Faculty of Engineering


Master of Engineering Studies in Food Process Engineering

MEngSt (Food Process Engineering)

Equip yourself with the technical, engineering, food, economic, regulatory and business knowledge required for innovation in the food process engineering field.

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Quick facts - MEngSt (Food Process Engineering)
Points per degree 120
Full-time study One year
Part-time study (research masters) Up to two years
Part-time study (taught masters) Up to four years
Applications close Semester One: 8 December
Semester Two: 4 July

 

 

Who should apply?


If you interested in a career in the food industry, in one of the largest and most stable industries in the world, then the Master of Engineering Studies in Food Process Engineering could be for you.

This programme is for graduates in the fields of engineering, processing, food technology, or food science.

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FOE-PG01 Masters Research Portfolio Admission Form
If you intend to do the research masters, you will need to complete this form as part of your enrolment. (256.5 kB, MSWORD)
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FOE-PG02 Masters Research Project Enrolment Form
If you intend to do the taught masters, you will need to complete this form as part of your enrolment. (59.9 kB, MSWORD)

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Programme outline


Using engineering principles, food process engineers develop, analyse and optimise operations, assisting in new product development and helping to improve food processing, nutrition composition, preservation and packaging.

With technical, regulatory, ethical and business knowledge, graduates of the Master of Engineering Studies in Food Process Engineering are well equipped to pursue careers in the food industry, where their work can help to improve profit margins and increase market share.

Graduates can pursue careers not only in the food industry, but in universities and regulatory agencies. The completion of the 'Research masters' programme can also lead to further studies for a PhD.

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Programme structure


The Food Process Engineering specialisation is offered as either a research masters (two courses plus a research portfolio), or a taught masters (four courses plus a research project).

Research masters (120 points)

Semester One

Semester Two

90 points from

CHEMMAT 776 A&B Research Portfolio

90

CHEMMAT 777 A&B Research Portfolio

90

30 points from

CHEMMAT 772

Advanced Food Process Engineering

15

CHEMMAT 773

Food Process Systems Engineering

15

 

Taught masters (120 points)

Semester One

Semester Two

60 points from

CHEMMAT 774 A&B Research Project

60

CHEMMAT 775 A&B Research Project

60

30 points from

CHEMMAT 772

Advanced Food Process Engineering

15

CHEMMAT 773

Food Process Systems Engineering

15

30 points from

BIOSCI 741

Applied Microbiology and Biotech

15

CHEMMAT 757

Engineering Biotechnology

15

CHEMMAT 756

Food Process Engineering

15

CHEMMAT 773

Food Process Systems Engineering

15

CHEMMAT 772

Advanced Food Process Engineering

15

FOODSCI 708

Advanced Food Science

15

FOODSCI 703

Food Processing

15

 

 

 

FOODSCI 706

Food Safety

15

 

 

 

FOODSCI 707

Food Science

15

 

 

 

FOODSCI 709 A&B Selected Topics in Food Science and Technology or other approved courses

15

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Programme convenor


For advice on potential supervisors and research topics contact the department postgraduate adviser.

For general enquiries contact the Engineering Student Centre.

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