Course details

Master of Food Safety and Quality
NZQF Level 9

About the course

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.

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 provider

With a tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is the nearest thing New Zealand has to a national university. The university has 3 major campuses in Auckland, Manuwatu and Wellington. Massey University's innovative Auckland campus is located on the North Shore of New Zealand's largest city - Auckland. The campus grounds are peaceful with many native trees and plants, yet it's only a five minute walk to the expansive Westfield shopping centre with its movie theatres, shops, restaurants and numerous fast food outlets. If you want to travel further, there are buses running regular routes around the North Shore region and into Auckland city. The Manawatu campus is located in Palmerston North and is one of the best places in the country to experience the real student lifestyle. With a huge portion of the population under 25 it is the perfect place for learning and living. The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance. The Wellington Campus is centrally located near the city's artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington.

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