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Undergraduate

Nutrition

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) - BSc(Curtin) - B-NUTR

Health Sciences

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:

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.


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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).

Full Course Structure

Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative. You must also satisfy the course prerequisites
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

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.

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.

Mature age entry:

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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:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

For the July intake there may be restrictions on unit availability and enrolment may be on a part-time basis only, which could extend the course duration.

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Fees (indicative first year only):

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Other 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.

 

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2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Chemistry is required.

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

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,000
Indicative year 1 fee $31,900
Total indicative course fee $100,700
Indicative essential incidental course fee $1,212

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Other 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.

2016 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Chemistry is required. Mathematics is desirable.

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

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Fees for 2016:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,800
Indicative year 1 fee $33,400
Total indicative course fee $105,400
Indicative essential incidental course fee $1,212

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Other 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.

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This page was last updated on 06 August 2015

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