The Graduate Diploma of Food Science is designed for graduates from related disciplines wishing to advance their knowledge and skills in this area. In this program you will develop your technical knowledge and ability to analyse food science problems and gain a deeper understanding of the agrifood business, in addition to meeting or maintaining professional accreditation standards and furthering your career opportunities. Our courses provide strategies and tools to increase efficiency and performance, and the chance to learn alongside like-minded industry professionals. The Graduate Diploma also provides a pathway towards the Master of Food Science. 

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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 Master of Food Science choose this program.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Food safety
  • Nutritionist
  • Food engineering
  • Product design

Entry requirements

Admission to this program requires one of the following:

  • A Bachelor degree in Food Science or a cognate discipline (defined for each specialisation) with a minimum 65% average; or
  • An equivalent qualification from another recognised university or tertiary institution.

*Cognate disciplines may include chemistry or biochemistry.

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 and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Alternative entry or pathways

8037 Food Science



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*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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