Deakin University

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Deakin University

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

Study Deakin's Bachelor of Nutrition Science to develop an understanding of human nutrition and the impact it has on health. Learn how to tackle challenges facing our society including disease prevention, lifespan nutrition, obesity, the spread of misinformation, and the social and physiological effects of food on our wellbeing.Put theory into practice in our state-of-the-art food sensory labs. Designed just like those in industry settings, our labs provide hands-on experience that prepares you for the workplace. On top of that, you will gain at least 75 hours of additional workplace training through industry placement. These experiences ensure you have the practical skills to improve health through food and nutrition – skills that are increasingly in demand as society grapples with nutrition-related diseases and their impact on wellbeing. This course provides a pathway to the Master of Dietetics, which allocates 60% of places to Deakin graduates.


The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include 13 core units (these are compulsory), 5 nutrition selective units and 6 elective units (you can choose which ones to study).You are required to complete HSN010 Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety and SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program prior to your first laboratory based units in this course.


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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
  • ATAR: 65.15
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

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