Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Business Administration

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
095926A
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2018 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Melbourne (66.40)
  • North Sydney (80.00)
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Nutrition Science provides an extensive knowledge and skills base in the scientific principles that underpin the study of food and nutrition, to promote health and optimal nutrition in individuals and the wider community, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in an ethical and respectful manner. The degree promotes the relationship between food/nutrition and health as a major contributor to wellbeing and disease prevention through the lifespan. Graduates will be able to demonstrate cognitive, technical and communication skills that meet the standards to undertake professional work in nutrition and the food science field.

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a general business degree without specialisation in a particular subject area. The course is structured around 6 business foundation units which are common to other undergraduate business courses and a further 4 units that will build your business knowledge in areas such as human resource management, marketing and management.

Combining the Bachelor of Nutrition Science with the Bachelor of Business Administration will enable graduates to utilise their knowledge and skills in industry, the public service or in small business enterprises.

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • North Sydney (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 CHEM105
Foundations of chemistry
BIOL123
Cells and Tissues
NUTR101
Introduction to nutrition
BUSN111
Working with technology
Year 1 - Semester 2 BIOL124
Human body in health and disease 1
(Pre: BIOL123)
NUTR100
Food science
BUSN113
Managing people and organisations
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 BIOL204
Human body in health and disease 2
(Pre: BIOL123)
NUTR202
Lifespan nutrition
(Pre: BIOL124)
HRMG204
Organisational behaviour
BUSN112
Managing markets
Year 2 - Semester 2 CHEM106
Physical chemistry
BIOL234
Nutritional physiology
(Pre: NUTR101, BIOL204)
BUSN104
Money matters
Business administration elective 1*
Year 3 - Semester 1 CHEM204
Biochemistry
(Pre: CHEM105 or CHEM103)
NUTR302
Diet, health and disease
(Pre: BIOL234)
PUBH100
Foundations of public health
ECON200
Economics: policy frameworks and markets
Year 3 - Semester 2 CHEM206
Advanced metabolic biochemistry
(Pre: CHEM204)
PUBH201
Epidemiology
(Pre: PUBH100)
MGMT310
Sustainable organisational change
MGMT304
Strategic management
Year 4 - Semester 1 NUTR303
Food safety: compliance
and management
(Pre: NUTR100)
PUBH202
Public health research methods
(Pre: PUBH100)
Business administration elective 2* MGMT311
Managing entrepreneurship and innovation
Year 4 - Semester 2 PUBH310
Community and public health nutrition
(Pre: NUTR202)
or
BIPX202
Community engagement: building strengths and capabilities
(Pre: 80 credit points or equivalent study)
NUTR304
Food product design and development
(Pre: NUTR302)
BUSN304
Working with diversity and conflict
or
BIPX301
Professional experience
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)

*Business administration electives - students are required to choose two of the following business administration units: BUSN201 International business, HRMG200 Applied human resource management, MKTG202 Marketing communications: engaging stakeholders.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
  • Average first year fee: $9403 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

New South Wales

  • Prerequisites: English (Advanced or Standard) (Band 3) or English as a Second Language (Band 4)

Victoria

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2018

ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 72.30 76.90
Median ATAR to receive an offer 64.88 70.90
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 57.45 66.40
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 92.50 99.95
Median ATAR to receive an offer 61.25 65.35
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 48.60 58.60

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
0 0.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 6 100.00%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 0 0.00%
International students 0 0.00%
All students 6 100%
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
5 20.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 19 76.00%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 25 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW
Apply through UAC

Direct Applications

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

Articulation from another course

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to a Selection Rank
  • Complete a VET qualification such as an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required Selection Rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new Selection Rank will be calculated from your results in the ACU units.

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for include:

  • National and international health agencies
  • State and federal government health departments
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Industry nutritionist
  • Private practice nutritionist
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Nutrition communicator
  • Food science and technology industry
  • Food safety and regulation
  • Quality assurance
  • Research and product development
  • Education sector

Undergraduate students in the Peter Faber Business School are required to undertake a community engagement unit where they engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours. Alternatively, students in this double degree are able to select a community engagement unit within the Faculty of Health Sciences undertaking work in a selected public sector or non-profit community organisation.

Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to Honours study or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

Students become part of ACU’s national and international commitment to community engagement and outreach to populations in need, both in Australia and overseas. Students can undertake community engagement opportunities in a range of challenging and inspiring settings.

Graduates of TAFE and other VET providers, holding a cognate Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be eligible to receive advanced standing for some units in the course. The exact level of advanced standing will be determined on a course-by-course basis.

Domestic Students

Nutrition Science provides an extensive knowledge and skills base in the scientific principles that underpin the study of food and nutrition, to promote health and optimal nutrition in individuals and the wider community, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in an ethical and respectful manner. The degree promotes the relationship between food/nutrition and health as a major contributor to wellbeing and disease prevention through the lifespan. Graduates will be able to demonstrate cognitive, technical and communication skills that meet the standards to undertake professional work in nutrition and the food science field.

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a general business degree without specialisation in a particular subject area. The course is structured around 6 business foundation units which are common to other undergraduate business courses and a further 4 units that will build your business knowledge in areas such as human resource management, marketing and management.

Combining the Bachelor of Nutrition Science with the Bachelor of Business Administration will enable graduates to utilise their knowledge and skills in industry, the public service or in small business enterprises.

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Melbourne
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
North Sydney
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4
Year 1 - Semester 1 CHEM105
Foundations of chemistry
BIOL123
Cells and Tissues
NUTR101
Introduction to nutrition
BUSN111
Working with technology
Year 1 - Semester 2 BIOL124
Human body in health and disease 1
(Pre: BIOL123)
NUTR100
Food science
BUSN113
Managing people and organisations
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
Year 2 - Semester 1 BIOL204
Human body in health and disease 2
(Pre: BIOL123)
NUTR202
Lifespan nutrition
(Pre: BIOL124)
HRMG204
Organisational behaviour
BUSN112
Managing markets
Year 2 - Semester 2 CHEM106
Physical chemistry
BIOL234
Nutritional physiology
(Pre: NUTR101, BIOL204)
BUSN104
Money matters
Business administration elective 1*
Year 3 - Semester 1 CHEM204
Biochemistry
(Pre: CHEM105 or CHEM103)
NUTR302
Diet, health and disease
(Pre: BIOL234)
PUBH100
Foundations of public health
ECON200
Economics: policy frameworks and markets
Year 3 - Semester 2 CHEM206
Advanced metabolic biochemistry
(Pre: CHEM204)
PUBH201
Epidemiology
(Pre: PUBH100)
MGMT310
Sustainable organisational change
MGMT304
Strategic management
Year 4 - Semester 1 NUTR303
Food safety: compliance
and management
(Pre: NUTR100)
PUBH202
Public health research methods
(Pre: PUBH100)
Business administration elective 2* MGMT311
Managing entrepreneurship and innovation
Year 4 - Semester 2 PUBH310
Community and public health nutrition
(Pre: NUTR202)
or
BIPX202
Community engagement: building strengths and capabilities
(Pre: 80 credit points or equivalent study)
NUTR304
Food product design and development
(Pre: NUTR302)
BUSN304
Working with diversity and conflict
or
BIPX301
Professional experience
UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world
(Pre: UNCC100)

*Business administration electives - students are required to choose two of the following business administration units: BUSN201 International business, HRMG200 Applied human resource management, MKTG202 Marketing communications: engaging stakeholders.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

  • Unit Fee: $2867.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $22936.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $91744.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Equivalent of Australian High School completion plus academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in speaking and writing, and 5.5 in listening and reading)

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.
International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for include:

  • National and international health agencies
  • State and federal government health departments
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Industry nutritionist
  • Private practice nutritionist
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Nutrition communicator
  • Food science and technology industry
  • Food safety and regulation
  • Quality assurance
  • Research and product development
  • Education sector

Undergraduate students in the Peter Faber Business School are required to undertake a community engagement unit where they engage in voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation over a period of 35-70 hours. Alternatively, students in this double degree are able to select a community engagement unit within the Faculty of Health Sciences undertaking work in a selected public sector or non-profit community organisation.

Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to Honours study or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

Students become part of ACU’s national and international commitment to community engagement and outreach to populations in need, both in Australia and overseas. Students can undertake community engagement opportunities in a range of challenging and inspiring settings.

Graduates of TAFE and other VET providers, holding a cognate Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be eligible to receive advanced standing for some units in the course. The exact level of advanced standing will be determined on a course-by-course basis.