Educating industry and Monash students on innovation techniques and methodologies has never been more important and more accessible at Monash. The MFI team prides itself on sharing the skills necessary for innovation, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship, design thinking and bringing a new product idea or concept to life. This helps students and businesses embrace many challenges they will be facing in the future. With a major opportunity to upskill existing employees via training programs or identifying new upcoming talent through Monash’s many student programs, please see below.
Masters of Food Science and Agribusiness
Advanced Food Marketing and Product Innovation (2020)
MFI now teaches an entire unit in this masters program. We developed the course in concert with industry to arm graduates with a proven methodology for ‘Bringing New Products To Life’. This ensures students are ‘work-ready’ and can hit the ground running when they secure employment. The cohort this year numbered twenty four and the feedback and endorsement was excellent.
Food industry internship (2021)
MFI collaborates with the Monash Professional Pathways team to shape this capstone unit (FSC5091) within the Masters program. This unit, in line with the other science units, will provide the practical experience of how scientific knowledge can be applied into researching food with outcomes that influence innovation and industrial practices. We encourage our industry friends to consider this opportunity to link with the next generation of talented Monash graduates whilst benefiting from some fresh insight and new ideas from the students.
Masters of Professional Engineering 2019- Food Processing and Engineering unit
MFI also teaches into the Masters of Engineering with a similar ambition to the Masters of Science above. ‘Food’ is such a robust industry and continues to expect buoyant employment prospects for the future. Monash wants its graduates to have exposure to this industry so that students can broaden their horizons and consider ‘food’ as a career.