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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Nutrition

2022

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
Course duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International on campus
Semester 1
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
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 and pursue a diverse career in health, focusing on how food and nutrition impacts the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and populations.

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, public health, food and nutrition policy, health promotion and individuals and families or food industry, and research.

You'll study mostly online, and complete 100 days of work-integrated learning during supported, relevant practical placements and projects in food service, nutrition communication, nutrition project and research supported by CDU academics.

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students are encouraged to apply. CDU's Indigenous Student Support services are on hand to support you through your degree.

This course offers international study opportunities and welcomes international students with a dedicated academic to provide support to international students.

Professional recognition

As a Master of Nutrition graduate you will be eligible to register with the Nutrition Society of Australia as a Registered Nutritionist. You may also apply for membership with the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Public Health Association of Australia

Credit transfers and 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 accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • 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)

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with at least a credit average (GPA of 5.00).

Additional admission requirements

English language requirements.
All applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) Test not accepted for this course.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency Test not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 58 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 94 with no score less than 22 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

Prior to commencing work integrated learning, all students are required to undergo a 'working with vulnerable people' check, and Australian Federal Police Record Check. Depending on the requirement of health and education departments, some organisations may also request students to meet immunisation requirements.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct documentation is obtained prior to commencing work-integrated learning projects.

Course structure

This course is delivered in both internal and external modes and incorporates 100 days of work-integrated learning during the final 3 semesters, which are supported by CDU academics There are unique project opportunities in the Northern Territory's local, rural and remote areas as well as flexible options to complete projects in other locations.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • 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:

SBI150 Cellular Biology (replaces MLS245)
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A
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
NUT602 Nutrition Research Project (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


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • 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
SBI150 Cellular Biology (replaces MLS245) 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 NUT602 Nutrition Research Project (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.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

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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