In addition to the attachments required in the application form applicants who are not graduates of this University must submit an original transcript or certified copy of their academic record for all tertiary qualifications to date.
Sem 1: December
Sem 2: June
Sem 1: February
Sem 2: July
Food Science is the science behind the products we consume every day. Food scientists apply the principles of chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology, sensory science, nanotechnology, forensic science and engineering to produce the next generation of food products, to improve food processing techniques and to ensure quality, safety and nutritional value of the food supply.
Food safety is a significant global issue with enormous implication for public health. The Faculty of Science at UWA recognises this and with the input of Government regulators and major food companies developed a strategic food science program with emphasis on food safety and security.
The Master of Food Science program provides advanced training in all aspects of food safety and quality as well as some fundamental aspects of food science and technology. It enables students to develop an awareness of the emerging issues associated with the food supply.
The applied program gives students the opportunity to work in industry alongside a mentor. They will also learn to design and implement Food Safety Management Systems, and gain an understanding of domestic and international food laws and regulations.
This course is a strategically designed food science program with emphasis on food safety and security including food regulation laws. It features several core units, electives and a research component. All units are valued at 6 credit points except the Research Unit which carries 24 points.
Contributions to the teaching will come from a number of faculties at UWA including Science, Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Law. Food industry guest lecturers may include personnel from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, WA Department of Health (Pathwest), National Measurement Institute, CSIRO and private companies.
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.CHEM5850 Chemistry for Food Science
Subjects are assessed through a combination of examination, assignments, case studies and mock scenarios. The research project is assessed through a written research report and oral presentation. Marks will also be awarded based on conduct and performance in the laboratory environment.
The program is designed in conjunction with the food industry to produce a graduate with the knowledge and skills to move directly into an industry position. Graduates can expect to be employed in:
Criteria for entry to the program consists of:
All applicants for UWA coursework programs must demonstrate a minimum level of English Language Competence.