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Bachelor of Agriculture

CQUniversity Australia
3-6 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Rockhampton
English
March 2021
15,060 AUD
CQUniversity Australia

Program description

Bachelor of Agriculture

The agricultural industry is faced with new and emerging challenges creating a need for graduates who have practical experience, knowledge of cutting-edge technology and the leadership potential to help drive adoption of innovation at every stage of primary production. The Bachelor of Agriculture prepares you for the rigours of the ‘real’ world and ensures graduates are skilled to make a difference in the context of the emerging opportunities that a high tech agricultural industry provides.

The course delivers the right mix of skills-based training and research-led teaching to succeed in today’s agribusiness, livestock and cropping industries. Thanks to our partnership with local industry, such as Victoria’s Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST), you’ll benefit from project-based training on extensive crop, dairy, sheep, equine and beef production facilities. Graduates from RIST can apply for direct entry into the Bachelor of Agriculture.

The first year of the Bachelor of Agriculture will provide the foundation framework that you will use to develop increasingly complex learnings developed in the context of industry-relevant problems. In the second year, you will build your core skills by developing your systematic thinking by learning about emerging agricultural innovation through an industry placement. You will select to complete either a major in agribusiness or two out of three minors in livestock, cropping or business, during the course. In your third year, you will acquire information about agricultural practices and technology and develop advanced-level technical and people-management skills. You will complete the course by producing a real-world consulting project that will address a client-driven whole-of-system problem.

AQF Level: Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Admission requirements

English requirements:

Pre-requisite - English (4, SA)

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
    • completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

Assumed knowledge:

R - Biology, R - Maths B

Entry scores:

  • Rank Threshold: OP 17 | SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
  • Rank Cut-Off: OP 17 | SR 65 | ATAR 59.9

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Compulsory units:

Year 1 - Term 1

  • Introduction to Agricultural Systems
  • Life Science Laboratory
  • Production Economics
  • Scientific Research Fundamentals

Year 1 - Term 2

  • Soil and Irrigation Management
  • Plant Science and Crop Production
  • Livestock Production
  • Plant and Livestock Breeding Strategies

Year 2 - Term 1

  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Leadership and People Management

Year 2 - Term 2

  • Crop Protection
  • Farm Business Management

Year 3 - Term 1

  • Social Licence to Operate
  • Data Management & Analysis for Agriculture

Year 3 - Term 2

  • Agricultural Change Implementation

Tuition fees

This program costs 15 060 AUD per term.

Scholarships & funding

The university offers a range of scholarships to support international students and encourages you to apply for one that's right for you. For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Units/credits:

25/144

Core learning outcomes:

  1. Discuss the theoretical principles and concepts of agriculture
  2. Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of emerging innovations in the context of contemporary agricultural systems
  3. Use research principles to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information to solve complex agricultural problems
  4. Demonstrate appropriate teamwork and people skills to achieve business outcomes
  5. Communicate complex agricultural knowledge and ideas, clearly and coherently
  6. Behave ethically, demonstrating initiative and judgement in the agricultural industry
  7. Reflect on performance and take responsibility for further learning and professional development.

Career opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Agriculture will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in areas such as:

  • agribusiness support sectors such as banking, consultancy, marketing, trading and logistics
  • agritech
  • agronomy
  • cropping
  • government policy development
  • horticulture
  • industry analysis
  • landcare coordination / management
  • livestock
  • production enterprise

Employment opportunities exist within public and private sectors for example in management, consulting and research in cropping, agribusiness, horticulture, landcare, sustainability and livestock management.

About this institute

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Contact info

CQUniversity Australia

554-700 Yaamba Road
4701 Norman Gardens QLD
Australia

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www.cqu.edu.au

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