Master of Food and Nutrition Science (MFoodNutrSc)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a coherent and advanced understanding of the link between food science and human nutrition.
  2. Exhibit well-developed scientific knowledge and technical skills across the discipline of food and nutrition science, including additional knowledge and skills in supporting discipline areas.
  3. Analyse and solve complex issues relating to food and nutrition science, formulate an original industry-relevant research problem and independently carry out research in food and nutrition science needed to produce an appropriate solution.
  4. Apply a range of communication, digital and numeracy skills applicable to a food and nutrition science context.
  5. Work independently or as part of a team, demonstrate professional responsibility, cultural awareness and knowledge of ethical conduct and regulatory frameworks relevant to the food and nutrition science disciplines.


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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Master of Food and Nutrition Science

There shall be a Master of Food and Nutrition Science.

Qualification Requirements

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

Core Courses