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Undergraduate Programmes


Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences (Food Sciences) – University of South Australia

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Full-time 16 months
Qualifications Framework Level:5
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Commencement : SEP 2019

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Programme Features

The Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences (Food Sciences) is designed to provide students with the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to work in the diverse health and food industry, developing innovative foods, promoting and managing diets and lifestyles for optimum health, and conducting research into functional ingredients for enhanced wellbeing.



University of South Australia
University of South Australia
University of South Australia


The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university helping solve the problems of industry and the professions. Our teaching is industry-informed and our research is inventive and adventurous with a focus on real-world experience. We create knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. Our graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change.


Our programmes are designed with a strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry. With modern facilities across our Adelaide based campuses, we welcome students from across the globe.


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The Division of Health Sciences has an outstanding reputation amongst industry, government and community for the education of health professionals and delivery of research excellence in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health issues.


The Division collaborates with partners to ensure innovative research and consultancy is conducted with a focus on applied knowledge in key areas of health. Students gain valuable hands-on experience, learning within modern purpose-built laboratories and on-campus clinics that service the community.

This degree is offered full-time on a trimester basis on HKBU campuses. Face-to-face lectures and online support would be provided to students. Each course is normally taught through 39 contact hour.

Company Visit – Students have opportunities to understand the operation of companies and gain insight into their future career.


Visit to Beer Company 1 Visit to Beer Company 2


Study Tour – A valuable opportunity for students to broaden their horizons and to experience Australian Culture through a series of activities and visits in the tour to Adelaide.


Study Tour to Adelaide 1 Study Tour to Adelaide 3
Study Tour to Adelaide 2 Study Tour to Adelaide 4


Workshop – Writing workshops and Interview workshops for students to sharpen their skills and prepare themselves for a job.


Interview Workshop 1 Interview Workshop 2

Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences (Food Sciences) by the University of South Australia.


Click here to download Programme Brochure



The programme is accredited by HKCAAVQ as equivalent to HKQF Level 5, bachelor’s degrees offered by Hong Kong universities. With the programmes’ accreditation status, students are eligible for below benefits:

  • Students can apply for Hong Kong Government’s Grants and Loans. For eligibility details, please refer to
  • Students can apply for Government scholarships
  • The degree qualifications are recognized by the Hong Kong Government for employment within the Civil Service
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
  • Rehabilitation, Health and Sport Sciences
  • Medical Radiation Science
  • Population Health
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences


The School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences is internationally recognised with teaching and research teams dedicated to ensuring graduates are well prepared for the continually evolving health care sector.


With more than 150 staff members and over 1000 students, the School is large enough to offer a wide choice of programs and courses, yet small enough to provide a supportive environment where each student is encouraged to do their best. Our modern purpose-built facilities, experienced and dedicated staff and strong partnerships with industry, community, and professional bodies combine to give our students skills that are highly regarded by employers around the world.


We offer undergraduate programs in pharmacy, laboratory medicine, nutrition and food sciences, pharmaceutical science and medical science. Postgraduate study including PhD and Masters by Research programs are offered in all discipline areas of the School.


The School has a long-standing commitment to outcomesbased research that responds to the big health care challenges of today. With very strong links to the Sansom Institute for Health Research and the Centre for Cancer Biology, the School brings together internationally-recognised research concentration in Natural products, neutraceuticals and disease, Functional foods and health, Food safety and quality, Microbial ecology of foods and wine and Nutritional influences on reproduction and fertility.

Depending upon the amount of advanced standing awarded, most students are required to complete the following courses in their study:

  1. Biochemistry
  2. Capstone in Nutrition, Food Sciences
  3. The Chemistry of Food
  4. Food Microbiology and Quality Assurance Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme / Course
  5. Food Processing and Manufacturing
  6. Food Safety and Regulations
  7. Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Medicines Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme / Course
  8. Lifespan Physiology 
  9. Molecular Food Microbiology Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme / Course
  10. Physiology Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme / Course
  11. Product Development and Food Analysis
  12. Sensory and Consumer Evaluation of Foods

For an outline of each course, please go to the University of South Australia website:

The medium of instruction is English.

  • A dedicated website for Hong Kong students
  • Access to Hong Kong Baptist University Main Library and SCE Resource Library
  • Access to UniSA on-line library database
  • Access to computer and sports facilities at the Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Academic counselling
  • Medical and dental benefits

Students of the programme may apply for student membership of the International Food Safety Association

The growing awareness of nutrition and food quality as determinants of human wellbeing assures graduates of employment opportunities where they can make positive contributions to public health.


Graduates may be employed by food manufacturers and analytical laboratories, as well as in the public sector. Graduates who work in laboratories are often responsible for monitoring food quality. Other graduates may be employed to develop and maintain food safety plans, develop new foods or conduct investigations into food poisoning outbreaks or food spoilage. Students may also be employed as food safety and nutrition advisers in government offices and health organizations.

Application Fee: HK$200
Tuition Fee:

HK$158,000 (by three instalments)

(subject to revision)

To accept the admission offer, applicants must pay a deposit of HK$5,000 and the first instalment of the tuition fee. The deposit and the tuition fee paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Students may apply for the following financial assistance:

  1. Non-means-tested Loan
  2. Hong Kong Government’s Grants and Loans
  3. Continuing Education Fund
  4. Government Scholarship

Click here for more information on the financial assistance available.

Applicants for the University of South Australia Bachelor’s programmes should possess:

  • A recognised associate degree/higher diploma in a relevant discipline and
  • English Language Proficiency which requires:
    an overall minimum IELTS score (or equivalent as approved by UniSA) of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the reading, writing, speaking and listening sub scores, achieved in the last two years; or previous successful tertiary study in the last two years where English was the language of instruction, and in a location (such as Hong Kong ) where English is an official or common language in accordance with UniSA requirements

Application form can be downloaded from the programme webpage.


Click here to download Application Form (with notes to Applicants)

Exempted Course at Non-local Course Registry, Education Bureau (Reference Number: 412586)
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead.
University of South Australia’s CRICOS Provider Number 00121B

The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.