The largest collection of pilot-scale food processing equipment in the Southern Hemisphere


Undergraduate Postgraduate Professional development

Food safety course

The focus of this course is microbiological safety although chemical and foreign matter aspects are included. It is designed for food manufacturers although those from other sectors of the food industry may find the course useful. This two-day course can be run on demand.

Contact Steve Flint

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point course

This two-day course covers the theory and practice of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) procedures to provide confidence in food manufacture. Run on demand.

Contact Steve Flint

Low Acid Canned Food Thermal Processing Systems course (LACF)

This course covers relevant food microbiology principles, the design and control of a range of thermal processing systems, the principles of food plant sanitation, record keeping, and the design and handling of food containers for thermal processing. Passing this course allows you to supervise thermal processes for low-acid food.

Contact Eteta Trueman

Microbrewing course

Massey University holds two day short courses in brewing at the Palmerston North campus in both April and November.

The course offers a comprehensive introduction to Brewing and detail regarding malts, hops, yeast and the process of making good beer.

Microbrewing course


We assist food companies remain competitive in a global marketplace, while satisfying consumer demand for healthy, safe, tasty food. We have a unique ability to integrate expertise across the entire food and health value chain. Find out more about our expertise in food types, human nutrition, biosciences, materials, engineering and our research centres.



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Student opportunities

China food technology exchange programme

Massey University’s exchange programme with Zhejiang University in China allows food science and technology students to study in New Zealand for one semester.

You will undertake the exchange during Semester 2, which begins in July, and will study part of the Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours programme, under the Food Product Technology major.

China food technology exchange programme

Projects with industry

As part of your study at Massey University you may be able to work on an industry project, with one of our business partners. Subjects like food technology, engineering, construction and computer science all have 'capstone' (final year) projects with industry where you will work on a real-world project.


Study food technology in Singapore

In partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Massey University offers the Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours majoring in Food Product Technology at SIT's Dover Campus.

Students with approved diplomas from a polytechnic in Singapore can apply for exemptions and entry to Year 2. All other students, including A level students can apply for entry to Year 1.

The BFoodTech(Hons) degree is jointly awarded by both universities and is equivalent to Massey’s New Zealand degree programme.

Study food technology in Singapore


Foods Structures Digestion and Health

30 September - 3 October 2019

The FSDH2019 conference is co-organised by the Riddet Institute. It brings together food industry professionals and world leading scientists from diverse disciplines. The conference examines designing food structures focused on “Working with and like Nature” that deliver better nutrition and improves consumer’s wellbeing.

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ActivEating programme

The aim of an ActivEating programme is to help children accept new foods and to add more variety to their diet. Parents can express their interest in the programme. Applicants will be assessed for their suitability. *Documentary: The secret lives of fussy eaters

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Beverage Lab

Beverage Lab provides services in the design, research and development of beverage products which offer nutritional benefits, wellness ingredients, satiety, and performance enhancement. We provide innovative customised solutions for our clients.

Contact Ajmol Ali

Business development - Food Innovation

If you are an individual or business looking for advice, consultancy or to commission research in any area of food science, food technology or the business of food, please contact Food Innovation. The team have extensive food industry experience and can help with everything from brainstorming concepts to small production trials. We can connect you with the relevant Massey University expertise, services and facilities and/or project manage your project.

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Nutrition Laboratory

Specialists at Massey University's Nutrition Laboratory provide consultancy for your food business, including nutritional testing of food products including for shelf life, food safety and product formulation.

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Massey University Food Technology Information Kit

These food science and product development kits have been produced to support food technology teaching in schools.

They contain a range of food experiments designed to demonstrate the use of additives in food product development.

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Thought for Food: Why What We Eat Matters

Fad diets and advice about health dominate the headlines. Our society has never been more saturated by information about healthy living, but our obesity rate continues to rise – in New Zealand today, more than half of the population is overweight or obese. Professor John D Potter's latest book examines the latest evidence on what causes cancer, other chronic diseases and obesity.

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Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in study and research related to food at Massey.

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