What will I learn?

The specialty areas of food science and human nutrition are developing rapidly as technology becomes more sophisticated and the demands of an increasingly health-conscious society drive change. In response to these developments, research in food science and nutrition has grown to encompass both innovative and traditional areas of food, nutrition and biologically active natural products.

Students studying the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition will be kept up-to-date on the latest scientific developments including molecular nutrition, nutritional genetics and functional foods, and will be equipped with the specialist knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in the food science, health and nutrition industries. You will learn from internationally recognised experts conducting research in the prevalent areas of food processing, functional foods, food chemistry, herbal therapies, xenobiotics, molecular nutrition, nutritional genetics and post-harvest technology.

What you will study

Studying the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition will give you 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 foods, including food commodities and functional foods.

You will study a series of core courses, which are combined with directed and elective courses based on your career interests. Core courses include:

  • biomedical science
  • chemistry
  • food analysis
  • food and nutrition
  • food product development
  • functional foods and health claims
  • macronutrients
  • micronutrients
  • nutrition in health and disease
  • plant and animal food products

Career opportunities

Graduates of our Food Science and Human Nutrition degree are in high demand. The industry is rapidly growing as society becomes more savvy and the thirst for transparency and nutrition information grows. Technological advances and investment in scientific research also mean there is growing use of food, diet and function food components to treat and prevent illness and disease.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

055918K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,345.00 (US$ 25,680) per year

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

Start date

20 July 2020

Venue

Central Coast Campus

10 Chittaway Road,

OURIMBAH,

New South Wales,

2258, CENTRAL COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). 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).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

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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, it is 9th in Australia for research income