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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Nutrition

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1CM603
873340
Online (FF)
1CM603
873340
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
103434F
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Annual Fee
$29,520.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International
Semester 1
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SNTN01

Award
Master of Nutrition
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Sports and Recreation
Clinical and Behavioural Sciences
Health and Medicine

The Master of Nutrition is a graduate entry degree that qualifies you to work as a nutritionist. This course provides you with advanced knowledge in biological, social and policy related aspects of human nutrition, opening doors to a multitude of opportunities in health encompassing acute or community health facilities, individuals and families or food industries.

This course incorporates 800 hours health practicum supported by CDU academics and registered nutrition professionals to ensure you graduate as a competent and professional nutritionist. There are unique placement opportunities in the Northern Territory local, rural and remote areas.

Australia needs competent health professionals who understand the impact of nutrition on health to address the prevention and treatment of illness and this course prepares students to take on this challenge.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as patient educators, nutrition assistant, nutrition consultants, health promotion officers, community health officers, public health nutrition, research and advisors, education facilities, universities and research facilities, quality and nutrition coordinators, and food technologists.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2021.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

At CDU our Masters of Nutrition will enable you to work in diverse areas of nutrition including food research, dietetic studies, public health, food and health policy or develop individual and community nutrition strategies. Australia needs competent health professionals who understand the impact of nutrition on health to address the prevention and treatment of illness and this course prepares students to take on this challenge.

The Master of Nutrition is a 2-year program which allows students flexibility to enter the workforce in any number of health areas such as nutrition focussed roles in community health organisations or acute care areas or public health and health promotion.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(15 units)
160cp Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A
MLS245 Medical Biochemistry
NUT501 Principles of Nutrition Science
NUT502 Nutrition across the Lifecycle
NUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food services
NUT504 Food, Society and the Environment
NUT505 Public Health Nutrition
NUT506 Nutrition and Disease
NUT507 Nutrition Communication
NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies
PHM526 Research Design
NUT601 Nutrition in Practice
NUT802 Research Project in Nutrition (20 cp)

  160cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.  Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A CO NUT501 Principles of Nutrition Science CO
MLS245 Medical Biochemistry CO NUT502 Nutrition across the Lifecycle CO
NUT504 Food, Society and the Environment CO NUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food services CO
Year 2
PHM526 Research Design CO NUT505 Public Health Nutrition CO
NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies CO NUT506 Nutrition and Disease CO
NUT507 Nutrition Communication CO NUT802 Research Project in Nutrition (20 cp) CO
NUT601 Nutrition in Practice CO

Students commencing in Semester 2

This course is not available for entry in Semester 2.

 

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

International tuition fees

The annual course tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $29,520.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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