Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition (Honours)
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An Honours program is offered as an additional year to the undergraduate program. The Honours program consists of a fourth year of full-time study (1 year) or the equivalent part-time study (2 years). Courses are offered on a semester basis, i.e. two semesters per year. The Honours program consists of a research project on a topic determined in consultation with your research supervisor. The program also involves a skills development strand to assist you in the development of your research skills and the writing of your research thesis. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.
The Bachelor of Food Science & Human Nutrition (Honours) is only offered at the Ourimbah Campus.
The University of Newcastle is a leading research University and students have the opportunity of being involved with research at the forefront of their discipline. Research within the area of Food Science and Human Nutrition is diverse and wide-ranging, encompassing both novel and traditional areas of food, nutrition and biologically active natural products. Research areas include Molecular Nutrition/Nutritional Genetics, Functional Foods/Food Chemistry, Food Processing and Post-Harvest Technology.
An honours degree is often a requirement for the research higher degrees at the Masters and PhD level. It is often a first step towards a career in research. Career opportunities may be available in the following areas: research positions in universities and research institutes and industry, the food manufacturing and processing industry and community health, professional positions in consumer relations, nutrition education, technical sales, as a private nutrition consultant, quality control and quality assurance, product development in food and pharmaceutical industries, food services management.
Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition or an equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit grade average) calculated from;
- Across the entire degree program; or
- Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if the degree program includes such a major; or
- Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
- Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).
In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor. No more than two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.
To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.
You need to download and complete two forms:
- Direct Admissions Application form; and
- Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours).
Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/student-forms/
No credit permitted for Honours.
There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End-On Honours programs is defined in the Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643) at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000643.html
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disabilty for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development/
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Support and Development Service through the Wollotuka Institute.
The Honours program is normally undertaken over one year of full-time study or two years part-time. Students are required to complete 80 units.
This is a new program for 2011. Students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Food Technology)(Honours) or the Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours) will be able to finalise their studies without transferring to the new program.
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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|FSHN4110||Food Technology Honours 4110||20 units|
|FSHN4120||Food Technology Honours 4120||20 units|
|FSHN4130||Food Technology Hons 4130||20 units|
|FSHN4140||Food Technology Honours 4140||20 units|