Enhance your employability in the food science and technology industry with an immersive research project or industry placement.

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Undergraduate honours courses

Gain field experience while working on real-world projects with industry partners with the Honours with an Industry Focus course (FOOD6100 or FOOD6200).

You can start this year-long immersive course in Semester 1 (FOOD6100) or Semester 2 (FOOD6200).

It will challenge you to apply your theoretical knowledge and the research skills developed in your undergraduate program.

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Course structure

First semester

You'll co-create a research topic with an industry expert in the first three weeks of your program. 

You'll then conduct a research program for the remainder of the semester, with emphasis on:

  • defining the research issue
  • establishing methodology
  • undertaking appropriate analysis of data
  • drawing defensible conclusions.

Second semester

The placement component of this course offers continuous, structured industry experience in a production or service enterprise.

As part of the placement, you'll: 

  • undertake no more than 480 hours with your industry supervisor. You'll also work with an academic supervisor
  • complete 14 units.

Your placement will form a large part of your thesis.

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Industry placements

Expand your professional networks and experience a real-world workplace environment with an industry placement.

When you undertake an industry placement, you could be tasked with:

  • solving a specific research problem
  • working in a particular role within the industry
  • gaining an overview of several aspects within a business.

Connect with industry

We can help you connect with an agri-food business to find a placement opening.

Develop your skills and make a valuable contribution to a broad range of disciplines, including:

  • agriculture
  • food science
  • business
  • environment
  • marketing
  • engineering
  • IT.

For help finding a host organisation for your student placement, email us.

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Watch our video

Hear how a placement can give you a foot in the door within the agribusiness industry (YouTube, 3m:30s).

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