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Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Bachelor of Commerce

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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)

Indicative annual fee 2014$8,980* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
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 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 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 ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Professional recognition

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

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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 2014, 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 2014 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.

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.

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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.

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Course structure

Level 1
Trimester 1

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

HSN101 Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation  

HSN103 Food: the Environment and Consumers  

HSN104 The Science of Food  

 

Trimester 2

HBS107 Understanding Health  

HSN106 Food Fundamentals  

MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making  

MAE101 Economic Principles  

 

Level 2
Trimester 1

HSN201 Principles of Nutrition  

MAE102 The Global Economy  

MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance  

SLE133 Chemistry in Our World  

 

Trimester 2

HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition  

HSN210 Nutrition and Food Promotion  

MMK277 Marketing Management  

MMM132 Management  

 

Level 3
Trimester 1

HSN209 Food Security and Safety  

MIS101 Business Information Systems  

MLC101 Business Law  

MMH299 Business Communication  

 

Trimester 2

HSN302 Population Nutrition  

HSN305 Assessing Food Intake and Activity  

MIS171 Business Analytics  

Plus one elective unit from the Marketing or Management major sequence

 

Level 4
Trimester 1

HSN301 Diet and Disease  

HSN309 Food Policy and Regulation  

HSN313 Sensory Evaluation of Foods  

Plus one elective unit from the Marketing or Management major sequence

 

Trimester 2

Three units from the Marketing major sequence OR three units from the Management major sequence

Plus

One Level 3 Business and Law elective unit

 

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).

MIS390 Business Internship A  

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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