The programme comprises four years of full-time study organised into four parts, one part per year. It provides the right mix of fundamental and applied knowledge, and practical laboratory and workshop skills, and includes projects where students work on real industry problems and solutions. The programme is delivered by research active and industry linked staff, many of whom have worked in the New Zealand or international food industries. The formal part of the degree programme is augmented with three periods of 300 hours each (900 hours in total) of approved summer vacation employment in relevant organisations.
There are two majors in the Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours degree:
Food Product Technology, and
Food Process Engineering
The Food Product Technology major of the BFoodTech(Hons) programme is accredited by the US-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). The programme has the distinction of being one of only a handful of programmes outside the Americas to have achieved this recognition which, because of the standing of IFT, is effectively an international one.
The Food Process Engineering major is accredited by IPENZ (Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand) as a professional engineering degree under the Washington Accord, an international agreement.
To find out more about majors and papers go to the Planning tab. For further information you can contact us. We will be able to answer any questions you might have about what you need to do to enrol, and we can provide you with additional enrolment material should you need it. Another source of useful information is the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health web site.
In collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic and with the approval of the Ministry of Education (Singapore), Massey University offers the Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) degree programme in Singapore. Applicants entering this programme will normally have already completed a diploma programme at a Singapore polytechnic institution. The Massey University course is delivered in block mode in two parts over a two-year period by staff from both Massey University and Singapore Polytechnic, on the Singapore Polytechnic campus. A limited number of places are available. Graduates are conferred with a Massey University Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours degree.
The Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons) programme aims to develop graduates who contribute to technical, production, quality and management functions of the national and international food manufacturing industry. Graduates add value to a country’s economy by contributing to the food and beverage industry through the development of products and processes for providing safe, healthy and nutritious food ingredients and food products, while maximizing sustainability and minimizing environmental impact. Along with the technical knowledge and skills gained during the degree programme graduates will have accumulated industry experience, and developed management, business and interpersonal skills.