Why study a Bachelor of Food Science and Technology?
The School of Science’s Bachelor of Food Science and Technology is accredited by the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST). Click here to read more.
The Bachelor of Food Science and Technology is your opportunity to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of future generations. Graduates of the course are critical thinkers. They are very much in demand in food industries due to their scientific understanding of the technical aspects of food, beginning with harvesting and preparation and ending with consumption.
The course focuses firstly on helping you develop a greater understanding of the fate of agricultural raw materials, and secondly on the technology of food such as preservation, processing, packaging and distribution to ensure that food is safe, nutritious and wholesome.
Areas of study
The course provides a solid scientific foundation in chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and the physical sciences, together with knowledge of the processing and formulation of agricultural raw materials into safe and nutritious food products.
You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of topics including the following:
- food biochemistry
- food microbiology
- human nutrition
- laboratory management
- strategic food management.
The course takes three years of full-time study to complete.
The Monash University Handbook has more detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology.
Graduates find employment in national and multinational food companies in the following areas:
- Food product development
- Quality assurance and control
- Sensory analysis
- Food laws and regulations
- Sales and marketing
You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology:
|A Level GCE||8|
|Australian Year 12 ATAR||75|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education||19|
|Indian School Certificate Examination||65%|
|All India Senior School Certificate||70%|
|International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma||26|
|Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education||8|
|Malaysia, Matriculation Program||2.33|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12||75.5%|
|Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||1710|
|South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards)||33|
|Sri Lanka A Level||10|
|Vietnam, High School Diploma||8.14|
|Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*||63.75%*|
|UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies||7|
|The University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies||72%|
*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.
A passing grade in either Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) as well as English ( Monash’s English language requirements apply).
In 2017, annual tuition fees for this course are:
- RM41,000 for Malaysian students
- RM45,100 for international students.
- Application - RM100
- Registration - RM200
- General amenities - RM100
Visa application fee for new international student
- Indonesia - RM 2,840
- Other countries - RM 2,008
Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology. This means that you can start in February, July or October.
Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.
For more information about this degree, contact us.