Coursework

Master of Food and Packaging Innovation

  • CRICOS Code: 083118K

What will I study?

Overview

ADVANCED TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY SUCCESS

The University of Melbourne provides advanced training for the next generation of food and packaging innovators. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of food processing, product innovation, entrepreneurship and packaging, preparing you to meet industry challenges and excel in your field.

DESIGN YOUR OWN DEGREE

The Master of Food and Packaging Innovation is a flexible degree that will prepare you for a range of careers based on your interests and prior studies and experience.

After taking core subjects in the areas of food processing, food safety, packaging and design, consumer behaviour, entrepreneurship and value creation, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of electives from across multiple disciplines to tailor the course to suit your interests.

You can select food science subjects to help you develop new products, marketing subjects to help you analyse how new products will find success or management subjects to prepare yourself to lead dynamic teams in the food industry.

GET AHEAD WITH AN INTERNSHIP OR RESEARCH PROJECT

Internships can provide you with a great opportunity to gain professional experience and build your networks to accelerate your career. Our students have completed internships with high-profile companies like Mondelēz International, George Weston Foods, Nestlé, Peters Ice Cream, Food Innovation Australia and Simplot.

Alternatively, you can complete a research project, which will help to develop your research skills and enable you to study a specific topic of interest at an advanced level.

COURSE STRUCTURE

You can see the course structure and details of the individual core and elective subjects available for study in the course handbook.

Profile

Maria Becerril Roman

‘During my undergraduate degree I realised packaging plays a major role in food production. You can have a great food product, but if you don’t get the packaging right it won’t sell or it won’t have the shelf life you need it to have, so packaging is a big component in the value of food. I found out the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation has an internship option, which was very important to me. I found that this masters combined everything – industry, academia, management, marketing, engineering and other disciplines – that were so relevant to everything that I wanted to do, so that’s why I chose this degree.’

Read more about Maria’s story.

Maria Becerril Roman (Brazil)