Master of Science (Food Science)

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If you’re ready for postgraduate study, you’ll find your competitive edge at Western. Our global 5-star ratings for innovation, teaching and facilities assure you that you’ll be learning from the best at a University that ranks in the top 2% worldwide.

We partner with industry, business and government to create real world experiences and opportunities. Our flexible courses offer a range of online and on campus options, with multiple locations that put our world-class facilities at your doorstep. Reach new heights. Take your place in a new generation of global citizens, leaders and change-makers.

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 units 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.

Professional accreditation

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

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $28,600*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: $33,280*

Delivery: On campus

Postgraduate Study Information

Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field. 

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World-class facilities

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.

Professional research skills

A capstone unit 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.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.