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Food Science and Technology


In the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) degree at Massey University, students are taught the fundamentals and application of food science, food engineering and food business in the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution and use of safe, nutritious and wholesome food.

Career prospects

Lecturing in Singapore Career prospects for this qualification are varied and include:

  • Food Technologist
  • Technical Specialist/Manager
  • Process/Production Manager
  • QA Officer/Manager
  • Technical Sales Manager
  • Product Development Technologist
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Process Design Engineer
  • Research and Development Manager

Programme structure

This is an intensive, full-time programme. The academic year commences in August each year and is divided into two semesters. All enrolled students have to attend a one-month Degree Preparation Programme before the beginning of Semester 1 in the first year. Thereafter, students need to complete successfully the series of compulsory courses listed below and 900 hours of practical work (industrial attachment) in order to be awarded with the Degree.

Year 1

Advanced Chemistry for Technology
Food and Packaging Engineering 1
Engineering Principles
Food Chemistry
Unit Operations for Food Processing
Process Operations and Modelling
Food Formulation Technology
Technologists and Business
Food Assessment and Characterisation

Year 2

Nutrition and Food Choice
Industrial Research Techniques
Process Operations and Kinetics
Food Microbiology and Safety
Food Product Development
Food Process Design and Safety
Advanced Food Technology
Food Technology Project

Immersion opportunity in New Zealand

Students in their final year may apply to complete the final year research project (approximately 12 weeks) at a New Zealand campus. This is to give students an opportunity to acquire overseas research experience.
However, airfare, accommodation and living expenses will be borne by students. Due to a limited number of places available each year, priority will be given to students with good academic track record.

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