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Massey University has a long-established reputation for its four-year food technology degree, the Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons).
Food technologists need to have an in-depth knowledge of raw foods and how they can be handled, processed and/or packaged to provide consumers with safe, convenient, nutritious end products.
Food is New Zealand’s biggest industry. Food technology is all about using science to add value to commodity foods, such as dairy products, meat, fruit, vegetables and grains.
Food technology is very important to the New Zealand economy.
Massey University’s Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) is accredited by the US-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). We have the distinction of being one of only two universities outside the Americas to have achieved this recognition.
The food industry will always need food technologists. Teaching within food science and technology is founded on problem solving and interdisciplinary learning, with a strong technology and engineering emphasis.
Massey University's exchange programme with Zhejiang University in China allows food science and technology students to study in New Zealand for one semester.
In the fourth year of the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology (Honours), students complete a research or development project based on the needs of the food industry.
Meet two of our successful Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) graduates - Marianne Poh and Nick Devcich. Also learn more about food technology and see what kinds of jobs our Massey graduates are doing on the Futureintech site.
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Last updated on Thursday 30 March 2017