Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Business Administration

Course information for - 2023 entry

Offered at 2 locations

Study mode
Multi-mode
Duration
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
VTAC code
1200210291
ATAR
58.50 for Melbourne
Fees (first year)*

$10861 CSP

Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Beginning February 2023
Applications open August 2022
Midyear (Semester 2) intake: to be advised

Overview

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.

The Bachelor of Business Administration is a general business degree without specialisation in a particular subject area. The course is structured around six business foundation units which are common to other undergraduate business courses and a further four 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.

Professional experience

Students 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.

Careers

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 nutrition
  • industry nutrition
  • private practice nutrition
  • nutrition assessment
  • nutrition communications
  • food science and technology industry
  • food safety and regulation
  • quality assurance
  • research and product development
  • education sector

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Business Administration, a student must complete 320 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5
Year 1 - Semester 1

*BUSN113 Managing People and Organisations

BIOL125 Human Biology 1 data-versionlabel=2 >

NUTR101 Introduction to Nutrition

*BUSN112 Managing Markets

Year 1 - Semester 2

BIOL126 Human Biology 2 data-versionlabel=2 >

NUTR102 Culinary Nutrition Science

*BUSN104 Money Matters

*ITEC100 Information Technology in Action

Year 2 - Semester 1

BMSC209 Pathophysiology

NUTR202 Lifespan Nutrition

ITEC200 Data and Information Management


CHEM105 Foundations of Chemistry

Year 2 - Semester 2

CHEM112 Organic and Food Chemistry

BIOL234 Nutritional Physiology

PUBH103 Epidemiology


UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society

or

PHCC102 Being Human

or

PHCC104 Ethics and the Good Life


Year 3 - Semester 1

CHEM204 Biochemistry

PUBH202 Public Health Research Methods

PUBH102 Foundations of Health Promotion

ECON200 Economics: Policy Frameworks and Markets

Year 3 - Semester 2

CHEM206 Advanced Metabolic Biochemistry

ITEC201 Fundamentals of Information Technology

NUTR305 Community and Public Health Nutrition

or

BIPX202 Community Engagement: Building Strengths and Capabilities

MKTG207 Marketing Toolkit

Year 4 - Semester 1

NUTR303 Food Science in Practice

NUTR302 Diet, Health and Disease

BAFN200 Principles of Finance

ENTR301 Managing Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 4 - Semester 2

HRMG204 Organisational Behaviour

NUTR304 Food Product Design and Development

BUSN304 Working with Diversity and Conflict

or

BIPX301 Professional Experience

UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World

or

PHCC320 The Just Society

This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

* Business Foundation Units indicated by codes in the 100 range should be completed prior to undertaking more advanced 200 level units or 300 level discipline specific units

# 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.

AQF framework

Double Bachelor - Bachelor/Bachelor - AQF Level 7

Additional course information

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.

Entry requirements

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

StatePrerequisites

New South Wales

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

Victoria

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.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

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Applicants with recent secondary education

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements and subject prerequisites for your chosen course.  

If your school result was affected by circumstances outside of your control, such as financial hardship, illness, disability or a challenging home environment, you may qualify for an access scheme. You can apply through your TAC as part of your application process.  

Learn more about access schemes 

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements and subject prerequisites for your chosen course.  

For current year 12 students  

If you’re a current Year 12 applicant you can be given a selection rank separate from, and in addition to, your ATAR if you’ve completed a competency-based and graded AQF Certificate III or above.  

For non-school leavers 

If you’ve completed, or are completing a competency-based AQF Certificate IV or AQF diploma you will be assigned a selection rank by your local Tertiary Admission Centre (TAC). This is an entry score based on your individual qualifications and achievements. 

ACU has partnerships with ACU College, TAFE, and many private education providers. If you have completed a qualification with one of these partners, you may be eligible for guaranteed entry and/or credit into a related ACU degree. Please apply through your local TAC and then submit a credit application for your previous study.  

Applicants with higher education study

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements and subject prerequisites for your chosen course. 

If you have completed at least two units of AQF-recognised study at bachelor level or above, you’ll be assigned a selection rank based on your study level, duration and grade point average that will be applied during the admission process. 

If your previous study has equipped you with knowledge, skills or experiences that align with the learning outcomes of units in your new course you may be able to apply for recognition of prior learning and you may be able to complete your course sooner. 

Learn more about recognition of prior learning 

Applicants with work and life experience

You’ll need to meet the minimum entry requirements and subject prerequisites for your chosen course.

If you have no formal education qualifications you may be eligible for a selection rank based on your work, life or service experience.

  • If you’ve been in paid employment, relevant to the course you’re applying for, for a minimum of six months full-time (or equivalent), this work may be assessed for your selection rank.
  • If you’re 21 years or older you can sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) through your local TAC.
  • You can apply for an ACU bridging course. Our bridging courses allow you to transition back into studying and can give you a head start on the relevant undergraduate degree.
  • If you have served in the defence force, your rank and time in service may contribute to your selection rank.

Find your path into study

Adjustment factors

If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.

Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.

Learn more about adjustment factors

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you

Pathways

Pathways into course for current or recent Year 12 students

If you can’t meet the ATAR requirement for your choice of course and you’re currently completing Year 12 or finished Year 12 in the two years previously, we have entry programs to get you where you want to be.  

Alternatively, you may be able to complete a diploma or bridging course relevant to your desired course:  

Understand your pathway options 

Pathways into course for applicants with previous study and/or life experience

Are you applying to ACU as a non-school leaver? 

By that we mean, you’re not currently completing Year 12 and haven’t completed it in the two years previously. If the answer is yes and your selection rank isn’t enough to meet the requirements for your desired course you still have a number of options to help you achieve your study goals. 

If you’re over 21, you can sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), or you can complete a diploma or bridging course relevant to your desired course. 

Explore the pathways to your future 

Further study

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.

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$10861 CSP

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.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.

Explore your options 

Scholarships

You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

Search our scholarships 

How to apply

Domestic applicants

Melbourne

Apply through VTAC

VTAC code 1200210291

If you are a Year 12 student you must apply through VTAC, UAC or QTAC. Unfortunately, a Direct application cannot be considered.

You can apply Direct to ACU if you are not a recent school leaver and have not already applied through VTAC, UAC or QTAC.

Deferment

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

 

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