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Learn how to develop the great-tasting food products of the future, incorporating exciting new nutritional health benefits.
Find out more about the Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours parent structure
The world looks to New Zealand as a trustworthy provider of safe, healthy food.
As a food technologist you will learn how to contribute to economic growth through improvements in productivity and Research and Development (R&D). You will play a key role in the development of new products and processes for the food industry.
Developing and improving food products, nutrition, health and safety are a priority for food technologists. You will learn how to produce products that consumers desire. That might be products with new beneficial characteristics, or that taste amazing, or that have longer shelf life but contain fewer additives, or all three!
By studying the Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours (Food Product Technology) at Massey you will learn how to contribute towards the global trend and desire for healthier food. Some examples that have been worked on by Massey students include: a sports drink to improve performance, a high-protein cereal, an extruded snack high in protein but low in fat, or a low-calorie dessert or chocolate product.
The United States-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) accredits Massey’s Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours and its majors. This is one of only a few programmes recognised outside the US. This Food Product Technology major also has provisional accreditation by IPENZ as an engineering degree under the Sydney Accord, an international agreement.
Massey University is ranked as one of the top 50 universities worldwide for Food Science & Technology (out of 300), according to ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
“The reality of a career in food technology has far exceeded my expectations…”
I work for one of the world’s largest food snack companies - Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods). Massey’s Food Technology degree certainly prepared me for the job. Mondelēz International owns brands like Cadbury, Oreo, Kraft Peanut Butter, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, The Natural Confectionery Company and Pascalls. I currently work in the team that develops products for Cadbury. Within this team, I work on different projects to deliver new flavours and formulations. Some of the products I have worked on include Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations and Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly.
The programme at Massey was difficult, challenging, fun and extremely supportive. The small classes mean you all help one another and also allows you to receive lots of one-on-one help from lecturers. The reality of a career in food technology has far exceeded my expectations and I was lucky enough to be offered three jobs before I had even finished my degree.
Career options after completing the Food Product Technology major include:
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Last updated on Thursday 13 October 2016