Bachelor of Science (Nutrition & Food Sciences) (BSc)

Australia

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
March, July

International course fees
AUD 29040 per year

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About Bachelor of Science (Nutrition & Food Sciences) at Western Sydney University

There is more to healthy eating than you realise. This program will help you understand nutrition and the science behind food. A Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science) will prepare you for the future by developing the skills and knowledge to solve future challenges in nutrition and health, food quality and security. Students will develop a strong foundation in the biological and chemical sciences to needed underpin their studies, with majors in ‘Human Nutrition’ or ‘Food Science and Technology’ that will allow further specialisation. Career opportunities include community nutrition and health, health promotion, new food product development, quality assurance, and food technology secondary teaching. The program has strong industry and community links, well-equipped facilities including food processing pilot plant and modern kitchen facilities.

A major in Human Nutrition (M3059) investigates healthy eating as a vital part of good health. The major covers nutrition, food and health, with specialised studies in community nutrition, public health nutrition, human physiology, health promotion and food studies. The major prepares students for careers in community nutrition, health promotion and education, or work in a range of food and nutrition related businesses, including new product development of healthy foods. Students seeking to do postgraduate studies in Nutrition and Dietetics are advised to select a double major of Nutrition and Physiology (M3058) with the Human Nutrition major and complete further studies in metabolism and advanced physiology.

A major in Food Science and Technology (M3057) explores the science behind food, its preparation and manufacture. The major covers specialised topics in food processing, food safety, quality assurance, new product development, postharvest, packaging, microbiological and chemical analysis. The major prepares students for a wide range of careers in the food and beverage related industries, including food product development, quality assurance, management of the fresh food supply, food regulations, research and development.

Students seeking to be secondary Food Technology teachers are advised to select a sub-major in Education Studies (SM1100) in preparation for Master of Teaching in their fourth year of study. This program will satisfy the requirements of the NSW Institute of Teachers for first teaching areas of ‘Food Technology’ and ‘Biology’, with further teaching areas possible in ‘chemistry’, ‘physics’, or ‘design and technology’ depending on the electives selected.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsMarch, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 29040 per year

Entry requirements

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

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International applicants must apply directly to the University of Western Sydney via the the Western Sydney University International office.

International students applying to Western Sydney University through Western Sydney University International can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the Western Sydney University International website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

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