Master of Food and Nutrition Science (MFoodNutrSc)

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Special Notes

This program will be available from semester 2, 2023.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Master of Food and Nutrition Science is designed to enable the development of specialist skills and knowledge in nutrition, food science and technology. Students learn how to design, formulate, produce and package every-day and specialty foods with specific functional and nutritional properties. They will learn the importance of developing a sustainable, nutritious and healthy food supply. Students can tailor their studies to their interest and career goals through specialised electives and by completing a 12-unit capstone project which may involve industry.

The Master of Food and Nutrition Science is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Food and Nutrition Science

There shall be a Master of Food and Nutrition Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Food and Nutrition Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 27 units
  2. Capstone Project to the value of 12 units.
  3. Elective courses to the value of 9 units