Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This degree produces graduates with skills in increasing demand in the rural sector. A practically orientated degree, students are provided with the tools necessary to understand the implications of land use and management change on agricultural productivity. Once armed with the basic knowledge to understand agricultural systems, graduates are able to continue on to further study in specific areas of interest. This degree suits students who are more interested in management of agricultural landscapes in contrast to the scientific, agricultural systems focus of other agricultural based degree programs.
- 144 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units) including completion of core units
- one major
- and 12 weeks of approved practical industry experience during university vacation periods.
- Animal production
- General agricultural production
- Plant production
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge is any two units of English and any two units of Mathematics
- Recommended: Agriculture, Biology and/or Chemistry. The School offers introductory units in Chemistry and Mathematics for students without the recommended background knowledge
Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology
Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to a Bachelor of Science with Honours, in an area relevant to Animal Science and/or Agronomy.
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Students have ready access to numerous University farms located close to campus including the SMART Farms and Tullimba Research Feedlot. Fully credited exchange programs of one trimester are in place with international universities.