Nutrition Science - M2001

Now more than ever, there’s an awareness of how our food choices impact our health. There is a need for nutritionists who can explain the science underpinning the relationship between diet and disease to the general public. That's why studying a Bachelor of Nutrition Science is such a healthy investment.

As a nutrition student, you'll examine the broad scope of food in society and gain in-depth knowledge of nutritional and biomedical science from specialists in dietary intake and metabolism, public health nutrition, sports nutrition and exercise science, body composition, and hunger and satiety.

Your theoretical knowledge will be enriched through hands-on, practical study in our innovative Be Active Sleep Eat (BASE) facility equipped with an industrial kitchen, sleep lab and body composition suite. You’ll learn how to assess dietary intake, experiment with food chemistry and composition, and how to understand the complex regulatory requirements relating to food labelling.

You’ll also have the opportunity to gain professional experience, applying your new knowledge and skills with the choice of a work placement or research project. Build your future network and complete an 11-week placement in the food industry or participate in nutrition research, working on a project under the supervision of one of our expert supervisors.

Scholars Program

If you’re a high-achieving student, we want to recognise and nurture your potential through our Nutrition Science Scholars Program. As a Scholar, you’ll be guaranteed entry into our Master of Dietetics (provided you maintain a credit average through your nutrition studies) and take part in extracurricular opportunities engaging with research staff and advanced technical facilities.

Professional recognition

The Monash Bachelor of Nutrition Science is the only nutrition program in Australia accredited by the UK Association for Nutrition. As a graduate, you’ll be eligible to register as Associate Nutritionist on (ANutr), recognising your qualification for employment in the UK and Europe. Our graduates are also eligible to apply for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).

Career opportunities

With a Bachelor of Nutrition Science, our graduates can explore a variety of rewarding careers and make a difference to health. You go into roles in the food industry - as a nutrition adviser, food technologist or product developer. Or if people are your passion, you can apply your nutrition knowledge in a public health setting - working in health promotion, community development, policy, regulation or communication. With further graduate study, you can qualify as a dietitian.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Qualification
Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Nutrition Science (Scholars Program)
Course Handbook

A day in the life of a nutrition science student

What's it really like to study nutrition science at Monash University? Follow a day in the life of first year student Charlotte and find out.

Gain industry experience

“I’m doing my work placement at Jenny Craig.  It’s a great environment to be able to translate the nutrition knowledge that I’ve learnt at university into practical, real-life situations for a real company." Roxanne, Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Innovative teaching and learning facilities

“Besides the insightful lectures, we are also provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through kitchen and science practicals. This further emphasises on lecture content and strengthens our understanding of topics.” Wai, Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Direct pathway to become an accredited dietitian

“The excellent teaching staff, the content, facilities and my supportive peers were all strong factors in my decision to commence a Masters in Dietetics at Monash.” Melise, Bachelor of Nutrition Science and Master of Dietetics

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Students will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check to complete the requirements of this course.

This course comprises 144 points, of which 126 points are prescribed, 12 points are selected from a research project, extended study or placement and 6 points are free elective study.

The course provides an interdisciplinary approach to the maintenance of health and prevention of disease. It is structured in themes that develop your personal/professional capabilities and your knowledge about public health and nutrition, nutrition fundamentals of health and disease, and food science. The themes are drawn together in the final research project, extended study or placement.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M2001

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for this course. The student contribution amount for 2021 is yet to be confirmed by the Australian government. Fees to be advised.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$36,800

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.