Deakin University

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Put your theory into practice in our state-of-the-art food sensory labs and gain 100 hours of additional workplace training through industry placements.To add diversity to your degree and expand your career opportunities, you can choose elective units in complementary areas such as food innovation, health promotion, psychology, physical activity and health or exercise science.You will have the opportunity to gain extensive practical experience, either by studying the volunteering unit in year two or three, and/or the Food and Nutrition Practicum elective unit in your final year.The major in food innovation will prepare you for a career in the food industry, where your knowledge of nutrition and food composition will facilitate the creation and marketing of food products that help to improve health.You can also learn about nutrition perceptions and issues in different cultures by taking your studies abroad to gain an international perspective.


  • 24 credit points: 12 core units (these are compulsory)
  • completion of HSN010 Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety prior to your first laboratory based unit in this course
  • completion of either the 6 unit Food Innovation major sequence or 6 HSN coded (nutrition and food) elective units
  • 6 elective units which may form a major sequence and can be selected from any faculty (you can choose which ones to study). No more than 10 credit points may be taken at level 1 and at least 6 credit points must be taken at level 3.


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.


While studying, you are eligible to apply for student membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). Graduates with a Bachelor of Nutrition Science can apply for ordinary membership of NSA or apply to become a registered nutritionist. Registration will ensure you are recognised as a qualified nutrition professional in the field. Additionally, if you have completed this degree with a major in food innovation, you may also seek membership into the Australian Institute of Food, Science and Technology (AIFST). Graduates are eligible to apply to become a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the: Nutrition Society of Australia Hong Kong Nutrition Association UK Association for Nutrition.

Study pathways

This course can be a pathway to: H418 Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (Honours) H517 Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition H714 Master of Human Nutrition H718 Master of Dietetics H748 Master of Nutrition and Population Health

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood International: $113,080 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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