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Diploma in Dairy Technology

  • Diploma

Massey University's Diploma in Dairy Technology is for those working in the dairy industry.

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About this course

Massey University's Diploma in Dairy Technology is for those working in the dairy industry.

It provides essential skills for new employees to the dairy industry as well as providing upskilling and opportunities for diversification for established employees within the sector.

The Diploma could also be a good way to get dairy-industry-specific knowledge if you have a non-specialised degree or have previously worked in a different industry.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Diploma in Dairy Technology requires applicants to have met the University admission requirements as specified, and:

  • have attained at least 14 credits at NCEA Level 2 Mathematics, Science or Biology, plus one other subject, or equivalent; or;
  • produce evidence of informal learning equivalent to that specified above.

In all cases applicants must have been employed in the dairy industry for at least one year, and have ongoing employment in the dairy industry while studying.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations

Distance Learning

What you will learn

When you graduate from this programme, you will be able to apply enhanced technical skills and competencies across an extended range of dairy processing and manufacturing systems.

The qualification encompasses all key elements aligned to the production of dairy ingredients and foods, and will provide graduates with knowledge across specific manufacturing systems, as well as generic understanding of principles for food safety and quality assurance.

You will study elements of dairy microbiology and food safety, engineering, processing and chemistry. Ingredient and product technology as well as manufacturing principles are also part of the curriculum.