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					2010 Postgraduate
 Food science and technology

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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
                                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
                                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.

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
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:
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. For further information please visit:
Ů TOEFL internet-based (iBT)—overall score 92,                                 
  minimum 20 in all sections                                                             International/non-Australian residents only
Ů REW—English for academic purposes advanced 2                                           For the latest fee information, please refer to our web site:
application procedures
Australian residents                                                                     scholarships
Timely applications for coursework programs are due by:                                  Many of RMIT’s scholarships are based on financial and living
Ů 10 November each year (semester 1) and                                                 circumstances. Before letting money worries control your life and
Ů 31 May each year (midyear semester 2).                                                 upset your studies, check the web site and contact the friendly staff.

Applications will continue to be accepted until all places have been                     Further information:       Scholarships and Finance Office
filled. You are encouraged to lodge your application early.                                                         Tel. +61 3 9925 2811
Midyear applications open on 1 May.                                               
Apply via: RMIT Direct Application Form
           Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
International/non-Australian residents
Apply any time via: International Student Application Form
                    Tel. +61 3 9925 5156

australian residents                                                                     International/non-australian residents
Contact: Terry Scheikowski                                                               Contact: International Services
Tel. +61 3 9925 2680                                                                              GPO Box 2476
Email:                                                                          Melbourne VIC Australia 3001                                                          Tel. +61 3 9925 5156 Fax: +61 3 9663 6925
Further program information:                                                             Email:                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                           10443 0809

every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is accurate and current at the date of printing. For the most up-to-date information,
please refer to the RMIT university web site before lodging your application. Prepared in august 2009. CRICos provider number 00122a.

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