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Graduate Diploma in Food Science

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Develop your technical knowledge, skills and understanding of the multiple facets of food science including food microbiology, food processing and food safety. The Graduate Diploma in Food Science allows you to update or acquire new technical knowledge while meeting or maintaining professional accreditation standards.
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
Duration
1.7 Years F/T, 3.3 Year P/T
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Campus
Kensington
Codes
Program code 5036
CRICOS code 113780E
Entry Requirements
View all admission criteria
Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$41,000*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$62,500*
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Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Food Science is designed for graduates from related disciplines wishing to advance their knowledge and skills in this area. In this program you'll develop your technical knowledge and ability to analyse food science problems and gain a deeper understanding of the agrifood business, in addition to meeting or maintaining professional accreditation standards and furthering your career opportunities.

Our courses provide strategies and tools to increase efficiency and performance, and the chance to learn alongside like-minded industry professionals. The Graduate Diploma also provides a pathway towards the Master of Food Science.

Who should choose this Graduate Diploma?

Students intending to bolster their professional qualifications in this area or progress to the Master of Food Science choose this program.

Why study at UNSW?

When you study with UNSW you'll be studying at a global top 50 university that is recognised in Australia and abroad for teaching and research excellence.

This program allows you to develop your knowledge and skill related to the food industry.

 

Program Code
5036
CRICOS Code
113780E
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
72

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Entry requirements

Admissions to the standard 1.7 year program requires the following:

  • A minimum AQF Level 7 undergraduate qualification per the Australian Qualifications Framework in a cognate discipline with a minimum 65% average.

Admissions to the standard 1 year program requires the following:

  • An AQF Level 7 undergraduate qualification from any institution in one of the following cognate disciplines:

Cognate disciplines

 
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Dietetics
  • Food Technology
  • Food Processing
  • Food Engineering
  • Nutritional Science
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Food Science and Engineering
  • Food Safety
  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Grape Wine Engineering
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition Science

Admission pathways

This program articulates into the 8037 Master of Food Science

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Admissions to the standard 1.7 year program requires the following:

  • A minimum AQF Level 7 undergraduate qualification per the Australian Qualifications Framework in a cognate discipline with a minimum 65% average.

Admissions to the standard 1 year program requires the following:

  • An AQF Level 7 undergraduate qualification from any institution in one of the following cognate disciplines:

Cognate disciplines

 
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Dietetics
  • Food Technology
  • Food Processing
  • Food Engineering
  • Nutritional Science
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Food Science and Engineering
  • Food Safety
  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Grape Wine Engineering
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition Science

Admission pathways

This program articulates into the 8037 Master of Food Science

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

In the Graduate Certificate in Food Science you'll study subjects including:

  • Food Products and Ingredients Technology
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Food Properties and Functions Laboratory
  • Food Processing Principles
  • Nutrition
  • Advanced Food Engineering
  • Food Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering
  • Advanced Food and Health 

Potential careers

  • Food safety
  • Nutritionist
  • Food engineering
  • Product design

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$41,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$62,500*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$54,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$84,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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