BH101 - Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar)(Honours)

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Plan: BH101FS - Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar, Food Science) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

You will experience a wide range of learning environments – lectures, tutorials, online delivery, laboratory and pilot plant practicals, visits to industry facilities,  individual and group work. Lectures, tutorials and seminars are used extensively in the program to communicate knowledge and ideas about the role of Food Technology and Nutrition in society.

To achieve this, the first three semesters and half of your fourth semester are based at the Melbourne city campus, while the other half of your fourth semester, and last three semesters focus on the ability to use the food pilot plant and are based in Bundoora.

Of particular importance is the high proportion of time spent in the laboratory and the Bundoora based pilot plant undertaking production trials and development projects; this provides opportunities to acquire practical skills and capabilities, develop teamwork and time-management skills and provide context for the student learning process.

Most courses in this program have already been adapted to online delivery making use of the Learning Hub / Blackboard for flexible delivery of the course material, tutorial problems, past exam papers and other relevant documents. This can be accessed via the student portal myRMIT

Assessment in this program will be in the form of tests & quizzes during the semester, research assignments, reports on practical works and industry visits, class presentations and final examination.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Service if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - refer to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.

In this program, you will be doing specific course(s) that focus on work integrated learning (WIL). You will be assessed on professional or vocational work in a work place setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from practicing professionals in your field. 

In second year, you will carry out a research-oriented activity mentored by a research active scientist in ONPS1664 Science Mentored Research Placement 1.

In third year, you will undertake a second research-oriented activity mentored by a research active scientist in ONPS1665 Science Mentored Research Placement 2. You will also complete ONPS2496 Product Development where you learn to reverse engineer a food product and/or design your own product to meet a market need. 

In addition, the Food Technology major provides a capstone WIL course in ONPS2509 Food Safety and Quality Assurance where you develop a food safety plan as opportunity for simulated professional experience in a work place setting. In the Nutrition major, the capstone WIL course is provided in ONPS2515 Community Nutrition as opportunity for further professional or vocational work in a work place setting (real or simulated).

In the fourth year of study, you will carry out a major research project in the four Science Honours Project courses (ONPS2663 Science HonoursProject 1, ONPS2452 Science Honours Project 2, ONPS2454 Science Honours Project 3 and ONPS2456 Science Honours Project 4). In these courses you will work individually under the guidance of a research active scientist.

 

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Program Structure

Please note that some courses listed in this structure will have their course marks count toward your program's weighted average mark. Your weighted average mark will determine the honours level of your award once you have completed the program. If a course counts toward your weighted average mark, that fact will be stated in its course guide. In Enrolment Online, after you completed your course enrolment, you will be notified which of the enrolled courses will count toward the weighted average mark.
 

For more information about the weighted average mark, please click here

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Scientific Skills and Communication 12 ONPS2334 City Campus
Mathematics and Statistics 12 MATH2123 City Campus
Chemistry Principles 12 CHEM1242 City Campus
CHEM1243 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to the Food Industry 12 ONPS2137 City Campus
Nutrition Principles 12 ONPS1118 City Campus
ONPS2041 Bundoora Campus
Chemistry for Life Sciences 12 CHEM1239 City Campus
CHEM1240 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Microbiology for Food and Nutrition 12 ONPS2555 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Science Mentored Research Placement 1 12 ONPS1664 City Campus
Food Chemistry 12 CHEM1083 City Campus
CHEM1286 Bundoora Campus
Food Ingredient Structure and Function 12 ONPS2553 City Campus
Thermal Food Processing 12 ONPS2557 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete Four (4) Courses from your chosen major in Food Technology or Nutrition. Refer to the lists of courses for Food Technology and Nutrition Major at the end of this program structure document:
Major courses
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Science Mentored Research Placement 2 12 ONPS1665 City Campus
Product Development 12 ONPS1113 City Campus
ONPS2496 Bundoora Campus
Food Manufacturing Animal Products 12 ONPS2554 Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
AND
Select and Complete Four (4) courses from your chosen major in Food Technology or Nutrition. Refer to the list of courses for Food Technology and Nutrition Majors at the end of this program structure document:
Major courses
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Science Honours Research Methods 12 ONPS2412 City Campus
Honours Science 1 12 ONPS2313 City Campus
ONPS2407 Bundoora Campus
Honours Science 2 12 ONPS2314 City Campus
ONPS2408 Bundoora Campus
Science Honours Project 1 24 ONPS2663 City Campus
Science Honours Project 2 12 ONPS2452 City Campus
ONPS2453 Bundoora Campus
Science Honours Project 3 12 ONPS2454 City Campus
ONPS2455 Bundoora Campus
Science Honours Project 4 12 ONPS2456 City Campus
ONPS2457 Bundoora Campus
 
AND

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Food Technology Major

Year Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour 12 ONPS2189 City Campus
ONPS2520 Bundoora Campus
Food Industry Management 12 ONPS2552 Bundoora Campus
Nutrition, Health and Disease 12 OHTH2068 City Campus
OHTH2172 Bundoora Campus
Food Toxicology, Allergens and Health 12 ONPS2135 City Campus
ONPS2516 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Three - Complete the following Four (4) courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Food Packaging and Labelling 12 ONPS2558 Bundoora Campus
Non-Thermal Food Processing 12 ONPS2556 Bundoora Campus
Food Safety and Quality Assurance 12 ONPS2054 City Campus
ONPS2509 Bundoora Campus
Rheology and Food Biophysics 12 ONPS2435 City Campus
ONPS2510 Bundoora Campus
 
AND

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Nutrition Major

Year Two - Select and Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Applied Nutrition 12 OHTH1156 City Campus
OHTH2173 Bundoora Campus
Nutrition, Health and Disease 12 OHTH2068 City Campus
OHTH2172 Bundoora Campus
Food Toxicology, Allergens and Health 12 ONPS2135 City Campus
ONPS2516 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Two - Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour 12 ONPS2189 City Campus
ONPS2520 Bundoora Campus
Food Industry Management 12 ONPS2552 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences 12 BIOL2480 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Three - Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Community Nutrition 12 ONPS2053 City Campus
ONPS2515 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Three - Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Human Physiology 1 - Body Systems 12 BIOL2043 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2371 City Campus
Human Physiology 2: Body Systems 12 BIOL2044 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2373 City Campus
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1 12 BIOL1177 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2250 City Campus
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2 12 BIOL1181 Bundoora Campus
Food Safety and Quality Assurance 12 ONPS2054 City Campus
ONPS2509 Bundoora Campus
Exercise and Sports Nutrition 12 OHTH2119 Bundoora Campus
OHTH2130 City Campus
Food Packaging and Labelling 12 ONPS2558 Bundoora Campus
Non-Thermal Food Processing 12 ONPS2556 Bundoora Campus
Food Industry Management 12 ONPS2552 Bundoora Campus
Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour 12 ONPS2189 City Campus
ONPS2520 Bundoora Campus
 

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