Bachelor of Nutrition Science / Bachelor of Commerce

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095522K

Level of study: Undergraduate


Build your foundation knowledge in nutrition science and understanding of the commercial forces that guide Australia's $20 billion food industry. With Deakin's Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce, you will graduate with highly transferable skills that allow you to work in either field, or where nutrition and business connect.

Gain an understanding of how nutrition affects population health, disease and ageing. You will graduate with practical skills that prepare you for employment in the thriving health and food industries, with the advanced knowledge to provide evidence-based nutrition advice throughout community settings. Your commerce degree equips you with versatile skills that ensure you are ready for the commercial roles of the future. You will work with real commercial clients on industry projects and learn from today's business leaders.

Course structure:

To complete the Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce students must attain 32 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 32 credit points you will need to study 32 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises 32 credit points. 16 credit points are Nutrition Science units, and 16 credit points are Commerce units, which includes the completion of a prescribed Commerce major sequence from one of the following options: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems and Marketing, which must include the following:

16 core credit points studied within the Faculty of Business and Law that must include the 8 Bachelor of Commerce core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132, MIS171 and MWL101, plus one Commerce major that consists of 8 credit points

Completion of HSN010 Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety and SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program prior to your first laboratory based unit in this course.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Career outcomes:

This combined course will give you a competitive edge when it comes to employment. You will not only have the understanding of how nutrition affects our population, but the business skills to critically analyse its relationship to commerce. Find yourself in roles including:

  • brand/product management
  • consumer education
  • consumer research
  • food composition
  • food policy
  • food regulation
  • management
  • marketing and media
  • quality assurance
  • wholesale and retail

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,800 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
Expected Mar 2023
Expected Jul 2023
4 years
Read moreStudents must attain 32 credit points.

Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125

Entry criteria

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 79 Writing 21

TOEFL PBT - 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 176 No band less than 169

PTE - 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C+


Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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