See detailed program information about the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Newcastle.

Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition (Honours)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

12243

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

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Mode of delivery

Face to Face on Campus

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An Honours program is offered as an additional year to the undergraduate program. The Honours program consists of a fourth year of full-time study (1 year) or the equivalent part-time study (2 years). Courses are offered on a semester basis, i.e. two semesters per year. The Honours program consists of a research project on a topic determined in consultation with your research supervisor. The program also involves a skills development strand to assist you in the development of your research skills and the writing of your research thesis. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.

The Bachelor of Food Science & Human Nutrition (Honours) is only offered at the Ourimbah Campus.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition or an equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit grade average) calculated from;

  • Across the entire degree program; or
  • Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if the degree program includes such a major; or
  • Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
  • Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).

In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor. No more than two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

    You need to download and complete two forms:

    • Direct Admissions Application form; and
    • Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours).

    Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/student-forms/


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No credit permitted for Honours.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End-On Honours programs is defined in the Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643) at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000643.html


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided 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 & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disabilty for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development/

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


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The Honours program is normally undertaken over one year of full-time study or two years part-time. Students are required to complete 80 units.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

This is a new program for 2011. Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Food Technology)(Honours) or the Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours) will be able to finalise their studies without transferring to the new program.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
FSHN4110Food Technology Honours 4110Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
FSHN4120Food Technology Honours 4120Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
FSHN4130Food Technology Hons 4130Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
FSHN4140Food Technology Honours 4140Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units