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Master of Food Technology

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Auckland Campus


Study a Master of Food Technology – MFoodTech

Food is an important part of our everyday life. The focus on health and wellbeing through food consumption is increasing. The world’s economies are also looking for new ways to add value to raw produce.

Internationally recognised and unique

The Massey Master of Food Technology is held in high regard around the world. It has been producing graduates for the New Zealand and international food industries for more than 50 years.

You’ll gain the research and technical skills to apply your knowledge in the commercial world.

Work on real food industry issues

Massey’s Master of Food Technology provides teaching of practical skills needed to undertake independent research in the food industry. You will then undertake your own large independent research project that focuses on real food industry problems and solutions.

World-leading facilities

At Massey, you’ll have access to real equipment for your research that’s applied and practical to the food industry including:

a fully equipped pilot plant to enable you to research processes for the manufacture of food products

labs equipped to analyse and characterise food texture, rheology, physical properties, chemical composition and microbial flora

a sensory facility to gather consumer data for the sensory properties of food

a post-harvest lab to study the packaging, storage and preservation of fruits and vegetables.

Massey has research expertise in meat and fish technology, dairy technology, fruit and vegetables, cereals and food additives and ingredients.

Our facilities will help you to develop new and innovative ideas, develop prototypes, work with consumers to test those and commercial scale production.

A MFoodTech is a good fit if you:

have completed a bachelor or honours degree in food technology, food engineering or food science

are interested in developing a research career

are interested in progressing to a senior technical role.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Food Technology you will have been awarded or qualified for:

a bachelor's degree in food engineering, food science or food technology, with a minimum B grade average over the 200- and 300-level courses, or equivalent, or

a Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours having achieved at least Second Class Honours, or equivalent.

You will also provide a short summary of your research interests (200 words or less) with your application.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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