UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Food Science and Human Nutrition 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Central Coast – Ourimbah CSP  480605  3F/EqP 65.20 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014

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Recommended studies: Chemistry or Biology or Mathematics. If you have limited knowledge in these subjects you should enrol in bridging courses offered by the University's English Language and Foundation Studies Centre before you start the program. Read 'Bridging courses' for further information.

Major studies: Food science and human nutrition Minor studies: Biochemistry, chemistry, human bioscience, immunology and food safety, food packaging, food processing and quality management, nutrition, professional practice, research methods.

Practical experience: Students initiate and test food product concepts in a test kitchen and have the opportunity to participate in an array of work placement opportunities.

Honours: A further year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study to obtain an honours degree is available to high-achieving students. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.

Professional recognition: Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership with either the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and/or the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). Graduates will be able to register as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr), a Register of Nutritionists established by the NSA. Graduates will also be eligible for associate membership of the Dietetics Association of Australia (DAA).

Career opportunities: Examples include professional positions in consumer relations, marketing, management, product development, quality control and assurance, nutrition and food services and research in universities, industry, community health, nutrition education, government regulation and private consultancy.

Additional information: Societal expectations for a greater variety of health-conscious products drive change in the food and health product industries. Our degree provides a strong background in the relevant basic sciences and applied aspects. Studies in the first year are undertaken in food and nutrition, biomedical sciences, physics, chemistry and statistics. This provides a foundation for second and third years, in which you will undertake a series of courses specifically looking at food technology and human nutrition.

1. If you intend to study part-time, opportunities for evening study are limited.

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