Master of Food Safety and Quality
Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
On successful completion of the Master of Food Safety and Quality graduates will be well able to manage and lead food safety and quality projects in the food industry. Graduates will be able to identify the risks to food safety and quality and describe the critical parameters in food processing that need to be controlled to ensure food safety and quality. Graduates will have extensive theoretical knowledge, practical skills and discipline specific competencies that will enable them to take up professional roles in the food industry or to continue with further postgraduate research in the area of food science and technology. The Master of Food Safety and Quality can be a terminating qualification for industry-orientated learners who wish to lead and manage food safety and quality programmes or a successful graduate could progress to doctoral study in the area of food technology . We expect the majority of students will be studying while employed in the food industry. However those that are not may use this degree as a way of entering the food industry at a reasonably advanced level. The degree will be applicable to all sectors of the food industry from the manufacture of different commodity and consumer products to regulatory authorities, testing facilities and other companies providing support to the food industry.
Key Information for Students
A Bachelors with Honours degree in food engineering, food science or food technology, or equivalent; or a Bachelors degree in engineering, science, technology, or equivalent and at least 36 months relevant professional experience in the food or biological products industry.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$69,089 - $99,702|
|In further study||13%|
|On a benefit||N/A|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust - Expenses / Class Materials Awards
Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust
$300 - $1,000 each
Meat Industry Association Scholarship
$5,000 (undergraduate), $10,000 (postgraduate)
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
Main Campus Office
State Highway 57
Albany Expressway (SH17)
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.