Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Kilroy Norway

Program Description

Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Kilroy Norway

Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Awarding Body:

University of South Australia

This program provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge to become involved in food safety,the development of innovative foods, diets and lifestyles for health, as well as research into the functional ingredients for enhanced wellbeing.

The two streams within this degree lead graduates to diverse employment opportunities. Nutrition Science graduates usually go on to work in healthcare. Food Science graduates are more likely to be employed in food and beverage companies. UniSA has strong links with the food industry, and components of the program will be taught during industry visits or by industry representatives.

Aim

The programprovides graduateswith a practical and theoretical knowledge of all aspects of nutrition science and food science to be ready to make an immediate impact on the development of innovative foods, diets and lifestyles for health and research into functional ingredients for enhanced wellbeing.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for selection, applicants are required to have:

Completed the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE); and

  • completed 200 credits of subjects;
  • achieved a grade of C* or better in the Personal Learning Plan, 20 credits of literacy, 10 credits of numeracy and the Research Project at Stage 2;
  • achieved a grade C- or better in an additional 60 credits at Stage 2;
  • obtained a competitive ATAR.

* For Stage 2 subjects a grade of C- or better is required

OR:

  • completed the equivalent secondary education qualifications as required for University entry under SACE and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, obtaining a minimum score of 24 points and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • completed or partly completed a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • completed at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at the appropriate level and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • completed an award from TAFE or from another registered training organisation at AQF Diploma level or above and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • qualified for Special Entry and fulfilled any prerequisite requirements;
  • completed the Health Sciences stream of the University Foundation Studies program.

Content and structure

The program is designed toprovide graduates with a solid basis in both nutrition and food sciences, with the choice of specialisation occurring in the middle of second year. The first year of study develops foundational knowledge in biology, chemistry and quantitative methods whilst introducing students to health perspectives and the taste sensations of foods. The second year builds on the first year with studies in biochemistry, physiology, nutrition, microbiology and food chemistry and specialised studies in one of the two streams begins. In the final year both streams study the core courses in food processing, food quality, functional foods and consumer food preferences and their education on nutrition issues. The Food Science stream focuses on additional studies in food microbiology, food chemistry and food biotechnology, whilst the Nutrition Science stream develops further skills in health promotion and development of health and nutrition projects. The program requires completion of 108 units of study.

Honours

Students obtaining a credit level average or higher may be accepted into an Honours program and, depending on results, may be eligible to proceed to postgraduate research degree study.

What will I study?

The program is designed to produce graduates with a solid basis in both nutrition and food sciences. The choice of which stream to follow is not taken until halfway through the program when students have been introduced to key elements in both streams. First year develops foundational knowledge in biology, chemistry and quantitative methods while introducing students to health and society, and the taste sensations of foods. The second year builds on this with studies in biochemistry, physiology, nutrition, microbiology and food chemistry. In the final year, both streams study core courses in food processing, food quality, functional foods and medicines, and consumer education and food preferences.

The Nutrition Science stream develops further skills in health promotion and the development of health and nutrition projects, while the Food Science stream focuses on additional studies in food microbiology, food chemistry and food biotechnology.

Duration: 3 year(s)

Location: City East

Part-time study available: Yes

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 7, 2015
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