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Food Science and Technology
- Graduate Certificate in Food Science and Technology
This fee-paying course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study.
- 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Bentley Campus
Produce, preserve and distribute safe and healthy food.
Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.
Graduates are eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Top 1 %
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021.
Start or expand your career in one of the world’s largest industries with our Graduate Certificate. Our courses are industry relevant so you will be provided with up-to-date knowledge in areas such as food safety and preservation, chemistry, microbiology and food processing.
This course offers you the flexibility to choose from a range of specialist coursework units.
Your course coordinator will help you choose the units to suit your current and future professional needs.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- These courses ensure you graduate with diverse career options
- Our courses are well recognised, with a strong national and international reputation
- Our staff maintains strong links with the food industry.
- Food quality assurance
- Research and development
- Sales and marketing
What you'll learn
- apply the principles and practices of food sciences and technology to the production of safe and healthy food
- apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to food; use appropriate technologies effectively, recognising their advantages and limitations
- access, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide range of resources using appropriate technologies and use oral and written communication effectively to their peers.
- recognise international standards and practices within the discipline and engage in food related issues that occur locally
- value cultural diversity and recognise the impact of culture on food preferences and usage
- engage in self-directed learning and exhibit professional behaviour when working independently and collaboratively.
A bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution in science, engineering, nutrition, environmental health, home economics, agriculture or other appropriate discipline.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Webform: Submit here
Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees
Fee year: 2022
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the “student contribution amount”). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you’re eligible by visiting the Australian Government’s StudyAssist website.
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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- Last updated on: 05/08/2022