Graduate Certificate in Global Food and Nutrition Science

Make an impact

Every day, advances in science and technology help ensure continued food security for Earth’s inhabitants. Advocacy is of equal importance on the global stage, with inequity and environmental damage rife across food systems. Finding solutions that support and sustain human life is an ongoing and increasingly exciting challenge.  

What will you do?

Delivered over six months full-time, our Graduate Certificate in Global Food and Nutrition Science covers the foundations of the field. You will:

  • expand your understanding of global food security, safety, and sustainability
  • explore current food trends and opportunities for industry
  • learn about advances in processing and preservation
  • apply sensory and flavour science to new product development
  • consider emerging economies and agricultural markets
  • build peer relationships in your own learning space, within the University’s dedicated Food Innovation Laboratory

Where could it take you?

You might promote biodegradable packaging in Japan or write policy to increase the affordability of fresh produce. You could help fight poverty in rural communities overseas. Perhaps you’ll go on to complete your master’s and win The World Food Prize with a breakthrough innovation.

  • Brand new food science labs and kitchen facilities
  • Ranked 200 globally for Food Science and Technology*
  • Producing scientific research 'well above world standard'

*Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject, 2022

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3GC117
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake July
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent, in the fields of food science, food technology, food engineering and nutrition, with a minimum GPA of 4.5.

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $20,250

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This is an Australian full-fee program. As a domestic student you may be eligible to:

  • receive a zero interest government assistance package to cover your course fees and
  • use over $100,000 in HELP assistance over your lifetime
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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Food Scientist;  Food Scientist, Food Technologist;  Food Standards Officer;  Food Technologist

Degree Structure

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Last updated: Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023