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)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$32,032 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|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
|Deakin course code||H315|
|VTAC Codes||1400514961 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Work experience
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
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Apply food and nutrition and health knowledge from a range of perspectives.
Select and use a variety of engaging communication modes to disseminate knowledge to individuals, groups, government and non-government organisations and health professionals.
Select and use appropriate technologies to source, understand, evaluate, and communicate information to professional networks and communities.
Source and critically analyse the food and nutrition literature to apply an evidence-based approach to the field.
Identify and apply practical solutions to a range of changing and complex food and nutrition and health issues.
Employ self-directed, reflective work and learning practices in a responsible manner to professionally contribute to food and nutrition sciences.
Work collaboratively as part of interdisciplinary teams with a range of stakeholders to advance the field of food and nutrition sciences.
Engage in professional and ethical practice that demonstrates awareness of, and adaptability to, diverse social, cultural and environmental contexts in food and nutrition sciences.
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:
- Food Science major sequence
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|
|SLE133||Chemistry in Our World|
|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|
|HSN104||The Science of Food|
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
|HSN301||Diet and Disease|
|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|
|HSN227||Volunteering in Food and Nutrition|
|HSN308||Food, Nutrition and Society|
|HSN311||Food and Nutrition Practicum ^|
|HSN320||Trends in Product Development|
|HSN360||International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition (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.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
This course can be a pathway to:
- H418 Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (Honours)
- H517 Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition
- H714 Master of Human Nutrition
- H718 Master of Dietetics
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
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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.