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This program will prepare you for a leading role in the food industry. You'll gain food technology, nutrition and engineering skills in the key areas of product development and production systems.
The program aims to produce graduates with skills and capabilities relevant to large-scale production of food. You’ll learn how to design the plant, the process and the product.
This is ideal if you're interested in:
- developing new products, design processes and packaging
- a broader range of roles in the food processing industry
- improving the efficiency of the food processing industry
Studying at RMIT gives you plenty of hands-on experience, thanks to our strong links with major food industry companies and our well-equipped laboratories.
Become highly employable in this growth industry in product development, food regulation, quality assurance and research.
The program allows you to complete two degrees in a reduced amount of time and increases your employment prospects. You will interact with a wide range of relevant industries and broaden your career prospects.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
The first half of the Food Technology and Nutrition program is conducted on the City campus and the second half on the Bundoora campus.
The Chemical Engineering program is based at the City campus.
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. These are primarily in English.
You will 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.
In your final year, you will complete two major projects that are either industry-based or simulate an industrial situation. You will work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
The design and research projects will put you in direct contact with the industry and industry-related problems such as equipment performance issues or production efficiency and output.
In order to graduate you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the program.
Throughout the program you will also undertake several industry visits to learn about production processes.
In your final year, you’ll complete a major project.
As Victoria's largest manufacturing industry, food processing offers excellent employment opportunities.
Graduates find jobs in large food processing companies such as Nestlé, Cadbury, Simplot, Heinz and Mondelez in research and development, marketing or quality assurance roles.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST).
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), based in the UK, is the primary international professional society for the chemical engineer. The Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours) degree is accredited by IChemE, UK, at the BEng level.
You may spend 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
Develop new products, design processes and packaging
Work with companies like Nestlé, Cadbury, Simplot or Kraft in production, research and development, marketing or quality assurance or management.