BP199 - Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition)

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Plan: BP199P7 - Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition)
Award abbreviation: BSc(FoodTech&Nutr)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full time
Location: City Campus and Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 019905
CRICOS code: 048768M

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Purpose of the Program

The food technology and nutrition program is about the science of manufacturing food and making it safe and nutritious.

In this program you learn to turn raw materials such as milk and cereal grains into food products such as ice-cream and breakfast cereals. You also learn to improve the quality of our manufactured food supply, creating safe and nutritious foods that taste good and have a long shelf life.

This program prepares you for work in the food industry. You are trained in the full range of theoretical and practical aspects of food technology and nutrition science.  You’ll be able to develop novel, healthy and functional food products that meet the consumer demands as well as industry’s strict safety and health guidelines.

Your capstone experience will occur in courses ONPS2509 Food Safety and Quality Assurance, ONPS2496 Product Development and/or ONPS2515 Community Nutrition where all you have learned in previous courses comes together to ensure healthy, nutritious and safe products.  We address the whole life cycle of the food industry, meaning that our graduates are job-ready to meet food industry needs.

You have the choice between a food technology major and a nutrition major. In the first year of study you will take foundation courses such as chemistry and microbiology, and are introduced to food processing and nutrition. Later your studies focus more on courses related to your major. The nutrition major focuses on human health and nutrition courses while the food technology major deals with traditional and novel technologies employed in the manufacture of food products, as well as sensory evaluation of foods, product development and quality assurance.

Courses in this program are taught face to face on the City campus (first three semesters) and Bundoora campus (last three semesters).

This program is for you if you’re interested in:

  • Becoming the owner or manager of a food and/or food ingredient manufacturing company
  • Working in a large food processing company
  • Developing new food products with nutrition at their core
  • Developing food management programs for schools or healthcare facilities
  • As an entry point for further study in dietetics.
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Articulation and pathways

From Sem 1 2018 there are no formal articulation agreements into BP199 Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition)

Graduates who commenced in RMIT AD012 Associate Degree in Applied Science prior to 2018 with a major in Food Science, who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0, will continue to have guaranteed entry to BP199P7 Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition with 1.5 years of credit (144 credit points).

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake post graduate study. Please check with the appropriate program manager for your credit options.

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    Entrance requirements

    Program entry requirements

    Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

    For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page (unresolved).

    Prerequisites

    Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in Mathematics (any), and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

    English language requirements

    A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.   

    For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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    External accreditation and industry links

    There are two majors offered in the program, food technology and nutrition. Graduates of both majors are eligible for AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology) membership, while Nutrition major graduates are also eligible for membership of the Nutrition Society of Australia.

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    Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

    Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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    Library, IT and specialist resources

    Resources available from the Library

    As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

    Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in most places on campus.

    Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

    The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

    You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

    Online learning tools and content

    As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.

    Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT

    RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

    Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

    • transition to tertiary study and learning
    • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
    • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
    • career development and employment
    • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
    • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
    • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

    We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

     

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