The Bachelor of Agriculture degree seeks to produce graduates who have an excellent science base for the application of scientific knowledge to agricultural practice. Students will have developed an appreciation of the science contributing to the main components of the agricultural system as well as good knowledge of practical agriculture.
The degree provides a basic scientific background to allow students to interpret and apply scientific principles to the management of agricultural systems, be they plant, soil or animal. With an established knowledge of agricultural systems, graduates are able to continue on to further study in specific areas of interest.
This degree attracts students who are more interested in management of agricultural landscapes in contrast to the scientific, agricultural systems focus of other agricultural based degree programs offered at UNE. The major completed will appear on the academic record and testamur.
Students have ready access to numerous University farms located close to campus including the SMART Farms and Tullimba Research Feedlot.
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.
Fully credited exchange programs of one trimester are in place with international universities.
Units Of Study:
Practical work includes 12 weeks of approved practical industry experience during university vacation periods.
Eligibility Criteria :
- A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
- Assumed knowledge is any two units of English, any two units of Mathematics.
- Recommended studies are Agriculture, Biology and/or Chemistry.
- For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry and Mathematics.