Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition

Charles Sturt University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00005F

Does the role of food in society fascinate you? Learn how food and nutrition influence individual and community wellbeing with the Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition from Charles Sturt University. This course will develop your ability to analyse nutrition, food product development, consumption trends, factors influencing attitudes to food and health, food supply, food policy and ecological issues associated with food. Delve into the social, cultural, technical, environmental, economic and political factors influencing food habits, diet and lifestyle. When applying, you’ll choose a dedicated stream of study from exercise science, community nutrition, transition to dietetics or food innovation and marketing.


To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Standard entry requirements

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.ORA completed Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATARORA completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.OR50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.ORA completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.ORSuccessful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.ORWork experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years.ANDSTANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements.


This course qualifies graduates to apply to the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) for the qualification of Associate Nutritionist; however, the NSA does not formally accredit courses. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST).

Study pathways

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to commencement of the course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $93,600
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 3 years

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