Why study the new Master of Food Science at Murdoch?

Food scientist inspects food sample test tube in a lab

Want to further your career in food science?

Studying a Master of Food Science will give you the opportunity to build on the skills you’ve learnt in your undergraduate degree and up skill with professional training in food safety, food engineering, food microbiology, nutrition, food chemistry and food product design and development.

State-of-the-art facilities

The new Master of Food Science (Industry Practice) will be offered at Murdoch from Semester 2, 2024 and will provide students the opportunity to expand their knowledge, explore new production processes, improve food systems and conduct research relevant to the food industry.

Murdoch School for Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences, Head of School, Associate Professor Wayne Greene, said the new course was developed to address the growing demand for food professionals and give graduates a competitive edge in the workforce.

“Making use of the new Murdoch University Food Centre, part of the Food Innovation Precinct of Western Australia (FIPWA), the Master of Food Science has been structured to maximise food industry learning and exposure to industry partners,” he said.

Opened in 2023, the Murdoch University Food Centre connects university to industry and promotes research that advances knowledge in food composition, sensory attributes and nutritional profiles with Murdoch students and scientists, located in the heart of the innovation precinct in the Peel region.

Re shape your career

Carefully designed to build knowledge and skills considered essential by industry, the new postgraduate food science courses will provide you with a competitive advantage in the dynamic field of food science.

Academic Chair of Food Science and Nutrition, Dr Wendy Hunt, said students benefit from Murdoch’s state of the art facilities.

“Our program and facilities are unique. Together, they enable students to develop professionalism through experiential learning and enhance career opportunities”.

If you think you’d like to pursue further postgraduate training, the Master of Food Science (Industry Practice and Innovation) will see you deliver a substantial, original, collaborative piece of research with industry.

For food industry professionals the Graduate Diploma in Food Science, and the Graduate Certificate in Food Science will give you a suite of theoretical and practical skills to help you get ahead.

Whichever course you choose, you will develop your professional skills with a focus on hands-on techniques and connection with industry. Plus, if you're a domestic student you may be eligible for support from the Australian Government through Commonwealth supported places.

A five-star university for overall postgraduate experience

You’ll be studying your masters at a five-star institution, with Murdoch achieving a 5 Star Rating for overall experience, inclusiveness and employability as a result of a comprehensive evaluation by QS.

We also received a five-star rating for postgraduate student to teacher ratio and postgraduate social equity from the Good Universities Guide (2023).

Ready to transform your career in the food industry? Unlock your potential and discover where a Master of Food Science at Murdoch can take you.
Posted on:

8 Dec 2023

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