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Melbourne City and Bundoora
The food technology and nutrition program is about the science of large-scale food manufacturing and making it safe and nutritious to meet consumers’ needs.
This program offers you the opportunity to apply science knowledge and skills to develop goods and services for the marketplace to meet those needs.
It prepares you for work in a broad range of roles related to food processing and nutrition. You’ll be trained in the full range of theoretical and practical aspects of food science, technology and nutrition. You’ll also be able to develop novel, healthy and functional food products that meet consumer demands and comply with government and industry’s strict safety and health guidelines.
This program is unique in helping you develop practical hands-on skills in a modern pilot plant setting that simulates industrial production.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The first half of the program is conducted on the City campus and the second half on the Bundoora campus.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You will have the opportunity to work on projects linked to industry. Past projects have involved working in research and development to design new processes or create new food products, and a labelling project that promotes a product's nutritional profile.
Industry is involved with our quality assurance course, with projects designed and assessed by representatives of the industry.
Graduates of the food technology stream find jobs in large food processing companies such as Nestlé©, Cadbury, Simplot, Heinz and Mondelez in research and development, marketing or quality assurance roles.
Graduates of the nutrition stream generally work for food companies in areas such as product development, marketing and regulatory affairs.
There is also the opportunity for students in the nutrition stream to select electives that will allow them to undertake postgraduate studies in dietetics or education.
Many graduates have progressed to managerial roles in food companies, while some have taken up roles in government departments or with regulatory bodies.
Graduates have found work locally and internationally or have started their own businesses.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates of both streams are eligible for Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) membership
Nutrition stream graduates may also be eligible to apply for registration as a nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia.
You may take one or more semesters at an overseas institution through the Education Abroad program at more than 120 partner universities.
Recent graduates have spent time studying food science and technology programs in England, Germany, Ireland and other European countries.
Program and course information
A growing industry
Develop novel, healthy and functional food products that meet consumer demands and comply with industry standards.