110 Advanced Food Chemistry
FOOD8220 Nutrition
FOOD8320 Food Microbiology
FOOD8403 Advanced and Applied Nutrition
FOOD8801 Unit Operations in Food Processing


Course code Course name Notes
CEIC8102 Advanced Process Control
FOOD9100 Advanced Processing Technologies
FOOD8450 Advanced Food Engineering

Choose 1 from

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9701 Engineering Economics and Financial Management
CVEN9731 Project Management Framework
CVEN9888 Environmental Management
CVEN9892 Sustainability Assessment and Risk Analysis
GSOE9017 Managing Energy Efficiency
GSOE9210 Engineering Decision Structures
GSOE9340 Life Cycle Engineering
GSOE9510 Ethics and Leadership in Engineering
GSOE9712 Engineering Statistics and Experimental Design
GSOE9810 Process and Product Quality in Engineering
GSOE9820 Engineering Project Management
GSOE9830 Economic Decision Analysis in Engineering


Course code Course name Notes
CEIC9951 Thesis A
CEIC9952 Thesis B
CEIC9953 Thesis C
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills
GSOE9011 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills

Choose 4

Course code Course name Notes
Courses can be chosen from Disciplinary Knowledge course list
Courses can be chosen from Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge course list
Read more Courses can be chosen from Engineering and Technical Management course list
Students can also choose other courses from across the Faculty if they meet the requirements for the course

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.