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Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours (Food Process Engineering)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
4 years
Start date: Expected February-2022
Campus:
Auckland Campus
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Course details

Summary

Join a growing industry

The world needs healthy and safe food products and ingredients manufactured on a large scale. New food products pose challenging and exciting process design problems that you can help solve.

Every day new food products and food ingredients are developed. The large-scale food manufacturing processes needed to bring these safely and sustainably to the world are designed and managed by food engineers. When you graduate from the Massey University food process engineering major, you will have the skills and knowledge to work in and to eventually lead this exciting global industry.

The world’s growing population needs healthy and safe foods and New Zealand is an important link in the global food supply chain to meet this demand.

Global opportunities

You could go on to manage the development and installation of new processing lines and factories producing products meeting the customer requirements in a safe, economical and sustainable way. You could also turn your great ideas into new innovative solutions. These could then be developed into a business.

The possibilities are endless and your skills can be applied all over the world.

Planning overview

Full-time study in the first year comprises eight 15-credit courses, for a total of 120 credits. We recommend studying 60 credits per semester.

This major can be started at the Auckland or Manawatu campuses but the final one-and-a-half years of the programme must be completed at Manawatu. If you start studying this major at Auckland, before beginning Semester Two of Year 3 you will need to decide if:

a. you are going to change major so you can remain studying on the Auckland campus OR

b. you are going to move to the Manawatu campus to continue with this major.

International recognition

The BFoodTechHons (Food Product Technology) is accredited by Engineering NZ under the Sydney Accord (an international agreement).

Both majors of the BFoodTech (Hons) are approved by the US-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Massey University is ranked as one of the top 50 universities worldwide for Food Science & Technology (out of 300) by ShanghaiRanking.

Careers

Career options after completing the Food Product Technology major include:

  • Food Process Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Production Supervisor

This course is also offered by the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Entry criteria

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

Course variation

Expected February-2022 - Massey University

Campus:
Massey University
Tuition fees:
Duration:
4 years
Start date: Expected February-2022
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