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)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
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

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.

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 (194kb).

Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

The minimum entry requirement is completion of an undergraduate degree majoring in Food Science or Nutrition study areas and achieved an 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