Graduate Diploma in Global Food and Nutrition Science (GDipGlobalFoodNutrSc)

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The Graduate Diploma in Global Food and Nutrition Science is designed to extend and enhance student’s knowledge and skills in food and nutrition science in areas such as global food security, safety, and sustainability. The program explores equity and social justice in global food systems, considering legislative, regulatory and food policy at local, national, and international levels. Students learn innovative and emerging processing and preservation techniques; understand value-adding and reformulation techniques, apply sensory and flavour science to new product development, explore nutrigenomics and metabolic nutrition, including nutritional challenges across the life stages. Current food trends and opportunities for industry are covered, including developing alternative protein sources, use of by-products, first foods, and advances in sustainable packaging. 

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

Program Learning Outcome
1. Be able to critically evaluate global and local policies, practices, and challenges of creating food systems that deliver safe, nutritious, sustainable and equitable food.
2. Have scientific knowledge and understanding of the content, technologies and practices across the discipline of food and nutrition science and how they are translated to applications with a focus on innovative global food and nutrition science.
3. Be able to evaluate, select and have demonstrated use of appropriate contemporary technologies in food and nutrition science to collect, accurately record, analyse, interpret and report both quantitative and qualitative data.
4. Apply a range of communication, digital and numeracy skills applicable to a food and nutrition science context.
5. 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.

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 Global Food and Nutrition Science

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

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Global 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
AGRIBUS 7053 Globalisation & Agriculture in Emerging Economies 3
AGRIBUS 7055 Global Food and Agricultural Markets 3
FOOD SC 7029WT Nutrition Metabolism 3
FOOD SC 7030WT Advanced Food Chemistry 3
FOOD SC 7031WT Innovations in Food Processing 3
FOOD SC 7032WT Global Food Safety 3
FOOD SC 7033WT Sensory and Flavour Science 3
PLANT SC 7330WT Food Production in a Future Climate 3