Specialisation

Major - Nutrition and Food Science

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3021.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

2743.11 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
3754.1 Bachelor of Science
3756.1 Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)
3757.1 Bachelor of Advanced Science
3763.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts
3764.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Studies
4748.3 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
6043.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


There is more to healthy eating than you realise. This program will help you understand nutrition and the science behind food. A major in Nutrition and Food Science will prepare you for the future by developing the skills and knowledge needed to solve future challenges in nutrition and health, food safety and quality. Students will develop a strong foundation in the biological and chemical sciences needed to underpin studies. Additional majors in ‘Nutrition and Physiology’ or ‘Food Science and Technology’ will allow further specialisation. Career opportunities include nutritionist, nutritional scientist, consumer relations, food quality assurance, new food product development, and food technology secondary teaching. The program has strong industry and community links, well-equipped facilities including food processing pilot plant and modern kitchen facilities.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Christine Hutchison

Major Structure

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Science, with a major in Nutrition and Food Science requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry

And one elective

Spring session

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300805 Food Science 1
300816 Cell Biology

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300933 Nutrition and Health 1
300842 Food Science 2
300833 Microbiology 1

Spring session

300879 Experimental Foods

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300871 Culinary Science
300922 Quality Assurance and Food Analysis

And two electives

Spring session

300915 Food Product Development

And three electives

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Qualification for the Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary) with a major in Nutrition and Food Science requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Nutrition and Food Science, given above.

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory 40 credit point sub-major in Education Studies

SM1100 Education Studies

Students must meet this requirement by choosing the units from SM1100 as electives within their Bachelor of Science program.

Bachelor of Advanced Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Science, with a major in Nutrition and Food Science requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300802 Biodiversity
300808 Introductory Chemistry

And one elective

Spring session

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300805 Food Science 1
300816 Cell Biology

Choose one of

300831 Quantitative Thinking
300672 Mathematics 1A
200263 Biometry

Year 2

Summer session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes

Autumn session

300933 Nutrition and Health 1
300842 Food Science 2
300833 Microbiology 1
300937 Advanced Science Project A

Spring session

300879 Experimental Foods
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300871 Culinary Science
300922 Quality Assurance and Food Analysis
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Spring session

300915 Food Product Development
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time

Year 1: College Units

Standard 3 Term year

Preparatory unit

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

And

Eight University Level units comprising

700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700265 Food Science 1 (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)

And

One unit from the following (depending on the testamur major chosen)

700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)
700295 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
700296 Environmental Issues and Solutions (WSTC)
700061 Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)
700297 Management of Aquatic Environments (WSTC)
700298 Water Quality Assessment and Management (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300933 Nutrition and Health 1
300842 Food Science 2
300833 Microbiology 1

Spring session

300879 Experimental Foods

Choose one of

301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

300871 Culinary Science
300922 Quality Assurance and Food Analysis

And two electives

Spring session

300915 Food Product Development

And three electives



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