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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.
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.
Food technology is very important to the New Zealand economy.
Massey University has a long-established reputation for its four-year food technology degree:
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.
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.
Read a profile of Massey graduate Marianne Poh, to see where food science and technology could take you.
Food graduate video
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Last updated on Friday 06 December 2013