Graduate Diploma in Food Science

  • CRICOS code: 041484B

Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 2 years part 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 Master of Food Science from Australia’s number 1 university1.

The Graduate Diploma in Food Science combines a strong core in food chemistry, processing, sensory science, food safety and microbiology with career-focused electives.

Prepare yourself for a career in food

The Graduate Diploma in Food Science provides a stepping-stone to an exciting range of careers.

As a food scientist, your work could involve:

  • Finding the best balance of ingredients to improve flavour in food formulation
  • Discovering healthy new foods through research
  • Investigating the effects of bioactive food components like prebiotics and antioxidants on health
  • Helping to ensure foods are safely processed and produced
  • Maintaining quality in food manufacturing
  • Making foods stay safe and stable for longer.
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