Among the greatest challenges the world faces now is not how much food we can produce, but how to improve the taste, quality, appearance nutritional value and safety of food. Be part of a growing area of science contributing to the health and wellbeing of global communities.
UQs Master of Food Science and Technology will expand your career prospects into a wide range of government, commercial or research based supervisory roles. Build on your existing theoretical and practical knowledge, and develop expertise in a variety of different areas such as food chemical and microbiological testing, food safety systems, quality control, food structure and sensory analysis, food engineering and new product development.
A 13-week industry placement offered during your final year enables you to apply your theoretical skills to real scenarios in food processing companies. As a Food Science and Technology graduate, you will use your leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills to respond to global consumer demand for quality, safe and nutritious food products. The programs will prepare you for innovative opportunities within all aspects of technical and scientific food manufacturing industries.
Through a combination of scientific theory and practical application, you will heighten your problem solving and project management skills to enhance your employability in the global food processing and production industry. For instance, to increase your fundamental scientific knowledge of food and the effects of processing, study a combination of courses such as Food Microbiology, Food Chemistry and Analysis, Food Safety and Quality Management, and Food Processing Technology.
Additionally, enhance your research skills and expand your thinking by studying courses such as Agricultural Research Methodologies and Global Challenges in Agriculture. Each individual course will provide an important contribution to your development as a food industry professional.
The food industry is Australias largest manufacturing sector and has unmet labour demand. By completing a Master of Food Science and Technology, you could gain employment in supervisory or managerial roles as a:
Process and product development manager
Quality control manager
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