Graduate Certificate in Food Science

  • CRICOS code: 042903B

Course overview

  • 6 months full time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


Get ready for a unique and exciting career designing new and better ways to feed the world with the Graduate Certificate in Food Science from Australia’s number 1 university1.

The Graduate Certificate in Food Science allows you to explore food science, manufacturing and quality assurance through a course of advanced subjects.

Flexible learning to suit you

The graduate certificate is designed for students who want to prepare for a career in the food and associated industries through study in in food chemistry, processing, food safety and microbiology.

Graduates of this course can also enter the Graduate Diploma in Food Science with full credit. This will give you the opportunity to gain a more comprehensive understanding of food science.

Prepare yourself for a career in food

You could enter careers in sourcing quality ingredients, helping to regulate food safety or maintaining quality in food manufacturing.

Boost your career with industry-relevant electives

Modern scientific workplaces require workers with a range of skills and capabilities beyond the lab. You can broaden your knowledge and career possibilities by selecting electives that will prepare you for the workplace.

Learn essential skills in:

  • Financial and project management
  • Economics
  • Food policy and politics
  • Nutrition
  • Sustainability.

Get a taste of food science and watch Associate Professor in Food Chemistry Dr Kate Howell discuss the science behind sourdough.

1Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022