Frequently asked questions

Is there any possibility of being admitted without meeting the pre-requisite degree in Science?

No. Candidates who do not meet the pre-requisites will not be considered. A strong background in science is vital to the study of dietetics and for obtaining professional accreditation. In addition, a credit average or better is essential.

I have a Science degree with an average credit or better but I am missing one or more of the prerequisites in chemistry, physiology. or biochemistry and molecular biology. What can I do?

You can apply to enrol as a non-degree candidate at the University of Sydney. The units that satisfy the MND pre-requisites include: CHEM1101, CHEM1102, MBLG2071, BCHM2072, PHSI2005, PHSI2006.
If you do not have a science degree taking these units does not qualify you to apply for the MND.

Note: Some of these units themselves have prerequisites that must be fulfilled before students will be allowed to enrol. MBLG2071 requires the completion of MBLG1001 or equivalent. PHSI requires the completion of 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry plus 30 credit points from any Junior Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology units of study.

Is it possible for me to enrol as a part-time student?

No. Only full time attendance is available.

After a year of attending the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, is it possible to be awarded a Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics?

No. There is no Diploma available for nutrition and dietetics.

Can the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics be undertaken via correspondence?

No. The degree involves a large practical component that requires students to be on-site.