Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science (Honours) [Direct Entry] (BFoodNutrSci(Hons))

Program Code

HFNSC

Academic Year

2022

Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program provides students with skills and knowledge in food science, food technology and human nutrition. Students will learn how to design, formulate, produce and package everyday and specialty foods with specific functional and nutritional properties. They will learn the importance of developing a sustainable, nutritious and healthy food supply and complete a placement in food industry or a nutrition/health related organization. Career opportunities range from food industry, quality auditing, new product development to public health nutrition. A pre-dietetics pathway is included in the program.

The final year of this program comprises a substantial research project and provides professional training and an opportunity to experience scientific research in a chosen area of specialization. During the final year students will learn new techniques, broaden their skill base and further develop their time management skills. Students can pursue pathways in Food Science, Food Technology and Nutrition.

Students enrolled in this program must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 4.5 throughout their enrolment or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science.

The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science (Honours) [Direct Entry] is an AQF Level 8 program with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Conditions

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science (Honours) [Direct Entry]

There shall be a Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science (Honours) [Direct Entry].

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science (Honours)[Direct Entry], the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:
1. Core courses to the value of 87 units
2. Elective courses to the value of 9 units, which may include other undergraduate courses offered by the University that are not offered by the Faculty of Sciences with no more than 6 units at level I
3. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units
4. Level III Science courses to the value of at least 24 units
5. Level IV Science courses to the value of 24 units
 

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 87 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells 3
BIOLOGY 1201 Biology I: Human Perspectives 3
FOOD SC 1000RG 'Farm-Gate to Fork' - Food Production I 3
FOOD SC 1001WT Nutrition I 3
FOOD SC 1002RG The Science and Technology of Food Production I 3
STATS 1004 Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences) 3

and

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM 1100 Chemistry IA 3
CHEM 1200 Chemistry IB 3

or

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM 1101 Foundations of Chemistry IA 3
CHEM 1201 Foundations of Chemistry IB 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOCHEM 2501 Biochemistry II: Metabolism 3
FOOD SC 2502WT Food Microbiology II 3
FOOD SC 2505WT Food Quality & Regulation II 3
FOOD SC 2510WT Nutrition II 3
PLANT SC 2520WT Microbiology and Biotechnology II 3

Level III

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
FOOD SC 3028WT Sensory Evaluation of Foods III 3
FOOD SC 3502WT Nutrition III 3
FOOD SC 3503WT Food Processing Technology III 3
FOOD SC 3505WT Public Health Nutrition III 3
FOOD SC 3021WT Food Product Development III 3
FOOD SC 3530WT Food Preservation & Packaging Techniques III 3
FOOD SC 3540WT Food Chemistry III 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
FOOD SC 3510WT Food Science Industry Placement III 3
FOOD SC 3520WT Nutrition Industry Placement III 3

Level IV

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
FOOD SC 4050AWT Advanced Food and Nutrition Science (Hons) Pt 1 0
FOOD SC 4050BWT Advanced Food and Nutrition Science (Hons) Pt 2 6

Research Project

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
FOOD SC 4060AWT Honours Food and Nutrition Science Project Pt 1 0
FOOD SC 4060BWT Honours Food and Nutrition Science Project Pt 2 18

or

In the case of a part-time enrolment students must complete the following in two consecutive years:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
FOOD SC 4070AWT Honours Food & Nutrition Science Project (T/Y)Cont 0
FOOD SC 4070BWT Honours Food & Nutrition Science Project (T/Y)Final 18