- A four-year bachelor’s level qualification with a CGPA of at least 5 out of 7 in food technology/ chemical engineering/ food science/ food engineering or relevant disciplines from an accredited university
English language requirements:
- IELTS Academic: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each individual band
- TOEFL PBT: An overall score of 570 with a TWE score of 5 and 54 in Listening and Reading
- TOEFL iBT: A minimum overall score of 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Listening and Speaking scores of 19 each
- Cambridge English (Advanced): A minimum grade of C (pre-2015) or an overall score of at least 176 (post-2015)
- Cambridge English (Proficiency): ): A minimum grade of C (pre-2015) or an overall score of at least 176 (post-2015)
- PTE (Academic): A minimum overall score of 64 with at least 60 in each communicative skill
Application process: Online (through the international students’ application portal on the official website of University of Queensland)
Application fee: AU$ 100 (INR 4947 approximately)
- Academic transcripts of all previous qualifications
- Certificates of all prior qualifications
- English language proficiency test scorecards
- A copy of passport or similar travel document for proof of identity and nationality
The Australian government mandates every higher education institution to charge a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) in addition to the tuition fees and other academic fees. The SSAF, determined by the government of Australia every year, covers the expense of a wide range of facilities and support services available to them both inside and outside the campus premises. The international students must also purchase an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) from an authorised insurer for the duration of their stay in Australia.
Annual tuition fees for Master of Food Science and Technology at University of Queensland: AU$ 37,584 (INR 18.59 lacs approximately)
Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF): AU$ 298 (INR 15,130 approximately)
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC): AU$ 437 (INR 22,188 approximately)
Dealing with the nuances of food processing technologies and quality maintenance protocols and principles, the food science and technology graduates from the University of Queensland find a host of job options awaiting them on completion of their studies. The food science technologists deal with the integral components of food manufacturing, preservation and plant operations technology. Establishing dynamic industry networks through regular guest lectures, interactive sessions, and on-job training, the University of Queensland graduates find the following jobs among some of the highest paid in the industry in Australia.
- Plant engineer (food manufacturing)
- Quality insurance inspector
- Food chemist
- Food technologist
- Project engineer
- Laboratory supervisor (food processing)
- Process engineer (food manufacturing)
- Sales engineer (food processing)
- Food microbiologist
- Reliability engineer
- Quality control officer
- Engineering manager (food manufacturing)
- Process and product development engineer.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the government of Australia administers plenty of scholarships for the international students to study at the esteemed higher education institutions of the country. These prestigious government scholarships and awards cover the expenses of the tuition fees and other educational costs, a monthly stipend and the OSHC for the international students showing exceptional academic merit and potential.
The University of Queensland, along with the DFAT scholarships and the Endeavour Program, recognises the brilliance of international applicants of Master of Food Science and Technology through the following scholarship options.
- UQ International India Scholarship for High Achievers
- International Scholarships for Postgraduate Coursework – India
- Menzies Scholarship in Engineering
- Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship