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Admission to our 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.

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UAC code

Central Coast

Start dates
  • First intake in 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

UON program code: 40102

For addtional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Bachelor of Business

Program handbook


Many countries have alarming rates of obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. A healthy diet and new food products are needed to address these emerging health threats, and graduates of this program are in a good position to make a difference.

The Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition is offered at the Ourimbah campus. The degree provides a strong background in the principles underlying the sciences of food technology and human nutrition. This includes the basic sciences, the chemistry and biology of nutrients and the attributes of food, including food commodities and functional foods. The Bachelor of Business is one of the most popular and dynamic degrees offered by the Faculty of Business and Law. The program has a practical orientation, with students learning from case studies of real business situations.

The food industry and opportunities for nutrition focused students in the commercial sector are significant. With this in mind,a combined Bachelor of Food Science & Nutrition/Bachelor of Business (BFSHN/BBus) degree allows students to undertake and match business skills with their interest in food and nutritional sciences, a synergy that will maximise graduate employability.


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Program code40102
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
ATAR (2016)

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics or equivalent.
Recommended studiesHSC Chemistry and Biology and Mathematics or equivalent. If you have not studied these subjects, you should enrol in a bridging and refresher course.
Term typeSemesters
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  4. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  5. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from .  Admission information for international students can be found at .You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Program requirements

The combined Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition/Bachelor of Business requires completion of the following:

  • 70 units of Core Business courses
  • 10 units at 1000 level of Directed Business courses
  • 60 unit Business major
  • 140 units of Core Food Science and Human Nutrition courses
  • 20 units of Directed Group A Food Science and Human Nutrition courses
  • 20 units of Directed Group C Food Science and Human Nutrition courses

Note that students must select the 1000 level Business directed course that is included in their major, as follows:.

  • Human Resource Management - IRHR1002.
  • Leadership and Management - any of the Directed courses.
  • Marketing - any of the Directed courses.

Students completing the combined degree requirements are not required to take the B Food Science and Human Nutrition Directed Courses Group B, as the content is provided through the completion of core B Business courses.

Students who wish to exit the combined degree and qualify for one award only will need to ensure that they meet the requirements of the single degree by checking the appropriate single degree handbook.


An Honours year is available, for both Business and Food Science and Human Nutrition, to students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements.

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online