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Undergraduate

Nutrition

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) - BSc(Curtin) - B-NUTR Health Sciences
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course overview

The study of nutrition integrates sciences such as biochemistry, physiology and research in order to understand how the human body uses nutrients from foods to sustain life.

Nutritionists advise individuals and the community about the important nutrients required by the body at different stages of development, and about the role of nutrients and diet in health and disease prevention.

This science-based course provides you with high-level communication and teamwork skills. Your first year will be interprofessional and will be taken with students studying other health sciences degrees. Your second year combines this knowledge with opportunities to experience food and nutrition issues in real-life settings through off-campus field trips.

In your third year, you can complete units in nutrition education, science and food science. These are practical units that emphasise the training necessary for a career as a public health nutritionist or research nutritionist.

On graduation, you are eligible to apply for Curtin’s postgraduate program in dietetics.

You can study this as part of a double degree:

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative. You must also satisfy the course prerequisites

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

  • Chemistry 3A/3B
  • At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

Desirable WACE courses

At least Mathematics 2C/2D

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Notes

Although first and second year are available for study on a part-time basis, second and third year units cannot be undertaken before the completion of first and second years respectively.

Compulsory field trips are conducted throughout the course.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$9,120*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Dietitians Association of Australia (associate membership) 

Nutrition Society of Australia

Public Health Association of Australia. 

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Nutritionist
  • Food Technologist
  • Dietitian
  • Home Economist

This course can help you become a Nutritionist, Food Technologist and Home Economist.

Note: You will need to undertake further postgraduate study to qualify as a dietitian.

Why Nutrition?

  • Classes in this course are kept small to allow close liaison between students and staff, who bring practical and academic experience to their teaching.
  • This science-based course provides you with high-level communication and teamwork skills.
  • This course gives you direct entry into Curtin's Master of Dietetics program.