Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Bachelor of Commerce

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeD301

Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2015 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2015 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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 food science, 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 ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Professional recognition

Enrolled students and graduates can apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australian (NSA).

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$9,442Not applicable$30,800

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

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.

Major sequences

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.
Management
Marketing

Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HSN010Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)

HSN104The Science of Food

SLE010Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)

SLE133Chemistry in Our World

MAE102Unit description is currently unavailable

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit points)

MIS101Unit description is currently unavailable

Trimester 2

HBS109Human Structure and Function

HSN106Food Fundamentals

MAE101Economic Principles

MIS171Business Analytics

Level 2
Trimester 1

HSN101Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health

HSN211Nutritional Physiology

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MMM132Management

Trimester 2

HSN107Physiology of Human Growth and Development

HSN202Lifespan Nutrition

MMK277Unit description is currently unavailable

MLC101Business Law

Level 3
Trimester 1

HSN103Food: the Environment and Consumers

HSN209Food Security and Safety

HSN301Diet and Disease

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

Trimester 2

HSN210Nutrition and Food Promotion

HSN302Population Nutrition

MMK265Marketing Research (Marketing major sequence)

OR

MMM262Unit description is currently unavailable (Management major sequence)

Plus one elective unit from the Marketing or Management major sequence

Level 4
Trimester 1

HSN309Food Policy and Regulation

HSN313Sensory Evaluation of Foods

MMK266Consumer Behaviour (Marketing major sequence)

OR

MMM240Organisational Behaviour (Management major sequence)

Plus one elective unit from the Marketing or Management major sequence

Trimester 2

HSN305Assessing Food Intake and Activity

MMH299Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK325Strategic Marketing (Marketing major sequence)

OR

MMM365Unit description is currently unavailable (Management major sequence)

AND

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:
http://www.deakin.edu.au/exercise-nutrition-sciences/enrolment-information

Please contact a course adviser for specific course planning advice via email ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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).

MIS390Business Internship A

It is highly recommended for students to undertake the MIS390 Business Internship A unit as part of their combined degree.