Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted ||Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
|CRICOS course code||079318C|
|English language requirements|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|VTAC Codes||1400514961 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Deakin course code ||H315|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Learn about the fascinating role of food and nutrition in human health and disease prevention.
Today's emphasis on food and nutrition science has created a demand for qualified food and nutrition professionals. As a graduate of this course, you will find opportunities to work in careers requiring knowledge of nutrition, health, food analysis, sensory evaluation, product development, food safety, and more.
Add diversity to your degree by undertaking elective units in complementary areas such as health promotion, psychology, physical activity and health or exercise science.
If you are interested in a career in the food industry, undertake a food science major sequence, which provides knowledge and skills for employment in the food industry.
You may also choose to undertake an industry placement elective unit to get hands-on experience while completing your degree.
Enrolled students and graduates can apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australian (NSA). If you choose to undertake the food science major sequence, you may also be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST).
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
To complete the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences, students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 24 credit points, you will need to study 24 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include 16 core units (these are compulsory) and 8 elective units (you can choose which ones to study).
You are required to complete HSN010 Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety prior to your first laboratory based unit in this course.
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
It is recommended that students take the:
Alternative major sequences can be undertaken from undergraduate courses offered by any faculty at Deakin University (subject to unit and course rules).
Other major sequences available include:
Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2016 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2016 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer.
Level 1 - Trimester 1
|HSN101||Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health |
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function |
|HSN103||Food: the Environment and Consumers |
|SLE010||Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
Level 1 - Trimester 2
|HSN010||Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)|
|HSN107||Physiology of Human Growth and Development |
plus one elective unit OR
|SLE155||Chemistry for the Professional Sciences |
Level 2 - Trimester 1
|HSN209||Food Security and Safety |
plus two elective units
Level 2 - Trimester 2
|HSN210||Nutrition and Food Promotion |
|HSE208||Integrated Human Physiology *|
plus two elective units
Level 3 - Trimester 1
|HSN309||Food Policy and Regulation |
|HSN313||Sensory Evaluation of Foods |
plus one elective unit
Level 3 - Trimester 2
|HSN305||Assessing Food Intake and Activity |
plus two elective units
*Students who want to complete H718 Master of Dietetics pre-requisites must enrol in the core unit of HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology INSTEAD OF HSN210 Nutrition and Food Promotion, AND the following elective units:
|SLE155||Chemistry for the Professional Sciences (Level 1, Trimester 2)|
|SLE212||Biochemistry (Level 2, Trimester 1)|
|SLE222||Biochemical Metabolism (Level 2, Trimester 2)|
Electives are offered subject to availability of resources and quotas where applicable.
|HSN206||Food Analysis and Quality Assurance |
|HSN213||Current Controversies in Food and Nutrition |
|HSN307||Sports Nutrition: Theory and Practice |
|HSN315||Food Manufacturing and Process Innovation |
|HSN204||Food Microbiology and HACCP |
|HSN212||Functional Foods and Biotechnology |
|HSN308||Food, Nutrition and Society |
|HSN311||Food and Nutrition Practicum ^|
|HSN320||Trends in Product Development |
|HSN360||Unit description is currently unavailable (next offered Trimester 3 2017)|
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
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
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As a student in the Faculty of Health you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Work Integrated Learning
If you are interested in the possibility of enhancing your employment prospects by consolidating your knowledge and skills through realistic field experience, you are encouraged to consider undertaking an industry placement. You can do this by choosing to complete HSN311 Food Science and Nutrition Practicum as an elective unit in your final year.