Graduate Diploma in Food and Nutrition Science (GDipFoodNutrSc)

Program Code

GDFNS

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

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

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Food and Nutrition Science is designed to enable the development of specialist skills and knowledge in nutrition, food science and technology. Students learn how to design, formulate, produce and package every-day and specialty foods with specific functional and nutritional properties. They will learn the importance of developing a sustainable, nutritious and healthy food supply.

The Graduate Diploma in Food and Nutrition Science is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of the link between food science and human nutrition and exhibit well-developed scientific knowledge and analysis skills in the discipline of food and nutrition science.
2. Be able to evaluate, choose and then use appropriate technical skills to collect relevant data in the discipline of food and nutrition science.
3. Apply a range of communication, digital and numeracy skills applicable to a food and nutrition science context.
4. Work independently or as part of a team, demonstrate professional responsibility, cultural awareness and knowledge of ethical conduct and regulatory frameworks relevant to the food and nutrition science disciplines.
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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Food and Nutrition Science

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Food and Nutrition Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Food and Nutrition Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
FOOD SC 7001WT Foundations in Food & Nutrition 3
FOOD SC 7028WT Sensory Food Science 3
FOOD SC 7031WT Innovations in Food Processing 3
FOOD SC 7205WT Food Quality and Regulation 3
FOOD SC 7305WT Public Health Nutrition 3
FOOD SC 7502WT Food Microbiology PG 3
FOOD SC 7510WT Nutrition and Health Across Life-Stages 3
FOOD SC 7540WT Food Chemistry and Analysis 3