Nutrition and Food Science
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description


Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science) - BSc(Curtin) - B-NUTRHealth Sciences
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July 

Although first and second year are available for study on a part-time basis, second and third year units cannot be undertaken before the completion of first and second years respectively.

Compulsory field trips are conducted throughout the course.

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Learn about the science of nutrition and how to promote healthy diet behaviours to improve the nutritional status of populations.

This science-based course provides you with high-level communication and teamwork skills.

Your first year will be interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students.

Your second year builds on this foundation and you will study sciences such as biochemistry and physiology in order to understand how the human body uses nutrients from foods to sustain life. Off-campus field trips will also help you experience food and nutrition issues in real-life settings.

In the second year of the course you will choose between two streams: Nutrition and Food Science.

The Nutrition stream further develops your understanding of the evidence of associations between diet and health outcomes, and you will explore the social and cultural influences that impact dietary decisions within the population.

You will also conduct a nutrition research project. Graduate nutritionists typically undertake further study to specialise in a professional area, including dietetics, research, food science and technology, health promotion or teaching.

In the Food Science stream you will focus on the nature and chemical composition of foods, ingredient behaviour under different processing conditions, and the application of this knowledge of food science to improve the safety and quality of food.

Nutrition and food scientists are also involved in the research and development of new food products and new technologies in the processing of foods. You will undertake a work placement with an external organisation which may be a government, research or food industry organisation.

You can study this as part of a double degree:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

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