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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce

Build your foundation knowledge in nutrition science while understanding the commercial forces that guide Australia's $20 billion food industry. With Deakin’s Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Commerce, you will graduate with highly transferable skills that allow you to work in either field or where nutrition and business intersect.

Build an understanding of how nutrition affects all aspects of our lives, from our overall health to population health and disease and aging. You will graduate with practical skills that prepare you for employment in the thriving health and food industries, with the advanced knowledge to provide evidence-based nutrition advice throughout community settings. Your commerce degree arms you with versatile skills that ensure you’re ready for the business roles of the future. You’ll work with real clients on industry projects, and have the opportunity to connect with global leaders in business on an overseas study tour.

Why not combine your passion for food and nutrition with business skills that prepare you for a career in the food industry?

While studying nutrition sciences, you’ll gain expertise and insight into the overall impact of food on health and wellbeing, and graduate ready for a successful career in the health and human services sector – the largest and fastest-growing employment sector in Australia.

Your commerce degree will equip you with highly transferable skills that ensure you graduate ready to confidently advise in roles across business and government. By choosing to complete a business major, you will gain insight into how a specialized area of commerce affects the nutrition industry. The majors available in the commerce stream of this degree include:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • finance
  • human resource management
  • management
  • management information systems

The core units within this combined degree prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • business analytics
  • disease prevention
  • economics
  • finance
  • food habits
  • food sustainability
  • food science
  • lifespan nutrition
  • management
  • marketing
  • nutritional physiology
  • sustainable food systems.

Campus Information

Melbourne Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 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

Deakin offers you career support throughout your studies and beyond. We're here to help you explore your employment opportunities and equip you with the tools to secure your ultimate career.

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Gain a competitive edge in the workplace with real?world expertise and practical skills in-demand from employers. We're committed to helping you become the most employable version of yourself. Using proven tools and techniques we’ll help boost your career IQ, arming you with the comprehensive knowledge you need to land that job and build a satisfying career. At Victoria’s #1 university for student support, you will get the assistance you need to succeed.^

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PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • (standard class XII) 65%

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.

  • Course Code: 095522K
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 174400 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 29710 AUD
    Application Fee: 55 AUD
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