Curtin University
Curtin University
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Bachelor of Science - Nutrition and Food Science

Bachelor Degree

Course description

Duration

duration

3 yrs

Study mode

studyMode

On-campus

Next start date

date

September

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. Potential employers include health departments, community and public health centres, welfare organisations and non-government agencies, food suppliers and manufacturers, teaching institutions, and federal and state research laboratories. Graduate nutritionists often undertake a further one-year program of study in a specific professional area, such as dietetics, food science and technology, health promotion or teaching.

Campus options

1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date
Bentley

On-campus (part time)

On-campus (full time)

6 yrs

3 yrs

September

Course details

Entry requirements
Year 12 (senior secondary certificate)
Location
WA
Next start date
September
Duration
3 yrs
Study mode
On-campus
Education institution
Curtin University
Price
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Student reviews of Health courses

Student reviews of Curtin University courses
19
Student review published October 2018
CourseBachelor of Science (Food Science and Technology)
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
My bachelor's degree course was definitely interesting to learn. The practical and assessments gave an insight as to what a Food Scientist did on a daily basis, and the eventual job career prospects. The lecturers and tutors were very knowledgeable in their field.
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Science (Food Science and Technology)
Completion date2010
Study modeOn-campus
If you love to make new products, discover latest technology or trend in the market ie packaging or food processing, or even discover how to prevent food spoilage, maintain food quality... Go study food science and technology...
Student review published August 2018
CourseBachelor of Science (Food Science and Technology)
Completion date2009
Study modeOn-campus
Good course, however it did not prepare for the industry. very theoretical concepts learnt, however in the real world there are many other factors influencing the role
Student review published July 2018
CourseMaster of Health Administration
Completion date2018
Study modeOn-campus
My study journey looks great until now because of Curtin and I am looking forward to continue in the future.
Student review published July 2018
CourseMaster of Health Administration
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
The course was okay, i think more mentoring and guidance is required for International students who find themselves in a completely different environment and are unable to meet the needs of Australian employers based on the course alone.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Nutrition and Food Science
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
The course wasn’t what I was expecting and hasn’t much more traditional teachings rather than natural approaches to health
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Health Science
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOnline
Curtain University is very easy to study as an online student. The course content is always great and the materials and resources provided are fantastic. My only downfall has been my own ability to understand how to enrol and structure my enrollment. I enrolled in units that were in second or third years as I found the subject appealing, however didn’t realize there was a set course structure. Perhaps some assistance to online students on how to enroll and set out your course structure would be beneficial. Not a lot of practical work which is typical for online courses however this could change as I get into my final year. Overall I have really enjoyed studying with Curtin University.
Student review published July 2018
CourseBachelor of Health Science
Completion dateN/A
Study modeBlended
I’ve had a great time completing my course. I love the content, it’s interesting and makes me feel passionate and motivated about health and what I want to do in my future career.
Student review published May 2018
CourseBachelor of Health Science
Completion dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
Great I feel like it is the best one and I can achieve better results by all help from tutors I lectures.
Student review published May 2018
CourseMaster of Food Science and Technology
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
This course has changed my life.i am a quality control officer. Thanks to curtin university and seek.com . I owe you a big thanks
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Entry requirements

Essential: Chemistry 3A/3B. Desirable: At least Mathematics 2C/2D. STAT: elements considered are WE and either V or Q. STAT alone is not accepted for entry into this course. Applicants for this course should refer to the Clinical Health Sciences and Police Clearances sections of the Faculty website.

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