Graduate Certificate in Food Science and Technology

Study Discipline: Agriculture Studies
Study Programme Details
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Step into the realm of food science and technology, one of the globe’s largest and most dynamic industries, with the Graduate Certificate in Food Science and Technology at the University of Queensland (UQ). Acquire cutting-edge knowledge spanning food safety, quality management, preservation, processing, chemistry, and microbiology, tailored to meet the demands of an ever-evolving global landscape.

As a premier research institution in food science and technology, UQ offers an immersive learning experience, backed by world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Through this intensive 6-month program, you’ll not only enhance your theoretical understanding but also gain hands-on practical skills essential for addressing pressing challenges in food production, sustainability, and resource management.


Unlock endless possibilities in the realm of food science and technology with the Graduate Certificate program at the University of Queensland. Delve deep into the intricacies of food innovation, quality assurance, and sustainability, guided by leading experts and industry pioneers.

As a student, you’ll have exclusive access to the Food Science Innovation Precinct, a hub of excellence in teaching, research, and development. Tailor your learning journey to your unique interests and career aspirations with specialized electives in business, agriculture, and biotechnology, preparing you to navigate diverse roles within the food industry and beyond.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with first-year university-level chemistry or biology, or
  • 2 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience in food science, food technology, or food engineering.
  • Minimum GPA of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in previous qualification.
  • English language proficiency certificate meeting the following requirements:
    • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.
    • TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) – Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21, and speaking 19.
    • PTE Academic – Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands.
    • BE – A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
    • CES – Overall 176 and 169 in all sub-bands.
  • Food Safety and Quality Management
  • Principles of Food Preservation
  • Food Chemistry and Analysis
  • Principles of Food Microbiology

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $24,080
  • Domestic:$4,475

Future Career Outcomes

Emerge as a leader in the global food industry, equipped with the expertise and skills demanded by top employers worldwide. Our program equips you to excel in diverse roles, from ensuring the safety and quality of food products to driving innovation and sustainability initiatives.

Visa Requirements:

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