Master of Engineering Science (Food Process Engineering)

About the Master of Engineering Science (Food Process Engineering)

The Master of Engineering Science in Food Process Engineering is a two-year postgraduate degree where you’ll be able to specialise in food processing and food manufacturing at Australia’s leading engineering faculty.

This degree will teach you the latest processing technologies and the fundamentals of food engineering. It’s designed for students who already have a four-year accredited engineering degree and want to broaden their job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation. 

Your postgraduate study will cover process control, product quality, food safety, food packaging and food technology best practices. Our flexible study options in Food Science and Technology provide students with a deeper understanding of the agrifood business. Our experts in the field of food process engineering will teach you the strategies and tools to increase efficiency and performance in the manufacturing and processing of food products.

The Master of Engineering Science program promotes flexible learning as a keystone of the program. In this postgraduate degree you’ll dive deeper into processing technology, the physical properties and engineering of different foods, shelf-life, thermal processing and the life cycle of plants.

Why Study the Master of Engineering Science (Food Process Engineering)

UNSW has been teaching Food Science for over 65 years and is a pioneer in the field of food science and nutrition. The UNSW School of Chemical Engineering is ranked as one of the top  chemical engineering  schools in Australia. The school has a major focus on working nationally and internationally to develop sustainable solutions in the energy, resources, health and food sectors.

You’ll study in world class facilities alongside leading researchers who are also teachers and mentors. We were ranked five-stars in Food Sciences, the highest possible rating, by the ERA Research Excellence in 2019. The school has been delivering the best in research and teaching for over 65 years.  

Benefits of studying with us:  

  • Strong partnerships with industry such as Sunrice in education, research, training and employment 
  • Learn in new facilities with purpose built modern laboratories and collaborative learning spaces
  • Work integrated learning electives allow you to include what you learn in industry placements as part of your degree

Your Career Opportunities  

UNSW Food graduates are in high demand due to their high skill level, with excellent employment opportunities in the food and beverage industries, university and CSIRO research, and government regulatory bodies such as FSANZ. Graduates of the Master of Engineering Science in Food Processing Engineering can pursue a range of professional opportunities in roles including:

  • Food engineering
  • Food microbiology
  • Food chemistry
  • Food allergy and food safety
  • Food packaging 
  • Food biotechnology 
  • Product development