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Food Technology - 5020

Program Summary

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Typical Duration: 1.5 Years
Typical UOC Per Semester: 24
Min UOC Per Semester: 3
Max UOC Per Semester: 27
Min UOC For Award: 60
Graduate Diploma (Specialisation)

Program Description

The program is a blend of formal lectures and laboratory work. The Graduate Diploma is awarded on the successful completion of 18 months full time study (at least 60 units of credit) or three years of part time study (at least 24 units of credit per year).

Students must complete a total of 60 UOC consisting of 24 UOC of Professional Development courses from the chosen specialisation, 6-18 UOC of Engineering Management courses and at least 18 UOC of Specialisation courses. A student who has been awarded a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology from UNSW with at least Honours II/2 (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline will be exempted from some or all Professional Development courses.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The Graduate Diploma program is designed to provide professional training at an advanced level for graduates in Science, Science and Technology or Engineering who have not had previous training in Food Technology.

Program Structure

Professional Development Courses
FOOD8010, FOOD1577, FOOD1597 are core courses. Student must complete all core courses.

Students who have previously studied compulsory courses or their equivalent at an acceptable level may be granted an exemption by the Head of School but the equivalent number of units of credit must be completed by taking other approved courses.

Elective Courses

The elective courses making up the remainder of the units of credit, may be selected from those offered by the School of Chemical Sciences & Engineering , or from those offered by other Schools in the University subject to approval by the Head of School. Only graduate courses will count towards units of credit.

Specialisation Courses

Engineering Management Courses

Academic Rules

Please refer to the Program Structure and contact the school office for further information.


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Admission Requirement

Requirements are a first degree and, in some cases, the successful completion of assignments or examinations as directed by the Head of School.

Area(s) of Specialisation

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