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Bachelor of Science with Honours in Food & Human Nutrition

PROGRAMME 
OVERVIEW

Newcastle University

Bachelor of Science with Honours
in Food & Human Nutrition

The science of Food and Human Nutrition explores the links between diet and health. By understanding how individual food components are digested, absorbed and utilised, their effects on the human body can be manipulated to improve health. Food and Human Nutrition also studies the factors that influence consumer food choices, for example, how consumers respond to food marketing and their impact on health.

This degree programme encourages students to develop an informed interest in the science of food, consumer behaviour, human nutrition and health.

Students will study the impact of nutrition on health and disease from the cell and molecular level through to people and populations, as well as the impact of food composition on its nutritional value, quality and consumer acceptance. They will learn to improve food quality and health through the development and use of functional foods and natural products. The importance of sustainable food production and how food producers, retailers and consumers respond to global food issues are also key topics in the course.

Nutritionists excel in research, planning, dietary consultancy and marketing in the food manufacturing and retailing, sports and healthcare industries.

MODULE 
SYNOPSIS

Newcastle University
BSc (Hons) Food & Human Nutrition

Programme Structure

Year 1 Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2

ELIGIBILITY
 

Newcastle University
BSc (Hons) Food & Human Nutrition

Applicants must note the following additional English requirements for this programme:

(To be submitted before class commencement)

a. GCE O-Level English must be C6 or better, or
b. IELTS 6.5 or better

Polytechnic Diploma

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Food Science & Nutrition*
  • Food Science*
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomedical Laboratory Technology
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy Science

Republic Polytechnic

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Process Technology (Food Technology Option)*
  • Food Science & Technology*
  • Nutrition, Health & Wellness*

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Applied Food Science & Nutrition*
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer Science & Technology*
  • Pharmaceutical Science

*Depending on GPA performance and application numbers, applicants with these diplomas will be given priority over those from other biology-related programmes.

TUITION 
FEES

Newcastle University
BSc (Hons) Food & Human Nutrition

AY2014/15 – Fee structure for normal candidature period of study

SC

SPR

IS / Non-subsidised Fees

Sem 1

S$5,050

S$10,100

S$17,150

Sem 2

S$5,050

S$10,100

S$17,150

Sem 3

S$5,050

S$10,100

S$17,150

Sem 4

S$5,050

S$10,100

S$17,150

Legend
SC: Singapore Citizens
SPR: Singapore Permanent Residents
IS: International Students

Note:  

1. All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST.
2. For students paying subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees will be subsidised by MOE.
3. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is to be borne by the student.


The above is not applicable for non-relevant diploma holders/A-Level/other qualifications (equivalent to A-Level).

Here's a list of relevant polytechnic diplomas for the respective degree programmes.

For students admitted to SIT in AY2014/15, the annual tuition fee is fixed at the AY2014/15 rate for the duration of their degree programme.

Financial Assistance (eg. CPF, PSEA, TFL, SL) are available if the necessary criteria are met for the tuition fees. SIT has the discretion to invoice students based on the credit rates accordingly if the financial assistance do not apply.

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OIP
 

Newcastle University
BSc (Hons) Food & Human Nutrition

All students will have to complete a 4-week attachment at the home campus of Newcastle University where they get to experience life as a student, living and studying in Newcastle, United Kingdom. The programme itinerary will include library and career talks, academic lectures, research and literature review workshops to prepare students for their final-year dissertation projects, as well as visits to companies, museums and key cultural sites.

The estimated cost of the overseas immersion programme ranges from S$4,000 to S$5,000.

Note: Estimated costs are dependent on the prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.

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Classmates and the student leaders at the St. James Park dressing room
(Photo courtesy of Teo Hwee Leng)

 

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Visit our home campus and experience the life of being an overseas student!
(Photo courtesy of Abdul Hakim Bin Johari and Muhammad Faizal Bin Mohamed)

“Having the opportunity to travel halfway across the globe,
the newcastle experience was amazing. Pleasant climate, historic
buildings, lovely English people; it’s really hard for anyone
not wanting to go back again.”
- (Teo Hwee Leng, Class of 2011)

 

CONTACT
US / LOCATION

Newcastle University
BSc (Hons) Food & Human Nutrition

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Associate Professor Susanna Leong
Programme Director

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Ms Lisa Koh
Assistant Manager, Academic Programmes

Location: 
SIT@NYP
180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Singapore 569830

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