Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Bachelor of Commerce
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This comprehensive course provides you with knowledge and skills in food and nutrition sciences and complementary business knowledge and skills focusing on marketing or management. This degree is designed for employment in the health and food-related industries. Through completing this degree you will gain an understanding of food, food choice and its relationship to health, consumer perceptions, the role of nutrition in human health and disease prevention and business, economic and financial principles and concepts and analytical knowledge. You can choose to undertake a major in either management or marketing as part of this course. On successful completion of this degree you will be able to work in many areas that require knowledge of the food industry, food composition, and nutrition, as well as business-related skills. These areas may include jobs in research and development, product development, product management, consumer research and marketing and management roles in the food, nutrition and health industries. This degree can be completed in 4 years full-time or 3 years full-time if studies are undertaken in Trimester 3. Please contact a course adviser for further clarification via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolled students and graduates can apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australian (NSA).
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
After successfully completing this course you will be well prepared for careers requiring knowledge of nutrition, health, food analysis and business, economic and financial knowledge. You will be suited to work in many areas that require knowledge of the food industry, food composition, and nutrition, as well as business-related skills such as management and marketing. These areas may include jobs in research and development, product development, product management, consumer research and marketing and management roles in the food, nutrition and health industries. You may also gain employment in other diverse areas including: food policy, food regulation, quality assurance and control, food wholesale and retail, advertising, brand/product management, customer relations management, consumer education and awareness campaigns.
The course comprises 32 credit points. 16 credit points are Food and Nutrition Sciences units, and 16 credit points are Commerce units.
The 16 credit points studied within the Faculty of Business and Law must include the 10 Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAE102, MAF101, MLC101, MMM132, MIS101, MIS171, MMH299 and MMK277. In addition students must complete a prescribed Commerce major sequence (Management or Marketing) and a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faulty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.
Students are required to complete HSN010 Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety prior to their first laboratory based unit in this course.
Students must also complete MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies. This is a compulsory unit for all students commencing studies with the Faculty of Business and Law and will help students to get off to the best possible start in developing academic communication skills at Deakin.
|HSN010||Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)|
|SLE010||Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit points)|
|MIS101||Business Information Systems |
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function |
|HSN101||Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation |
|MAA103||Accounting for Decision Making |
|HSN210||Nutrition and Food Promotion |
|HSN103||Food: the Environment and Consumers |
|HSN209||Food Security and Safety |
|HSN305||Assessing Food Intake and Activity |
|MMK265||Marketing Research (Marketing major sequence)|
|MMM262||Understanding Organisations (Management major sequence)|
Plus one elective unit from the Marketing or Management major sequence
|HSN309||Food Policy and Regulation |
|HSN313||Sensory Evaluation of Foods |
|MMK266||Consumer Behaviour (Marketing major sequence)|
|MMM240||Organisational Behaviour (Management major sequence)|
Plus one elective unit from the Marketing or Management major sequence
|HSE208||Integrated Human Physiology |
One Level 2 HSN2xx elective unit
One Level 3 NSN3xx elective unit
|MMK325||Strategic Marketing (Marketing major sequence)|
|MMM365||Strategic Management (Management major sequence)|
One Level 3 Business and Law elective unit
Please note that students in the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Bachelor of Commerce course may be able to complete their course in three years by undertaking units in Trimester 3, subject to availability of units in Trimester 3.
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Business internship program
The Bachelor of Commerce incorporates a business internship program which provides students with a realistic business experience in their area of specialisation. Business internship units have been developed to provide experiential learning opportunities which foster the development of practical capabilities and enhance employment prospects for graduates. These units complement each major area of study and are available on all campuses and Cloud (online).
It is highly recommended for students to undertake the MIS390 Business Internship A unit as part of their combined degree.
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
Tracking your application
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