Deakin University

Bachelor of Nutrition Science / Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin University

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

Build your foundation knowledge in nutrition science and understanding of the commercial forces that guide Australia's $20 billion food industry. With Deakin's Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce, you will graduate with highly transferable skills that allow you to work in either field, or where nutrition and business connect. Gain an understanding of how nutrition affects population health, disease and ageing. You will graduate with practical skills that prepare you for employment in the thriving health and food industries, with the advanced knowledge to provide evidence-based nutrition advice throughout community settings. Your commerce degree equips you with versatile skills that ensure you are ready for the commercial roles of the future. You will work with real commercial clients on industry projects and learn from today's business leaders.


32 credit points. 16 credit points are Nutrition Science units and 16 credit points are Commerce units, which includes the completion of a prescribed Commerce major sequence.


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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. 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.


This qualification allows you to receive recognition from both nutrition and business professional bodies. Enrolled students and graduates may apply for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). Graduates may apply for registration which will ensure you're recognised as a qualified nutrition professional in the field. Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). We are also the only Australian university with this accreditation, meaning you are graduating with a degree that is of a global standard.

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 69.15
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne Burwood.

Note that this course is offered to international students by offshore external study only.

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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