The Graduate Certificate of Food Science program is designed for graduates from cognate disciplines wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in Food Science. This will enable students to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards and to provide opportunities for developing their career opportunities. Students will develop their technical knowledge and ability to analyse food science problems. They will also gain further skills in solving food science problems and justifying professional decisions.

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Why choose this degree?

This program allows you to develop your knowledge and skill related to the food industry.

Who should choose this degree?

Students intending to bolster their professional qualifications in this area or progress to the Graduate Diploma in Food Science or Master of Food Science choose this program.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Food safety
  • Nutritionist
  • Food engineering
  • Product design

Entry requirements

  • 3 or 4-year Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering with a minimum 65% average (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • Those without the abovementioned qualification may gain entry through equivalent prior learning, you must be able to explain why your prior learning is equivalent to the abovementioned qualification.
  • For example, a 3- or 4-year Bachelor of Science or Engineering combined with relevant discipline experience (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant to be decided by each specialisation) may be recognised.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


As part of the Australian Government�??s?�Job-ready Graduates Package, Commonwealth Supported Places?�(CSPs) are now available for this program for T2 2021.

^The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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