Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time

Credit points


Offered in

Exit Point Only

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


For the award of Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours) [BNutr(Hons)], you must successfully complete 320 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 40 credit points for the dissertation;
  • 40 credit points for advanced listed electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 120 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.


Classification of Honours

This degree with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I Honours
  • Class IIA Honours
  • Class IIB Honours

The class of Honours to be awarded to each student in this degree will be determined on the basis of the GPA achieved for the 80 credit points of nominated courses and a minimum percentage for the Dissertation as outlined in the Calculation of Honours Classification section of the Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy.

The 80 credit points of nominated courses are as follows:

If you do not achieve the standard necessary to be awarded Class IIB Honours, you will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (1355) or Bachelor of Nutrition (1553) to be awarded the degree without Honours.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 8 - Bachelor Honours Degree.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1001MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems I  10
Tri 2 1014MSC Cells, Tissues and Regulation  10
Tri 2 1016MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems I  10
Tri 2,3 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century  10
Tri 3 1005MSC Genes and Disease  10
Tri 3 1008HSV Interpersonal Skills  10
Tri 3 1015MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems II  10
Tri 3 1017MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems II  10

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1206AHS Food, Society and the Nutrition Workforce  10
Tri 1 2008MSC Structural Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 2012AHS Integrated Systems Physiology  10
Tri 1 2210AHS Nutrition  10
Tri 2 2002MSC Pathophysiology  10
Tri 2 2011MSC Metabolism  10
Tri 2 2218MED Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation  10
Tri 2 2220AHS Food Science  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2214MED Public Health Research Methods  10
Tri 1 3101AHS Medical Nutrition Therapy 1  10
Tri 1 3144AHS Food Service Management  10
Tri 1 3104AHS Nutrition Education  10
Tri 2 3002MSC Pharmacology  10
Tri 3 2018PHM Pharmacology  10
Tri 2 3100AHS Communication and Counselling in Dietetics  10
Tri 2 3102AHS Medical Nutrition Therapy 2  10
Tri 2 3103AHS Community and Public Health Nutrition  10

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 6001AHS_P1 Honours Dissertation  20
Tri 1,2 6001AHS_P2 Honours Dissertation  20
Tri 1,2   Advanced listed electives  40

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 6002HLS Quantitative Research  10
Tri 1,2 7018NRS Qualitative Research  10
Tri 1 6003HLS Advanced Research Statistics  10
Tri 1 6001MSC Advanced Studies in Health Sciences  10
Tri 2 6005PHM Clinical Trials - Principles and Practice  10
Tri 3 6005MSC Advanced Topics in Research  10