What will I learn?

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 & Nutrition/Bachelor of Business (BFSHN/BBus) degree allows students to undertake and match business skills with their interest in food and nutritional sciences, a synergy that will maximise graduate employability.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,915.00 (US$ 22,303) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2020


Central Coast Campus

10 Chittaway Road,


New South Wales,

2258, CENTRAL COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have complete Newcastle International College (NIC) pathway program. TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). They must also satisfy any one of the following English proficiency requirements whose first language is not English: TOEFL score of 525 with a TWE (Test of Written English) minimum of 4.0 in the paper-based test; TOEFL internet based score of 80 and no subtest less than 20; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 no subtest less than 6.0; PTE score of 57 with no subtest score less than 50; CAE score of 52 - 57. Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

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About this uni

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia.

  • The university’s quality of education is par excellence
  • Ten of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 100.8M, itis 9th in Australia for research income