Monash University will be offering one of the first Master's degrees of its kind on food, in 2020. We are facing enormous world-wide challenges in coming decades, including a rapidly growing population, and one that is ageing quickly. The challenge is to achieve adequate supply of food under sustainable conditions. In fact, one of the major United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is 'zero hunger'. The United Nations has called for a rethink on our how we produce, process and consume food.
The application of existing and new technology by trained professionals will inform how these challenges are faced. The food industry will require greater global capability to address many challenges and opportunities, including:
- Certain, sustainable and equitable supply of food
- Nutrition that promotes health and longevity
- Transformational and disruptive science and technology
- Personalised consumer demand
If you are passionate about creating a better world with a focus on how food is created and managed, this course is for you.
Unlike many food science programs, the Monash offering is unique because it is the only 'post-farm gate'-focused Masters in food in Australia. That is, the course covers all aspects of food science, supply chain and marketing, including the future of food production and supply. The course addresses the value-addition that occurs along the supply chain, new technologies and trends that impact the business of food marketing, and the all-important interface with consumers.
Students are also guaranteed a head start in the work place by accessing industry internship placement, as supported by Monash Food Innovation, with its network of Australian and International industry linkages.