• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

In this Food Science and Human Nutrition program from the University of Newcastle 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 as a scientist in the food, 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.

Why study with us?

  • Purpose-built facilities: the food science facilities at Central Coast (Ourimbah) campus include a testing kitchen sponsored by Sara Lee Australia and sensory lab. Both are part of the product development process where students can initiate and test product concepts.
  • Learn from leading academics in their field. the academics are well above world standard in food science, nutrition and dietetics research.
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) and Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chemistry for the Life Sciences
  • Foods and Nutrients 
  • Fundamentals of Biology and Biochemistry
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Animal Food Products

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 055918K

Admission to the undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36580 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36580 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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