Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Business Administration

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Nutrition Science provides an extensive knowledge and skills base in the scientific principles that underpin the study of food and nutrition, to promote health and optimal nutrition in individuals and the wider community, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in an ethical and respectful manner. The degree promotes the relationship between food/nutrition and health as a major contributor to wellbeing and disease prevention through the lifespan. Graduates will be able to demonstrate cognitive, technical and communication skills that meet the standards to undertake professional work in nutrition and the food science field. The Bachelor of Business Administration is a general business degree without specialisation in a particular subject area. The course is structured around 6 business foundation units which are common to other undergraduate business courses and a further 4 units that will build your business knowledge in areas such as human resource management, marketing and management.


320 credit points.


  • Foundations of chemistry
  • Human body in health and disease
  • Physical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to nutrition
  • Food science
  • Managing people and organisations
  • Organisational behaviour
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent. New South Wales Prerequisites: English (Advanced or Standard) (Band 3) or English as a Second Language (Band 4)
  • Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Study pathways

Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to Honours study or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master's degree programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $116,320
  • ATAR: 58.5
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $116,320
  • ATAR: 58.5
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for include: National and international health agencies; State and federal government health departments; Public health nutritionist; Industry nutritionist; Private practice nutritionist; Nutrition assessment; Nutrition communicator; Food science and technology industry; Food safety and regulation; Quality assurance; Research and product development; Education sector.

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