Master of Food and Packaging Innovation

  • CRICOS code: 083118K

The experience


HIgh-tech facilities

Our state-of-the-art sensory lab facility drives research into understanding the sensory and emotional response of consumers towards food products, while our advanced analytical lab facility drives research into phytochemicals, viticulture and new bioactives. Both support the agriculture and food industries to produce high-quality products that are sought after by consumers around the world.

Work with industry-leading mentors

It’s not just what you know that matters – it’s also who you know. University of Melbourne alumni work at all levels of industry, governance and research in the food sector, and many have chosen to mentor students in the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation and other courses to pass on their knowledge and meet the next generation of leaders.

Students who are selected for the mentoring program have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the Australian food sector and connect with industry experts at events and one-on-one meetings.

Interested in food? Join the club!

University student life doesn’t stop when your classes do. There are over 200 clubs you could join at the University of Melbourne, representing interests that range from food to robotics to film.

The Graduate Agriculture and Food Society (GAFS) runs events for students in graduate degrees like the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation, organises industry visits and tours and shares jobs and opportunities such as study tours to add to your experience. For more information get in touch.

The Mondelēz International Food Innovation Centre in Ringwood, VIC.


Azelia Lim

"After conducting much research, I came to a conclusion that the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation at the University of Melbourne was the perfect course for me. The course not only enhances my knowledge and skills in food innovation, but also other aspects of the food system such as food chemistry, food safety and food packaging. The marketing and management aspect of this course has enabled me to enhance my business acumen – an important component required for food innovation. Furthermore, the industry internships offered in this course also enabled me to learn the know-hows of food innovation from one of the world’s leading fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company,  Mondelēz International."