This courses studies the relationship between plants, animals, soil and climate along with economics and management. Additionally covering topics such as plant science, land and soil management, animal physiology, pest control, and groundwater sustainability and contamination. It combines practical career-orientated science with business and management skills so you’ll be equipped to help farmers improve their food production and reduce the impact on declining resources. Tackling some of the major challenges we face in the 21st century, such as sustainable food production, disease threats and soil productivity.
La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. There is an ongoing demand for skilled agricultural science graduates with economics and management training in the $30 billion food and fibre industry. There is an exciting range of job opportunities including but not limited to: banking industry, large agribusiness firms, agribusiness consultancies, state and federal governments, commodity trading companies, humanitarian organisations and agencies such as the United Nations.
Units Of Study:
We place a strong emphasis on work experience, so you'll complete 12 weeks of work placement over your summer break. This could take many forms, from working in a commercial seed factory in Belgium to a farming facility in India.
Eligibility Criteria :
- VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
- Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application.
- Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.