Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Bachelor of Commerce

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted

Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Bachelor of Commerce

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016$9,442 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016Not applicable
Faculty contacts

Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

LevelUndergraduate
VTAC Codes1400510111 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code D301

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

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

Full-fee paying (FFP)
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.

Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

Fee information for all domestic students
The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.

* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown is 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 full-time study within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline 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 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.

The fees per unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Career opportunities

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.

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.

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.

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 Admission Criteria and Selection 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

Applications for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 (if offered) must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.