Deakin University

Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway)

Deakin University

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

Deakin's Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Dietetics Pathway) offers guaranteed entry into our Master of Dietetics if you achieve a 75 weighted average mark or above. The course develops your understanding of human nutrition and its impact on health. Learn how to tackle challenges facing our society including disease prevention, 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 located within our Consumer Analytical Safety Sensory (CASS) Food Research Centre. Designed just like those found in industry settings, our labs provide hands-on experience that prepares you for the workplace. Graduate with practical skills that allow you 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.


The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:18 core units (these are compulsory)Completion of 4 HSN coded (nutrition and food) elective units. 2 elective unit(s) which 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. Students must enrol and pass HAI010 – Academic Integrity. Completion of HSN010 Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety prior to the first laboratory based unit in this course. Completion of SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program prior to the first SLE coded unit. Completion of HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety prior to commencing HSE208.


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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.


This course is not accredited by a professional body.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood International: $113,080
  • ATAR: 85.65
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

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