Bachelor of Agricultural Science

University of Tasmania

How do we sustainably feed a world population that is increasing by around 200,000 people every day? Agricultural Science helps solve some of the world's biggest problems and improve practices through the use of scientific research, knowledge and skills. With our unique environment and access to great facilities for education and research, Tasmania is the ideal location to hone your skills and give you the edge over other graduates. The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is ranked best in Australia for agricultural research. Through TIA's collaborations with leading institutions in Tasmania, Australia, and worldwide, your education is at the cutting edge of agriculture and food systems concepts and ideas from around the world, including natural resource management, agricultural production, supply and value chain analyses, and policy development. A Bachelor of Agricultural Science opens the door to a practical, interesting and diverse world of careers such as viticulturist, biosecurity manager, horticulturalist, policy advisor, rural journalist, food biologist or agronomist.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Hobart
Institution CRICOS: 00586B

Subjects

  • Agricultural science

Located less than one hour from Melbourne, Tasmania is Australia's most southern state. We're known for our friendly, welcoming people and strong arts culture.

Between 2012 and 2014, the University of Tasmania received national teaching awards in all available categories, including two prestigious Teaching Excellence Awards in 2012 and 2013#. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 also listed the University of Tasmania amongst the world's top universities in a range of disciplines, with earth and marine sciences ranked in the top 100 in the world. Numerous other disciplines taught at the university have also made the coveted 'Top 400' ranks.

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015
#Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching

The university provides a range of services to enhance students' experiences and support academic success. These include:

  • an orientation program to introduce international students to the university and life in Tasmania
  • international student advisers, who provide individual advice on practical, personal and academic matters
  • the Community Friends and Networks Programme (CRNP), offering the chance to join social activities and meet with local community members
  • English language support
  • academic and peer mentoring.

On campus, students can attend cultural events, social functions, religious societies, sporting and social clubs, and access student advice and advocacy groups. There is a diversity of faiths within the university community and a new multi-faith centre provides a meeting place and focus for activities on the Sandy Bay campus. The university also offers student accommodation options both on and off campus.

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