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Campus
Offshore

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
OBFSH

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.5]
  • IELTS writing [6.5]
  • IELTS speaking [6.5]
  • IELTS listening [6.5]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

Key features

  • Study a degree that is highly regarded - our graduates are in high demand.
  • Benefit from our strong links with the food industry and community.
  • Be taught using a combination of flexible learning techniques.
  • Be supported by a dedicated team of academic support staff.
  • Be taught by world-class leaders in research.
  • Study a degree that is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications.

Snapshot

Snapshot

This unique degree prepares you for employment in the food science and nutrition industry where you will be involved in developing innovative foods, promoting and managing diets and lifestyles, and conducting research for enhanced wellbeing.

Practical experience will be gained in our on-campus facilities, which include a sensory laboratory as well as various cooking equipment. You will also learn from award-winning academics, and get a taste of what it’s like to work in the food and nutrition space when you attend field trips to some of the city's major nutrition and food providers.

This degree is only available to students living and studying in Hong Kong, and it is managed by Hong Kong Baptist University in collaboration with the University of South Australia. Students can attend a graduation ceremony in either Hong Kong or Adelaide. There is one annual intake in September, and the degree is delivered over three study periods. Students are generally expected to complete degree requirements in 12 months.  

This degree has been designed specifically for students with an existing qualification, which means you will be eligible for course credit.

Why Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences (Food Sciences) - HKBU

Why this Degree

As awareness of food and nutrition is at an all-time high our graduates are in strong demand.

You will benefit from our strong links with the food industry and the community, which will be important as you begin to build industry relationships and networks. You will also benefit from practical experience as you undertake various interactive activities in our sensory laboratories, such as group work and research on topics including environmental sustainable food practice.

This degree has been designed specifically for students with an existing qualification, which means you will be eligible for course credit.

Real-world connections

We have strong industry links with the food industry locally and internationally, which provides a valuable networking opportunity for students. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

This degree prepares you to work in the health and food industry - developing innovative foods, improving global food and nutrition, promoting and managing diets and lifestyles for optimum health, and conducting research for enhanced wellbeing. Health, nutrition and wellness are big business, and with an ageing population there has never been a better time to be involved in this growing industry. In fact, in Australia the nutrition industry is predicted to experience a massive 37.1 per cent growth through to November 20201.

You may gain employment as a:

  • sports and fitness nutritionist: responsible for improving the health and optimising the performance of athletes
  • community nutritionist: create changes in attitude toward nutrition and health; provide advice, guidance and support to the community
  • health promotion officer: plan and coordinate health promotion programs for various community groups
  • research scientist: plan and conduct laboratory-based investigations, experiments and trials, and analyse results in order to broaden scientific understanding
  • food policy advisor: provide health and nutrition advice to the public
  • food safety advisor: conduct food and safety reviews and procedures to ensure standards are met
  • product development manager: develop new and innovative products to meet strategic business objectives

 1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

What you'll learn

What you Learn

This unique degree offers practice-based and theoretical components to ensure you are career-ready. The curriculum has been designed specifically for students with an existing qualification, which means you will be eligible for course credit for subjects already studied. Students beginning the degree would normally achieve credit for up to 12 courses, with a remaining 12 courses to be completed as part of the degree. 

You will study a number of specialised food courses, covering topics such as:

  • food safety
  • microbiology
  • quality and regulation
  • product development
  • processing and manufacturing
  • research

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • practical projects
  • quizzes
  • research assignments
  • examinations

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
TRIMESTER 1
Biochemistry BIOL 2014 4.5
Physiology BIOL 2035 4.5
Sensory and Consumer Evaluation of Foods FOSC 2004 4.5
Food Microbiology FOSC 2003 4.5
TRIMESTER 2
Lifespan Physiology BIOL 2052 4.5
Food Composition and Functions FOSC 2002 4.5
Food Quality and Regulation FOSC 3001 4.5
Molecular Food Microbiology FOSC 3015 4.5
TRIMESTER 3
Product Development and Food Analysis FOSC 3009 4.5
Food Processing and Manufacturing FOSC 3002 4.5
Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Medicines FOSC 3013 4.5
Capstone in Nutrition, Food Sciences FOSC 3016 4.5

I have an interest in microbial research, both how it relates to disease and food fermentations. I am also fascinated by how microorganisms are essential for the survival of animals, and the role they play in the planet’s ecology.

Dr Miguel De Barros Lopes

Program Director

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Dr Miguel De Barros Lopes

Program Director

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Your study experience

At present there are over 6,300 full-time students and approximately 8,200 part-time students enrolled in degrees at various levels from certificates, diplomas, higher/professional diplomas, as well as associate degrees and higher degrees. In addition to offering degrees awarded by the Hong Kong Baptist University, HKBU's School of Continuing Education (SCE) has also provided various degrees collaboratively with different overseas institutions since 1985.

You will benefit from the modern facilities and be taught by academics who are experts in their field.

Student services

Student services

We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:

  • a dedicated website for Hong Kong students
  • access to Hong Kong Baptist University Main Library, and the School of Continuing Education resource library
  • access to UniSA on-line library database
  • medical and dental benefits (HKBU)
  • academic counselling (HKBU and UniSA)
  • access to online academic workshops
  • dedicated myUniSA site for Hong Kong students

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language.

How to apply

Please contact the School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

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