Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years full time or 6 years part time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Health Promotion Officer | Nutritionist | Food Scientist |

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Course Rundown

Cook yourself up a great career by mastering the knowledge of nutrition and science behind food. The Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science) from Western Sydney University can open up a range of career paths from becoming a nutritionist through to food quality assurance, consumer relations and government roles.

The degree covers the knowledge and practical skills in nutrition and health promotion, food innovation, quality and safety. You’ll also learn the biological and chemical sciences needed to underpin your studies with majors in Human Nutrition or Food Science and Technology that allows further specialisation.

No matter the area of food science you’re interested in, with the Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science) from WSU you’ll find the ideal foodie career path.


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In this science course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units:

  • Biodiversity
  • Scientific Literacy
  • Quantitative Thinking


  • Zoology
  • Animal Science
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Futures
  • Environmental Health
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Data Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry

Students are allocated a core unit from the following areas depending on the specialisation chosen:

Foundation (choose one)

  • Cell Biology
  • Essential Chemistry 2

Mathematics (choose one)

  • Quantitative Thinking
  • Mathematics 1A
  • Biometry

Analytical Science (choose one)

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Functional Proteins and Genes
  • Forensic and Environmental Analysis
  • Natural Science Research Methods
  • Analytical Chemistry

Work Integrated Learning (choose one)

  • Work Internship for Science Professionals
  • Complex Case Studies in Science

Capstone (choose one)

  • Laboratory Quality Management
  • Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Applications of Big Data
  • Field Project 1
  • Quality Assurance and Food Analysis


  • Environmental Health
  • Crime Scene Investigation

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Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

New South Wales: Hawkesbury

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

You can look forward to a range of career opportunities in this a rapidly-changing industry - some you probably haven't even thought of yet!

Curious about where a career in nutrition could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

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HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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