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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours) - 268JA

s more and more businesses require future food and nutrition employees to possess competent research skills, the UC Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours) course will give you the skills, qualifications, and confidence to stand out and be recognised.

This 1-year program offers an additional option to those already studying an undergraduate degree in a health or nutrition-related field and already possess the necessary marks to articulate into an honours program. A significant component of this course will also involve choosing and completing a tailor-made research thesis under the direct supervision and support of your research supervisor and course Convenor.

In researching this thesis, you’ll refine your research and technical skills; learn about the applications of food and nutritional sciences, epidemiological techniques, public health issues and be introduced to technologies that will assist you to assess the latest food science and human nutrition literature.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

On successful completion of this program, you will develop advanced knowledge and skills (both practical and cognitive), that are highly regarded and sought after by research organisations such as:

  • Food Science Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)
  • Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations (CSIRO).

Note: There is a growing interest from the food and nutrition industry to utilise your newly obtained skills working in the areas such as product development, quality control, and quality assurance.

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A completed Bachelor of Nutrition, or related field*, with a credit or higher average.

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