Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition (Honours)
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
Locations and UAC Codes
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face
Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 1 years full time.
Relevant University rules and policies
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.
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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.
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 at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438
Additional Selection Criteria
- Additional Form - 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/current-students/study-essentials/forms-and-guides
No credit permitted for Honours.
Academic Requirements for Program Completion
Total Units required
1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
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.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available at the top of this page.
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|FSHN4110||Food Science and Human Nutrition Honours 4110||20 units|
|FSHN4120||Food Science and Human Nutrition Honours 4120||20 units|
|FSHN4130||Food Science and Human Nutrition Hons 4130||20 units|
|FSHN4140||Food Science and Human Nutrition Honours 4140||20 units|
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 Bachelor Honours Policy (Policy 000990)
Program Learning Outcomes
- In-depth knowledge and skills appropriate to undertake further study and research in food science & human nutrition.
- Ability to develop, conduct and manage a research project.
- Critically and independently reflect and statistically analyse project results.
- Ability to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style appropriate to the audience and to report scientific findings in an oral and/or written format.
- Ability to work on an advanced scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively.
- Awareness of professional practice in food science & human nutrition and an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students
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.
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/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with a disability 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 reasonable 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, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.