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 diverse areas including dietary intake, nutrient metabolism, public health nutrition, sports nutrition and exercise science, food sustainability and gut health. 

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 Nutrition and Dietetics (provided you maintain a distinction 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. 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

Course Details

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

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

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)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M2001


Semester two (July)

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

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 are subject to change annually.

International fee

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



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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 075117M