Gain the knowledge and practical skills to pursue careers in nutrition and health promotion, food innovation, quality and safety.
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Science at Western
There is more to healthy eating than you realise. This program will help you understand nutrition and the science behind food. You will develop a strong foundation in the biological and chemical sciences needed to underpin your studies with majors in Human Nutrition or Food Science and Technology that allows further specialisation.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,040*
Delivery: On campus
HSC True Reward
At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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As a science graduate in nutrition and food science, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Nutritionist working in community nutrition and health
- Consumer relations and regulatory affairs
- Food quality assurance
- Food product research and development
- Food technology secondary teacher (with further study)
- Health promotion and education
- Consulting and technical sales representatives
Food Scientists are involved in new food product development, quality assurance, food regulations, research and development. You will use your understanding of the science behind food, its preparation and requirements to produce safe, nutritious and palatable food.
The Nutrition and Physiology major is for students planning to do postgraduate studies in nutrition and dietetics with the intention of becoming an Accredited Practising Dietician, or seeking a career in nutritional science and allied health fields.
Secondary Teacher in Food Technology
Students seeking a career in Secondary Teaching will be prepared to meet the requirements of the NSW Institute of Teachers for Food Technology, plus alternates in biology, chemistry, physics, or design and technology. Further study is required.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.