Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science

The University of Adelaide

This program provides students with skills and knowledge in food science and human nutrition. Students will learn how to design, formulate, produce and package everyday and specialty foods with specific functional and nutritional properties. They will learn the importance of developing a sustainable, nutritious and healthy food supply and complete a placement in the food industry or a nutrition/health related organisation. Career opportunities range from food industry, quality auditing, new product development and public health nutrition. A pre-dietetics pathway is included in the program.

Course Fee:

International: $115,500

Entry Requirements:

Assumed knowledge: SACE Stage 2 Chemistry and Maths Studies


Core science courses at the University of Adelaide are complemented by industry-focused, practical experience in sensory evaluation of foods, food safety, food processing technology and new product development at TAFE SA Regency campus. Students gain experience in communication, project management, research, team work and regulatory frameworks to ensure that graduates can contribute to food and health industries of the future.

Subjects you can Study:

Food and nutrition science

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Home Economist, Nutritionist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 56.85 Yes Part time 3 years
North Terrace 56.85 Yes Full time 3 years
Waite 56.85 Yes Part time 6 years
Waite 56.85 Yes Full time 3 years

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