Master of Food Science

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2 years
February and September

Also available: Graduate Diploma of Food Science - 5037

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

My postgrad study helped me to form a comprehensive idea on my area of specialisation and allowed me to meet a lot of interesting people with great personalities and beautiful minds.

Fatma Bahwan Al Mukhaini – Graduate

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 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 will have the chance to work on a complex, open-ended research-based project. This will develop their systematic approach to a problem and require project planning and the ability to analyse, interpret and communicate results proficiently. The completion of the research provides a pathway towards postgraduate research degrees through the development and demonstration of research-related skills.


Sample Program Outlines*

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Course code Course name Notes
FOOD8020 Food Science and Technology Laboratory
FOOD8010 Food Preservation
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
CEIC6711 Complex Fluids Microstructure and Rheology


Course code Course name Notes
FOOD9100 Advanced Processing Technologies
FOOD8450 Advanced Food Engineering
FOOD9102 Sensory Analysis of Foods
FOOD9103 Advanced Food Microbiology


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


Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9510 Ethics and Leadership in Engineering
GSOE9712 Engineering Statistics and Experimental Design
GSOE9830 Economic Decision Analysis in Engineering
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* 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.