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 - March 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 2021