Bachelor of Food Studies (Community Engagement)
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Course Code CRS1400279
Course Level Bachelor
Course Study Area Foods
Course Mode Full Time; Part Time
Contact Hours Full Time: 12-18 per week, Part Time: 6-9 per week
Course Location Melbourne
Course Intake February
Course Duration 4 years (inc. 1 year of supported Community Engagement during the 4th year)
Entry Requirements  Year 12
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Food Studies (Community Engagement) provides students with an opportunity to deepen their learning and experience through a supported year of community engagement in which they have the opportunity to engage critically with food policy and legislation, advocate on issues of food culture and social justice and contribute to the development and promotion of more sustainable and ethical food systems. By the end of the course, students will have made a contribution to the food community, undertaken an in-depth investigation of a food system issue and, at the same time, developed meaningful professional connections to enhance their career prospects after graduation.

The degree provides pathways into research, media, policy, business and entrepreneurship and/or the tourism, hospitality or events industries or the community food sector, or other professional settings where deep knowledge of the food system is needed for informed decision making and meaningful change. Importantly, this degree also opens up opportunities for further study at the postgraduate level.

Specialist fields

Specialist subjects include Introduction to Culinary Arts, Culture and Cuisine, Sensory Education, Fermenting Cultures, Agriculture and Farming Systems, Food Movements and Food and Gastronomy in Literature and Media. A solid management foundation is offered by subjects in economics, finance, marketing, food policy, and entrepreneurship and innovation. You can pursue your areas of interest through a range of electives from specialised subjects in culinary, events, tourism and hospitality management.

Field trips and experiential learning

Students will gain specialist knowledge of global and local food systems and will ground this knowledge through hands-on cooking, sensory education, fermentation and crafting practices and food production.  Exploring the relationship between food, agriculture, policy and health, will help you gain a deep understanding of all aspects of food systems. Site visits to farms, farmers’ markets, community gardens and food enterprises will bring to life the topics and issues that are explored in the classroom.

Course admission requirements

William Angliss Institute is committed to admissions transparency.

All applicants for the Bachelor of Food Studies (Community Engagement) must demonstrate that they meet the admission requirements:

Course Structure

Core Subjects   

Year 1 Core   

GAS551Culture and Cuisine
CUL503Introduction to Culinary Arts
MAN502    Financial Concepts
FDS559Understanding Food Systems 1
GAS606Sensory Education
MAN604Economics and Global Impacts
1 per semester (2 in total)
Year 2 Core   

FDS659Understanding Food Systems 2
FDS651Diet and Health in Society
CUL601Fermenting Cultures
FDS652Food Movements and Social Change
GAS751Gastronomic Approaches to Food Studies
FDS601Agriculture and Farming Systems
Introduction to Marketing
1 (1st semester)
Year 3 Core   

FDS759    Food Policy and Governance
FDS701Communicating Food
FDS702Community Food Systems in Practice 1
GAS752Food and Gastronomy in Literature and Media
CUL701Culinary Artistry
MAN706    Innovation and Entrepreneurship
1 per semester (2 in total)
Year 4 Core
Community Engagement
Community Food Systems in Practice 2
Community Food Project


All students must undertake RES501 Foundation Academic Communication Skills in their first semester (unless otherwise agreed).
Electives can be chosen from the suite of Higher Education Subjects. Please note that not all subjects are available in all courses and study periods.

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Entry Requirements
Year 12

Course admission requirements

William Angliss Institute is committed to admissions transparency.

All applicants for the Bachelor of Food Studies (Community Engagement) must demonstrate that they meet the admission requirements:

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*Final Placement year fee is $4,950

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