Course Description

This program will prepare you for a leading role in the food industry. You'll gain food technology, nutrition and engineering skills in the key areas of product development and production systems.

The program aims to produce graduates with skills and capabilities relevant to large-scale production of food. You’ll learn how to design the plant, the process and the product.

This is ideal if you're interested in:

  • developing new products, design processes and packaging
  • a broader range of roles in the food processing industry
  • improving the efficiency of the food processing industry

Studying at RMIT gives you plenty of hands-on experience, thanks to our strong links with major food industry companies and our well-equipped laboratories.

Become highly employable in this growth industry in product development, food regulation, quality assurance and research.

The program allows you to complete two degrees in a reduced amount of time and increases your employment prospects. You will interact with a wide range of relevant industries and broaden your career prospects.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $37,152 per year full-time


5 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 57.6% (national average 48.3%)
Improved skills: 83.2% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 77.2% (national average 74.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 70.5% (national average 76.8%)
Studying full time: 22.9% (national average 13.7%)
Median full time salary: $60,000 (national average $63,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 079788F
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH099

Entry Requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments).

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or