Food Science and Agribusiness - S6004

Food Science and Agribusiness

Expert master degree

This postgraduate course is for students and professionals who wish to apply latest knowledge and practices into society at all operational and stakeholder levels, including personal entrepreneurship. It is aimed at those who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding and experience to work across public and private sectors of the food value chain. Graduates will become part of a network of professionals who develop and manage the supply of foods to meet individualised and population-based needs, with direct consequences for human survival and enterprise.

You will study the fundamentals of primary science disciplines involved with food production and human nutrition, and cross-discipline aspects including global trade, consumer perspectives, and future trends. You will develop advanced knowledge in areas of your choice. The course culminates with a research project or a placement in industry.

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 2 years (full time)
Start date
First semester (February), Second semester (July))
Qualification
Master of Food Science and Agribusiness

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years  
part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least first year of Chemistry studies* and at least 60% (credit) average overall, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

*knowledge of topics in composition and nomenclature of matter; physical, chemical, electrochemical properties of matter; drivers of molecular interactions and stability; quantifying chemical reactions; principles of chemical analysis.

Entry level 2:
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3  
years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in food science and/or technology and at least 60% (credit) average overall, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 3:
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian honours degree (or equivalent) in food science and/or technology and at least 60% (credit) average overall, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course is structured in four parts. Part A. Food science foundation studies, Part B. Food agribusiness studies, Part C. Advanced food science and agribusiness studies, Part D. Advanced practice.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code S6004

Apply

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: S6004

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$44,500

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 099361A