2010 Postgraduate Food science and technology CITy CaMPus CouRsewoRk MC133 Food science and technology at RMIT Career outlook Master of Applied Science These programs have been designed to provide Graduates are particularly attractive to potential (Food Science and Technology) professional training in food science and technology employers because they offer a sound knowledge GD132 for both graduates of food science and graduates of, and capability in, the various aspects of food Graduate Diploma in in science, engineering, agriculture and related science and technology, including a capacity for Food Science and Technology disciplines. research, as well as the specialisation of their initial GC081 qualification. Completion of these programs will add Graduate Certificate in Graduates will acquire skills and knowledge of food processing, food preservation and the general both value and relevance to the knowledge and Food Science and Technology skills acquired in the graduate’s initial degree. properties of food materials, ensuring they are CRICOS code equipped for a wide range of technical positions M: 043049E Program features within the food industry. Graduates are able to GD: 043048F recognise potential hazards in the processing of Teaching methods GC: 043047G food and will be able to apply this knowledge to The program content is presented using a variety of School of Applied Sciences learning methods including formal lectures, flexible eliminate or reduce hazards, and ensure the safety of the community’s food supply. learning activities, reviews of current literature, oral presentations and practical experience. The programs equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills required to operate effectively Assessment in the food industry at various management levels. Assessment varies with the course and may include They are designed to train recent graduates as food examinations, group or individual project work, technologists, and to enable those already presentations, preparation of industry employed in the industry to enhance their documentation such as food safety plans, professional status. The programs are structured laboratory reports and assignments. around courses in food science and technology and it is assumed that students will have the Program structure necessary background in fundamental science. The master consists of 144 credit points. This A background in food science is not required. incorporates the graduate diploma (96 credit points) and the graduate certificate (48 credit points). Duration The courses undertaken will vary depending upon Master: one-and-a-half years full-time. This duration whether food science has been studied previously. incorporates: graduate diploma—one year full-time; There are compulsory courses in science skills, and graduate certificate—six months full-time. food processing and food microbiology. Some choice of courses is offered within the programs. Professional recognition The final semester is a project which will be on a Graduates are eligible for professional membership topic chosen from a range offered or an suitable of the Australian Institute of Food Science and project organised by the student. Technology, with advanced standing. www.rmit.edu.au entrance requirements Fees All applicants Program fees may vary according to the courses chosen and fees Academic are invoiced on a semester basis. RMIT reserves the right to adjust An applied science, science or other appropriate (e.g. agricultural fees on an annual basis but no fee increase will exceed the annual science or chemical engineering) bachelors degree that is recognised increase cap of 7.5%. as equivalent to an Australian bachelors degree. Average mark Further information is available from the relevant program contact required over this undergraduate program should be a minimum of or at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees 65%. More weighting may be given to grades in the later stages of Australian residents the program than in the early stages. Fees for 2010 To proceed to the final semester and undertake the Research Master: $31,680 total program cost. This incorporates Project, you are required to obtain a minimum average mark of graduate diploma: $21,120; and graduate certificate: $10,560. 65% in the courses already taken. FEE-higher education loan program (FEE-HELP) Students who have not previously studied microbiology will only Students offered a fee-paying place (FPP) may be eligible for the be able to commence the program in Semester 1. FEE–HELP (FEE–higher education loan program) scheme, which International/non-Australian residents only enables eligible fee-paying students to obtain an interest-free loan. English language For further information: www.goingtouni.gov.au One of the following: Postgraduate commonwealth supported equity places Ů IELTS (academic)—6.5+ (no band less than 6.0) RMIT has a limited number of government-subsidised CSP in Ů TOEFL paper-based—580+ (TWE 4.5+) postgraduate coursework programs for applicants who meet Ů TOEFL computer-based—237+ (TWE 4.5+) entrance and equity criteria. 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