Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

Food is fundamental to our wellbeing as a society. New approaches to production and processing of food, as well as to our diet, are key for health and sustainability.

The Australian food and beverage industry exports $40 billion a year and is growing rapidly. There is a high demand for food and nutrition scientists able to tackle today's challenges and meet tomorrows global needs.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science prepares you to educate and innovate with food. You will: tackle global issues like food security and population health to help feed the world into the future; learn about food systems and production from ‘farm-gate to fork’; gain hands-on experience through 120 hours of placement in a food, nutrition or health organization; learn how to design, formulate, produce, package and market foods under industry conditions; develop the skills to use and alter food to combat diet-related health issues; experiment with chemical composition and flavour combinations in the lab; explore ways of developing sustainable, nutritious, safe and healthy food supplies.

Where could it take you?

You could work in public health advertising, developing food and nutrition policy, regulations and resources. You might pursue microbiology and increase the nutrient density of plant-based protein products. Perhaps you’ll take on a role in food quality assurance, waste management or education. You’ll also be eligible to apply for registration as an associate nutritionist, or could use the program as a pathway into dietetics.

Employment opportunities

The food industry is growing rapidly in Australia and all over the world.

This degree offers a wide range of career opportunities including:

  • quality control and auditing
  • nutritional advice and support
  • new product development
  • innovative food technology
  • marketing and labelling
  • public health nutrition
  • research in food science and nutrition
  • policy development
  • education

Our graduates have ample opportunities for career progression into management and leadership positions.

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 068797G

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$49,000.00

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