Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)

The University of Queensland Australia
Indicative Price: AUD $9,486
Duration: 4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Location: Gatton, St Lucia

Interested in the scientific systems behind the production of food and fibres? The Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) will teach you to apply scientific techniques to find innovative and sustainable solutions that improve crop and animal production.

  • This four-year program focuses on the production of the world’s food and fibre. Develop your understanding of natural systems and the complex interactions in tropical agriculture.
  • Build a strong foundation of knowledge across the sciences and topics important to agricultural production including climate science, environmental management, land use, and economics.
  • Undertake an independent research project in your final two years, specialising in plant or animal science. It’s excellent preparation for a successful career in agricultural research and development, production and management or service industries.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced scientific knowledge and skills that will set you apart in the jobs market, and provide a pathway to future postgraduate studies in a Master’s or PhD program.

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Units Of Study:

Part A

  • Australia's Bio-Physical Environment
  • Environment & Society
  • Food for a Healthy Planet
  • Agricultural Biochemistry
  • Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy
  • Molecular and quantitative genetics
  • Agricultural Development in Asia
  • Tropical Agriculture
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • Agricultural Research Methodologies
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Chemistry 1
  • Participatory Research, Development and Extension Practice
  • Natural Resource Management
  • The Soil Environment
  • Land Use & Management
  • Analysis of Scientific Data
  • Applied Biology II
  • Applied Biology I
  • Plant Production Principles and Technologies
  • Livestock Industries
  • Genes, Cells & Evolution
  • Cells to Organisms
  • Physical Basis of Biological Systems

Part B

  • Animal Science Research Project
  • Pasture Science
  • Agricultural and Resource Policy
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Animal and Plant Biosecurity
  • Animal Environmental Physiology
  • Monogastric Production Systems
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Ruminant Production Systems
  • Animal Health and Epidemiology
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Sustainable Animal Systems
  • Animal Breeding & Genetics
  • Animals in a Changing Environment
  • Animal Nutrigenomics and Metabolism
  • Emerging Issues in Animal Bioscience
  • Plant Science Research Project


Online Course: No
Funding Available: Yes

Eligibility Criteria :

OP 9 / Rank 81 (2017 requirements).

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