Further your science degree by developing your knowledge of the science of food with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Nutrition and Food Sciences). This additional fourth year of study prepares you for postgraduate studies.
You will develop skills in:
- working independently
- critical analysis of information
- devising, designing and conducting experimental work
- written and oral communication.
Students complete a research project including two oral presentations, a literature review and the project thesis.
- nutrition and food research
- further studies to PhD
- research assistant
An Honours program is available in each of the degree specialisations. The aim of the honours program is to provide a course of advanced study at a fourth year level which builds on the knowledge and skills developed at degree level, and to prepare students for postgraduate research by developing skills in: working independently, critical analysis of information, problem-solving, devising, designing and conducting experimental work and written and oral communication
The courses are offered on a full-time basis over one year or equivalent if on a part-time basis. Entry to the Honours program can be either at the beginning of the academic year (February) or at a mid-year intake (July).
We've changed the way we teach our courses, so that you experience a first year like no other - focused on you and your success.
From 2018, the first-year of this bachelor degree* will see units delivered one at a time, in four-week blocks. This means you won't have to juggle the deadlines and demands of studying multiple units at once. Instead you'll complete one unit before moving on to the next.
All units will be conducted in small class sizes with three face-to-face sessions per week. This means you will get more one-on-one time with your teachers.
You will have access to different learning and teaching methods including:
- educator-led delivery
- group work
- laboratory and practical work (where it applies).
You will have access to additional activities designed to extend and improve your skills. These activities foster the skills you need to be an adaptable, resilient, confident and competent learner and employee.
Find out more about our First Year Model.
* Melbourne-based campuses only
What's a unit?
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.
Fees & scholarships
Fee type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.
If you enrol in a:
- Commonwealth Supported Place, your fees are partly subsidised by the Australian Government.
- full-fee paying place, you’ll need to pay the full amount for all units you study.
To calculate the total cost of your course:
- Select which units you’d like to study.
- Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
- Add up the relevant amounts.
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.
Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
- Year 12: To qualify for entry to the honours program, applicants must hold a degree or equivalent with major studies in a relevant discipline and have obtained a 'credit' average, or equivalent, in the final year of the degree.
- Mature: To qualify for entry to the honours program, applicants must hold a degree or equivalent with major studies in a relevant discipline and have obtained a 'credit' average, or equivalent, in the final year of the degree, or have substantial research experience in a relevant area.
If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.
Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.