GD132 - Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology

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Plan: GD132 - Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology
Award abbreviation: GDFoodSc&Tech
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 semesters full time or 4 semesters part time
Location: Onshore, City
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 019905
CRICOS code: 043048F

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Purpose of the Program

GD132 Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology is an exit point only from MC237 Master of Food Science and Technology.

In GD132 you will acquire skills and knowledge of food processing and preservation, chemical properties of food materials, food safety, packaging and labelling, and food product and process innovation as well as other courses to support the wide range of technical positions required by the food industry.

This program includes the capstone work integrated learning (WIL) course: ONPS2550 Food Product and Process Innovation where you will develop new products and / or manufacturing processess with the input of industry partners.
 

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Articulation and pathways

This Graduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology (GD132) is available as an exit award from the MC237 Masters of Food Science and Technology program if you have completed the first two semesters (96 credit points).

 

 

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Food Science and Technology (GD132) is only available as an exit award from MC237 Masters of Food Science and Technology. See Entrance Requirements in the Program Guide for MC237 Masters of Food Science and Technology. 

 

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External accreditation and industry links

Upon successful completion of this program, you can gain membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST). See the AIFST website for classes of membership.

 

 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a wi-fi connected device, you can access the RMIT University wireless network from most locations on campus.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Subject specific information is available from Food Science subject guide at http://rmit.libguides.com/foodscience.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

- transition to tertiary study and learning

- study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant

- enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning

- career development and employment

- living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)

- opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad

- opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students

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