Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (Honours)

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusNo
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$32,032 for 1 yr full-time AUD
CRICOS course code065147K
LevelUndergraduate
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 H418
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Advance your knowledge of food and nutrition science by undertaking an honours degree at Deakin.

Designed for students with a strong undergraduate academic record, the honours year combines coursework and an original piece of research under the guidance of a supervisor. You will gain an understanding of research methods and design as well as experience in project planning and implementation.

Examples of previous honours research pieces include:

  • Dietary sources and sodium content of food provided to pre-school aged children in childcare centres.
  • Does diet quality matter in women who have had gestational diabetes?
  • Does a healthy lifestyle score predict cardiometabolic risk?
  • International household food providers trust in the food supply.

Studying this course lets you dive deeper into a food and nutrition topic of interest. You will also be able to apply to study postgraduate studies by research.

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

Acquire advanced knowledge of the philosophies, ethics, methods and principles of research in one or more discipline areas of practice in food science and nutrition. Apply this knowledge to plan and execute a substantial research project.

Communication

Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills in the clear and coherent communication of research questions, design and outcomes to a diverse audience.

Digital Literacy

Acquire advanced skills in using digital technologies to research, analyse, synthesise and disseminate evidence-based information to an academic audience and specialists in the field of food science and nutrition. Use appropriate technologies to manage data and apply methodologies applicable for the food and nutrition sciences.

Critical thinking

Employ intellectual independence to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise scientific literature and to apply appropriate methodologies and analytical techniques to answer the research question. Apply advanced theoretical knowledge to interpret outcomes and to identify how they contribute to advancing the field of food and nutrition science.

Problem Solving

Identify an original research question and, under supervision, apply appropriate theories and methodologies to address this question in an ethical manner.

Self-management

Take initiative to identify personal learning goals and needs in order to undertake and manage an independent research project including the communication of research outcomes. 

Teamwork

Contribute constructively and collaboratively as a member of research and professional team of specialists, peers, academics and others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Global Citizenship

Apply ethical standards governing research and professional practice in the field of food science and nutrition whilst maintaining confidentiality, and respecting inclusive, cultural sensitivities.

 

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points, including two coursework units in research methods and research issues and an independent research project. Part-time students are required to complete the coursework components in their first year of study.

Attendance and presentation at the School Honours Conference is a hurdle requirement.

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

HBS400Research Methods

HSE401Developing Research Skills

Trimester 2

HSN414Honours Research Project

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.

The minimum entry requirement is completion of a Nutrition related undergraduate degree or the completion of an undergraduate degree majoring in Food Science or Nutrition study areas. Students must also achieve a credit average mark or Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65% or greater.

2017 Projects can be found here

2017 Project Preference Form needs to be submitted via the applicant portal

Applicants are required to contact the Supervisors of the projects they are interested in applying for before submitting the Project Preference form.

Allocation to research projects is a competitive process and an applicant cannot be assured of being assigned to their choice of research projects.

Closing dates

Honours applications close on 25 November 2016.

How to apply

Please note:

2017 Honours projects will be available in this webpage by 16th September 2016.
Applicants are required to contact the Supervisors of the projects they are interested in applying for before submitting the Project Preference form.

Applicants are advised that allocation to research projects is a competitive process and an applicant cannot be assured of being assigned to their choice of research projects.

You need to submit an application and your project preference form via the applicant portal by 25 November.

If you have any questions about the Honours application process, please email ens-enquire@deakin.edu.au or telephone (03) 9244 5436.

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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Workload

You should be able to commit 35 hours a week to your honours degree