Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (Honours)
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
|CRICOS course code||065147K|
|Deakin course code||H418|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Closing dates
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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.
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.
|HSE401||Developing Research Skills|
|HSN414||Honours Research Project|
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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
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 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.
Honours applications close 25 November 2016
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 and how to apply for credit.
How to apply
Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
You should be able to commit 35 hours a week to your honours degree