Melbourne Master of Food and Packaging Innovation

11 June 2015

The Master of Food and Packaging Innovation is a new cross-disciplinary degree offering a range of subjects for a career in different areas of the food and packaging industry.
Over the next 40 years, the world will need to produce 50% more food to feed a rapidly increasing world population. As a graduate of the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation, you will be part of addressing this demand. You will learn the skills necessary to develop valuable and innovative food products that address key issues such as transportability, durability, tamper proofing and perishability issues, as well as key environmental, economic, social and ethical factors.
This unique course forms part of a joint University of Melbourne and The Mondelēz International initiative, with the support of the Victorian Government. Industry is actively involved in this course, because they want to cultivate the skills they require locally.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will have gained practical skills and knowledge across many disciplines such as project management, managing for value creation, entrepreneurship and leadership.  In addition, there are the more science-based aspects in food chemistry, safety and quality, all together offering a wider range of employment pathways within the food and packaging industry.
Program: Master of Food and Packaging Innovation
Location: Parkville campus, Melbourne
Semester intake: March and July
Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue the course successfully using the following criteria:

  • an undergraduate degree with at least 65% average over all years, or
  • a graduate or postgraduate certificate in any discipline with at least 65% average, or
  • a graduate or postgraduate diploma in any discipline, with at least 65% average, or
  • an honours degree in any discipline, or equivalent; and
  • a curriculum vitae or resume; and
  • two academic referee reports; and
  • personal statement of up to 500 words.

2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and may call for further referee reports or employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

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