Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Use your advanced research skills to contribute to new developments in food sciences.
RMIT's clinical and experiential research projects contribute to the growth and development of food sciences in Australia.
Under expert supervision, you will develop your skills and join researchers already active in:
- application of nanotechnology to food products
- biosensors, food microbiology and safety
- encapsulation of micronutrients, enzymes, probiotics and essential fatty acids
- emerging technologies for improving cheese flavor
- food, nutrition and health (nutrigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, nutritional immunology)
- functionality of dietary fibre from agricultural byproducts and native foods
- gut microflora, probiotics, prebiotics and health
- non-thermal technologies for added value
- structure-function relationships of dairy proteins for food products.
This PhD may be undertaken in a project, thesis with publication or thesis mode. Prospective candidates should discuss these modes of submission with their potential supervisor/s.
The School of Science is renowned for our technical expertise and understanding of the commercial realities and needs of different industry sectors. We partner with industry leaders and work collaboratively with experts from other disciplines, shaping a range of solutions to world problems.
In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, food sciences at RMIT was ranked as world class.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, scientific and industrial research laboratories.
Program and course information
Take your interest in food to the next level with a research qualification that will open doors to one of today’s major growth industries.