Bachelor of Food Science and Technology

KPT/JPT (N/541/6/0022) 06/19 - MQA/SWA0794

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 like:

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Food biochemistry
  • Food microbiology
  • Human nutrition
  • Laboratory management
  • Strategic food management
  • Food product development
  • Food processing and preservation
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics


The course takes three years of full-time study to complete.

Course structure

The Monash University Handbook has more detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology.

Career outcomes

Graduates find employment in national and multinational food companies in the following areas:

  • Food product development
  • Production
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Sensory analysis
  • Food laws and regulations
  • Sales and marketing
  • Management

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology:

Pre-university qualifications

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%
Indonesia SMA3 8
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 26
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education 8
Malaysia, STPM 8.67
Malaysia, UEC 5
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

Foundation Years

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 2018, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM42,200 for Malaysian students
  • RM46,400 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 3,360
  • Other countries - RM 2,380

Intake periods

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.

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More information

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