Faculty of Health

Why study Nutrition and Food Science at Deakin?

The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition provides an understanding of the nature and composition of foods and the importance of food science and nutrition. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills required to work in food analysis, sensory analysis, product development, food safety, food manufacture, as nutritionists, in food policy, consumer education and many more.

1. The course combines the knowledge of food science with nutrition.

2. Significant training and employment links exist with the food industry.

3. Key leaders in the industry regularly contribute to the course as guest lecturers.

4. The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition and Bachelor of Health Sciences are excellent pathways into the Master of Dietetics.

5. The course is available at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood.

6. Students can elect to do 'Food Studies' and 'Nutrition' as major sequences in the Bachelor of Health Sciences.

7. Graduates are well qualified to find employment in many positions within the food industry such as roles in food product development, sensory evaluation, quality assurance, marketing and market research.

8. The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition is relevant and responsive to the food industry, providing a strong academic foundation.

Career opportunities
  • Nutritionist
  • Product Manager
  • Food Product Marketing Officer
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Quality Manager
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Product Innovation Technologist
Deakin graduate employers

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19th July 2011