The Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Newcastle combines core study in food science with tailored electives to suit career goals

Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition

What you will study

The Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition provides a strong background in the principles underlying the sciences of food technology and human nutrition, including the basic sciences, the chemistry and biology of nutrients, and the attributes of foods, including food commodities and functional foods.

The structure of the food science and nutrition degree means you will study a series of core courses, which is combined with directed and elective courses based on your career interests. Core courses you will study include:

  • Biomedical science
  • Chemistry
  • Food analysis
  • Food and nutrition
  • Food product development
  • Functional foods and health claims
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Nutrition in health and disease
  • Plant and animal food products.

The Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition is completed over three years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time) at the Central Coast campus at Ourimbah.

If you perform well in your Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition you are encouraged to undertake another year of study to obtain an Honours degree  which will give you a competitive edge and enhance your career prospects.

For more information about the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition course content, please refer to the handbook.

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