Master of Food Science and Agribusiness

Are you passionate about creating a better world with a focus on how food is created and managed?


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.


Master of Food Science and Agribusiness graduates can expect excellent career opportunities upon graduating from this course.

Industry analysts have predicted a strong growth in the demand for food science and agribusiness graduates in the next decade, needed to manage the expanding industrial production of high quality food for a growing population that meets consumer preferences.

    Typical career paths include:
  • Regulatory officer
  • Food technologist
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Food microbiologist
  • Food chemist
  • Food product or ingredient development specialist
  • Food plant production supervisor/ manager
  • Researcher
  • Food policy officer
  • Academia
  • Entrepreneur and business owner

Course structure

Part A.

Study area

Food science foundation studies


FSC5010 Food chemistry and biochemistry
CHE3133 Food engineering
FSC5030 Food microbiology and safety
FSC5080 Food science and technology in practice

Part B.

Study area

Food agribusiness studies


BEX5060 Challenges in global agribusiness
FSC5040 Food, nutrition and health
FSC5070 Future food supply and security
MKF5801 Customer focused innovation

Part C.

Study area

Advanced food science and agribusiness studies


FSC5011 Advanced food chemistry and biochemistry
FSC5041 Advanced food, nutrition and human health
FSC5051 Innovation consumer behaviour and food marketing
MKF5761 Managing distribution channels

Part D.

Study area

Advanced practice


FSC5090 Food science and agribusiness research project (24 points) OR
FSC5091 Food industry internship (24 points)


For entry to Monash University, you must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

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If you have more questions, please get in touch!

Book a one-on-one phone or Zoom consultations with the Course Director or Course Coordinator

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