B.Sc. Online

Food Science and Nutrition

36 months
31200 AUD/year
8828 AUD/year
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Does the role of food in society fascinate you? Learn how food and nutrition influence individual and community wellbeing with the Food Science and Nutrition program from Charles Sturt University.  


This Food Science and Nutrition course at Charles Sturt University will develop your ability to analyse nutrition, food product development, consumption trends, factors influencing attitudes to food and health, food supply, food policy and ecological issues associated with food. Delve into the social, cultural, technical, environmental, economic and political factors influencing food habits, diet and lifestyle. When applying, you’ll choose a dedicated stream of study from exercise science, community nutrition, transition to dietetics or food innovation and marketing.

You'll develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in appropriate aspects of food and nutrition and its scientific basis to enable you to work in multidisciplinary teams in a range of health and industry settings. To ensure you’re experienced in using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include food science laboratories, a commercial food preparation laboratory.

Career opportunities  

  • Drive innovation and change in food product development and community health by using your skills to analyse emerging technologies and how social constructs impact upon nutrition in various communities.
  • Develop tailored programs at the population level to support a variety of groups to optimise their health and wellbeing.
  • Promote the importance of healthy eating habits and nutrition in programs across schools and communities. Evaluate food services, guide food program delivery and develop education projects and resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Nutrition 
  • Food and Health
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Medicinal and Indigenous Foods
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food and Nutritional Chemistry
  • Food Processing and Preservation
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Intake Analysis and Meals Planning
  • Community and Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


192 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent, OR
  • A completed Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATAR, OR
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification, OR
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification, OR
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies, OR
  • Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies, OR
  • Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31200 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8828 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8828 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported place 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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