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Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Bachelor of Commerce
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||D301|
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 email@example.com
Enrolled students and graduates can apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australian (NSA).
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
• Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
• Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
• Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services
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.
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Students are required to complete either the Management or Marketing major sequence as part of this degree.
|HSN010||Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)|
|HSN104||The Science of Food|
|SLE010||Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
|SLE133||Chemistry in Our World|
|MAE102||The Global Economy|
|MCA010||Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit points)|
|MIS101||Business Information Systems|
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function|
|HSN101||Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation|
|HSN201||Principles of Nutrition|
|MAA103||Accounting for Decision Making|
|HSN210||Nutrition and Food Promotion|
|HSN103||Food: the Environment and Consumers|
|HSN209||Food Security and Safety|
|HSN301||Diet and Disease|
|MAF101||Fundamentals of Finance|
|HSN305||Assessing Food Intake and Activity|
|MMK265||Marketing Research (Marketing major sequence)|
|MMM262||Understanding Organisations (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)|
|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.
Course grids to aid students with course planning and progression are available for download at website:
Please contact a course adviser for specific course planning advice via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
|MIS390||Business Internship A|
It is highly recommended for students to undertake the MIS390 Business Internship A unit as part of their combined degree.