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 critical 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 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: 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: 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.