Master of Dietetics

Master of Dietetics
Course Code: M6002

The Master of Dietetics degree commenced midyear 2015.  There will be NO intake commencing in Semester 1 of each year  -  all intake will commence midyear (July)

Master of Dietetics has been approved for accreditation by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

What are the entry requirements for Master of Dietetics?

The prerequisites are:

An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area for example: biomedical science, science, health sciences, nutrition, food science and exercise science, within the last 10 years.

The undergraduate degree must include:

· Chemistry/Biochemistry 4 units - Biochemistry content with Chemistry (equivalent to 25% of a year study load) followed by Biochemistry (equivalent to a 25% year load). This content must include fundamentals of molecular biology, macronutrient structure, function and metabolism, cellular metabolism and regulation.

· Human Biology & Human Physiology 4 units - Human Physiology content with Human Biology (equivalent to a 25% year study load) followed by Human Physiology (25% of a year study load) This content must include systemic human physiology including the eight body systems (immune, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and nervous systems)

· Human Nutrition 1 unit (equivalent to 12.5% of a year study load) This must include general principles of nutrition, essential nutrients (food sources, storage and function of macronutrients and micronutrients), principles of energy balance and nutrient analysis of foods.

· Research Methods 1 unit (equivalent to 12.5% of a year study load). This should include fundamentals of study design, data collection methods, data analysis including basic statistics and epidemiology.

To be eligible, you need at least a credit (60%) average.  Information about GPA is found at http://www.monash.edu.au/exams/gpa.html



What are biosciences?

This will need to consist of chemistry, physiology and biochemistry.  This can be extended to also include biology, immunology, anatomy, genetics, microbiology, food chemistry, pharmacology and moceular biology.


What is the application process?

For both domestic and international applicants, please refer to the step by step online guide at: http://www.monash.edu/study/apply/guide/.  Applications consist of both the online application form and the supplementary information form.  We would appreciate if you also attach a docuement indicating which units from your previous studies meet our MDiet prerequisites. 

Application datesMonash University Bachelor of Nutrition Science graduates:           1 June - 31 October
Other applicants:                                                                         1 January - 31 May 

All applicants will be required to demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills and commitment to this career path through completion of the supplementary form.

Certified documents need to be sighted by Monash Connect.  Please either visit Monash Connect at Caulfield Campus or send the certified document with your application details to Monash Connect, Building A Ground Floor, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East  Vic  3145.  You can visit Monash Connect at Clayton campus but there will be a delay in the process.  Documents will not be returned to the applicant.

You will not be able to defer your commencement date.  You will need to apply for the year you want to commence.  Deferments are not accepted as we need accurate numbers for our placement sites.


Is it available for international students?

Yes, international students are able to apply for this degree. The CRICOS code is 084910M. To be eligible to apply, you will need to have the required pre-requisites including the language requirements of a minimum overall IELTS score of 7 with no individual band score less than 6.5.


What is the duration of the Master of Dietetics?

The Master of Dietetics will be a 2 year degree commencing in Semester 2.  The exception will be for graduate of the Bachelor of Nutrition Science degree who can complete the Master of Dietetics degree in 18 months, commencing in Year 2 Semester 1.  


Is this degree available PT or off-campus?

The Master of Dietetics is only available for full-time and on-campus study.


Is this degree full fee or CSP?

This degree is full-fee paying.  An invoice will be available before each semester in WES with payment due before the commencement of that semester.  Information for FEE-HELP for domestic students is found here.


Are there any additional requirements?

All students will be required to obtain a Police Check, Working with Children Check and complete immunisation requirements as per Faculty policy. These need to be completed before commencement of the degree.


Can I apply for credit?

During the application process, you can attach a credit application form and supporting documentation to your application.  
Alternatively, after you receive an offer letter, forward the credit application form & supporting documentation to nutrition.dietetics@monash.edu.
Credit will not be given for the final 18 months of the degree.  Please indicate on the credit application which units you believe you have met the credit requirements for.  

Is the Master of Dietetics degree accredited?

Yes. The master of Dietetics has been given accreditation by the Dietitians Association of Australia.  On completion, you will be eligible to become a DAA member with a dietetic qualification and join the Accredited Practising Dietitian program.


Where can I find further information about Master of Dietetics?

Further information can be found at http://www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder/course/M6002/. The handbook entry includes the course structure. The fees will be updated when they have been finalised.



Master of Dietetics brochure (1199kb)



Please forward enquiries to nutrition.dietetics@monash.edu.