Master of Science (Food Science)

Our Master of Science (Food Science) program gives you the advanced skills and knowledge you need to solve future challenges in nutrition and health, food quality and safety.

Master of Science (Food Science)


Full Time: 2 Years (Available Part Time)*

Next Start Date

04 March 2024

22 July 2024

Closing Date

Parramatta South UAC 950703 Hawkesbury UAC 950704
Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual fee from $11,885

Additional Information

Program Code: 3749

CRICOS Code: 098472B

Advance your curiosity for science

Being curious is in your DNA. You have a need to solve problems, find answers and figure things out. You’re the perfect candidate for our Master of Science (Food Science) program. There is a growing demand for highly qualified food scientists, both here in Australia and on the global stage. This degree gives the advanced knowledge required to solve future challenges in nutrition and health, food quality and safety. Through integrated subjects in food processing, quality assurance, food evaluation techniques and new product development, you’ll gain the cognitive, technical and critical thinking skills needed to analyse issues and articulate solutions. You’ll also access Western’s cutting-edge food pilot plant and commercial kitchen, and be given a chance to apply your newfound skills and knowledge to a professional research project. And because we know it can be hard to juggle study with your current work and life commitments, this degree offers you a balance of online and on-campus studies.

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Our graduates from this degree are eligible for professional membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Students will become familiar with the University’s food pilot plant and commercial kitchen and be able use these facilities to practise their skills and application of knowledge and skills.

A capstone subject involving professional research project allows students to integrate their knowledge and skills developed from the whole program and build on research skills that are scaffolded through the curriculum.

What you can expect to study

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this degree, you can look forward to a broad range of exciting career opportunities in different sectors and industries. Below are some examples of the possible careers you can pursue with this degree:

  • Food manufacturing
  • Research and development
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Technical and senior management


"The first time I visited the campus, I fell in love with its beautiful architecture, well equipped labs, and ever helping staff."

— Sadia Mughal, Master of Public Health and Master of Health Science

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Entry requirements for domestic students

Please consult the handbook for more information regarding entry requirements for this course.

You can read more about special requirements here.

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Entry requirements for international students

**Please note, if this course lists a part-time option, this is not available to International Students on a Student Visa.

Please consult the handbook for more information regarding entry requirements for this course.

You can read more about international academic entry requirements here.

Indicative annual fee

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Apply as a Domestic Student

If you are a domestic student, you can apply through our Western Application system which is free of charge.

Domestic students are:

  • Australian Citizens
  • New Zealand Citizens
  • Australian permanent residents
  • Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders


Western Sydney University recognises and rewards students who demonstrate community engagement, outstanding academic ability and superior leadership skills. Donor-funded scholarships are also available, providing support for students based on both academic achievements and equity considerations. There are also scholarships available for specific degrees. 

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Apply as an International Student

If you are an international student, you can apply for free through our international student application system or through an agent representative.

International students are:

  • Not an Australian citizen;
  • Not a New Zealand citizen; and
  • Not a permanent resident of Australia.

Admission to Western Sydney University is on the basis of meeting minimum academic and English language requirements. For more information about tuition fees and other costs, visit the Fees and Costs page.


When you apply to Western, you’re automatically assessed for a Scholarship, no additional application required! We’re offering multi-year scholarships (for up to 3 years) valued at $6,000 or $3,000 and even 50% off tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit.

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We've gathered common questions to provide you with quick, clear answers about this program. Whether you're exploring admission requirements, details about the degree or career prospects, you'll find valuable insights here. If you need more information, our support team is ready to assist you on your journey to Western. You can find their details below.

As of 2024, this program offers Commonwealth-supported places for any students not enrolled in non-award or cross-institutional study, or miscellaneous enrolment.

As part of your enrolment, you will be able to defer these fees on to a FEE-Help loan if you wish to do so.

Depending on your chosen major, you could become a food scientist, agricultural researcher, health promotion officer, or health policy officer. With further study, you could also become a secondary teacher in the Food Technology area.

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Want to know more?

We're here to provide clarity.

If you're uncertain about your study journey, enquire about our program today and gain the confidence to move forward.

Australian students
1300 668 370

International students
+61 2 9852 5499

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Full Time: 3 Years (Available Part Time)*

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Full Time: 2 Years (Available Part Time)*

The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.