University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition / Bachelor of Business

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Many countries have alarming rates of obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. A healthy diet and new food products are needed to address these emerging health threats, and graduates of this program are in a good position to make a difference.The Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition is offered at the Ourimbah campus. The degree provides a strong background in the principles underlying the sciences of food technology and human nutrition. This includes the basic sciences, the chemistry and biology of nutrients and the attributes of food, including food commodities and functional foods. The Bachelor of Business is one of the most popular and dynamic degrees offered by the Faculty of Business and Law. The program has a practical orientation, with students learning from case studies of real business situations.The food industry and opportunities for nutrition focused students in the commercial sector are significant. With this in mind, a combined Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition/Bachelor of Business (BFSHN/BBus) program allows students to undertake and match business skills with their interest in food and nutritional sciences, a synergy that will maximise graduate employability.


Students are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 320 units, comprised of the following: 210 units of Core courses 60-70 unit major from the Bachelor of Business (see note 4) 20 units of Human Health and Wellbeing Directed courses 10 units of WIL Directed courses 10 units of Area of Interest Directed courses10 units of Electives only for those students completing a Marketing major or a Leadership and Management major


  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Food Analysis
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food Product Development
  • Functional Foods and Health Claims
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Plant and Animal Food Products
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Governance, Politics and International Relations
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism and Event Management.

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 HSC or ATAR equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ourimbah International: $164,020
  • ATAR: 65.00
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Ourimbah.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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