Food Science and Technology

Faculty of Engineering

Master of Science (MSc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


This program offers graduate level class work and research opportunities related to food process technology, food microbiology, edible oils, engineering design, post-mortem biochemistry of muscle foods, proteins and enzymes, food rheology, and beverage science. A wide range of food processing equipment, a pilot plant, and well-equipped laboratories offer unique opportunities for graduate training and research. Students with degrees in food science, engineering, chemistry/biochemistry, microbiology or biology are invited to apply. The graduate degree programs share some facilities with the Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology, a specialized resource centre for graduate education and research in food science and food process engineering with emphasis on seafoods.

Research Facilities

  • Fish & food processing pilot plant
  • Food analysis labs
  • Food chemistry lab & instrumentation room
  • Marine oils lab
  • Rheology/texture lab

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Contact Information

Subject Code: FOSC
Tel: 902-494-1288
Address: Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University
5217 Morris Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Suzanne Budge
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-4597
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