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Master of Dairy Science and Technology

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

This programme is only available to candidates who have approved employment in the New Zealand dairy industry.

Admission to the Master of Dairy Science and Technology requires you have been awarded or qualified for either a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, Bachelor of Science with Honours, a Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours, or equivalent and have approved employment in the New Zealand dairy industry to facilitate the requirements of courses 141.751 Dairy Products Technical Projects and 141.848 Dairy Science and Technology Research Project.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Dairy Science and Technology structure

You will follow a course of study, which will consist of courses totalling 120 credits, comprising all courses from the Schedule below.


Students who complete within one year of first enrolling for full-time study or within three years of first enrolling for part-time study may be eligible for Distinction.

Time Limit

All requirements must be completed within four years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


141.744 Dairy Science, Technology and Engineering
141.746 Dairy Products Technology
141.751 Dairy Products Technical Projects
141.848 Dairy Science and Technology Research Project

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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