Curtin University

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

Curtin University
Institution rating
4.2
Duration
From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
July

Why study this course

This course integrates fundamental sciences linked to human nutrition and food science with practical experience to ensure that graduates are uniquely placed to contribute to global health and wellbeing. Students learn how food and nutrition can affect the health and wellbeing of global populations by understanding the science behind foods and the role of nutrition in health. The first half of the degree explores fundamental sciences linked to food and human nutrition. Students will develop knowledge in physiology, biochemistry and biomedical sciences alongside an introduction to health and food behaviours. The second year builds on these foundations while also exploring the effects of dietary nutrients on health and human development across the life cycle, food chemistry and food processing. Students will evaluate the latest scientific literature in the fields of nutrition and food science and relate this to developments in the discipline area. In the last half of the degree students will choose between two streams; nutrition or food science. They will have a variety of interesting and diverse career opportunities in government agencies and private industry, both in Australia and overseas. Government organisations and the food industry produce a high demand for graduates in a range of areas, including public health, nutrition education programs, nutrition advice, research related to food and nutrition in health and disease, and the development of new food products.

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Perth

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit Curtin University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit Curtin University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Curtin University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.


Visit Curtin University's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Student ratings of Curtin University courses

Curtin University
4.2
(676 reviews)
*Combined student rating of this institution's courses
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Percentage of students that felt this course had a positive impact on their career
90%
Percentage of students that would recommend this course to a friend, relative or colleague
89%

Current and industry-relevant content
4.3
Course content compared to what was expected
4.2
Balance between theory and practical work
3.9
Quality of teachers and academic support
4.2
Ability to balance study with your other commitments
4.1
Assistance to help you find a job
3.1
Quality of online study portal
4.3
Transparency of course fees
4.2

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Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

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  • Study options available at your campus
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Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

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