Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Deakin University

This comprehensive program addresses all aspects of human nutrition and food relevant for employment in the health and food industries. With a strong focus on consumer health, students will gain an understanding of food, including food choice and its relationship to health, as well as the role of nutrition in human health and disease prevention. To add diversity, students may choose to undertake elective units of study in complementary areas such as health promotion, psychology, physical activity and health or exercise science. Students interested in a career in the food industry should undertake a food science major sequence, which provides knowledge and skills for employment in the food industry.

Course Fee:

International: $96,096

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL


24 credit points, including 12 (these are compulsory). Students wishing to enhance their employment prospects through realistic field experience may undertake an industry placement elective in the final year.

Subjects you can Study:

Food Innovation, Disability and Inclusion, Exercise Science, Family Society and Health, Health Promotion, Physical Activity and Health, Psychology.

Study Pathways:

Honours is available. Postgraduate programs by coursework or research also available.


Enrolled students and graduates can apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australian (NSA). Students undertaking the food science major sequence may also be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 63.05 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 63.05 Yes Part time 6 years

Deakin University has five campuses, one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. Deakin’s fastest growing is the Cloud Campus where over 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. 

With 56 000 students it is one of Australia’s largest universities. The university has a large, diverse student body, with many mature age and part-time students, a high proportion of international students and others from regional areas. It engages students from non-traditional student groups through flexible learning modes and comprehensive transition programs, as well as community-based education.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. The university provides a broad range of double degrees, offering combinations such as nursing with midwifery, health sciences with information systems, and criminology with psychological science.

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