Bachelor of Food Science and Technology
KPT/JPT (R/541/6/0022) 06/24 - 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:
- Food biochemistry
- Food microbiology
- Human nutrition
- Laboratory management
- Strategic food management
- Food product development
- Food processing and preservation
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:
|Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2019/2020*||63.75%*|
|A Level GCE||8|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education||17|
|Indian School Certificate Examination||65%|
|All India Senior School Certificate Examination||70%|
|SMA3, Indonesia||Please refer to https://priorstudy.monash.edu/prior-study/ to find out the entry score|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma Program)||26|
|Malaysia, Matriculation Program||2.33|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma||78.5%|
|Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)||10|
|High School Diploma, Vietnam||8.14|
|UNSW Foundation Studies||7|
|Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College||65%|
|Diploma of Higher Education Studies (DHES)||50%|
|Monash College Diploma Part 1**||80%**|
|Monash College Diploma Part 2**||50%***|
*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2019/2020.
**The Monash College Diploma Part 1 and Part 2 entry requirements published are for students commencing their undergraduate destination degree in 2021.
***Maximum credit awarded for this program: 42 credit points; course duration at Monash: 2 - 2.5 years.
One of Biology, Chemistry or Higher Level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 or equivalent or higher) and English (Monash’s minimum English language requirements apply).
In 2020, annual tuition fees for this course are:
- RM44,805 for Malaysian students
- RM51,135 for international students.
- Application - RM100
- Registration - RM200
- General amenities - RM100
Visa application fee for new international student
- Indonesia - RM3,340 (2 years)
- Other countries - RM2,330 (1 year)
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.