Master of Food Safety and Quality

Massey University

Subject area

Food (excluding Seafood) Processing Technology

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Entry requirements

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and (b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelors with Honours degree in food engineering, food science or food technology, or equivalent, or (c) have been awarded a Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, technology, or equivalent and completed at least 36 months relevant professional experience in the food or biological products industry.

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Process and Resources Engineering at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263

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