Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Pre-2014)

IMPORTANT: Students must complete #22 of "late year" courses.

** LATE YEAR COURSE - This is any course that is Level 3 or above i.e.: AGRC3XXX, the number within the code is a '3' or higher.

To be eligible for Honours a student must -

  1. have completed at least #32 from Part A; and
  2. gain a GPA of at least 5

 

Program rules and requirements

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Pre-2014) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Pre-2014). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award Rules. The General Award Rules, along with other policies and regulations, can be found on the University Rules page.

If you require assistance at any time please contact the Faculty of Science at enquire@science.uq.edu.au or phone 3365 1888.

Study Planner Information

What will I study?

The first two and a half years of study provides students with a solid grounding in the basic principles common to all agricultural industries and a taste of possible areas of elective study.

The sixth semester consists of a six month internship in an agricultural production enterprise, agribusiness or research institution. This placement allows you to apply what you have learnt so far, build upon your knowledge to gain valuable industry experience and develop contacts for future employment at the same time. The remainder of the program allows you to pursue your own interests through an individual research project and elective courses.

If you want to build a successful and exciting career in the agricultural industry in fields like research and development, production, management or service industries such as rural finance this program is for you.

Year 1 to 3 Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all students must complete this course
  • Elective - choose an elective from the BAgribus course list
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1020 Applied Animal Biology Compulsory for program
AGRC1021 Applied Plant Biology Compulsory for program
MATH1040 Basic Mathematics1 Compulsory for program
ANIM1014 Animal Welfare, Behaviour and Handling Compulsory for program
  1. Compulsory if you have not passed Maths B (or equivalent) in secondary school. If you received a (SA) sound achievement for Year 12 Mathematics B (or equivalent) it is recommended that you take MATH1040. If you received a HA or VHA in Year 12 Mathematics B or equivalent, then you are unable to take MATH1040 and you will need to enrol into an elective course instead. You may choose elective courses from the BAppSc course list or BAgrSc course list, Interstate or International students CLICK HERE for Year 12 Mathematics B Equivalencies.
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1031 Australia's Biophysical Environment Compulsory for program
CHEM1004 Chemistry Compulsory for program
MGTS1960 Business Management I Compulsory for program
AGRC1010 Systems Thinking & Practice for Environmental & Agrifood Industries Compulsory for program

 

Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1014 Plant Production Principles Compulsory for program

MKTG1502 Agriculture & Food Industry Marketing

Compulsory for program
ANIM2051 Animal Physiology I Compulsory for program
Elective Part C-BAgrSc List or BAppSc List
Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology Compulsory for program
AGRC2040 Agroecology Compulsory for program
ANIM2052 Animal Physiology II Compulsory for program
PLNT2002 Plant Physiology Compulsory for program

NB: As of 2014, AGRC2040 replaces AGRC2020.

 

Year 3 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Compulsory for program
LAND2003 The Soil Environment Compulsory for program
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory for program
Elective Part C - BAgrSc List or
BAppSc List

NB: As of 2014, STAT1201 replaces STAT2701. AGRC3017 replaces GNET3002 and moved to semester two.

 

Year 3 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC3028 Agricultural Science Internship Enterprise Analysis Compulsory for program
AGRC3029 Agricultural Science Internship Professional Development Compulsory for program
AGRC3030 Agricultural Science Internship Workplace-Project (4 units) Compulsory for program

 

4th Year Study Planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all students must complete this course
  • Elective - choose an elective from the BAgribus course list
OPTION FOR HONOURS DEGREE: 
 
Year 4 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ENVM3523 Natural Resource Management Compulsory for program
LAND3007 Land Use & Management Compulsory for program
AGRC3032 Research Methodologies for Agriculture Part B - Compulsory for Honours program
AGRC4611 Research Project (enrol in 2 semesters) Part B - Compulsory for Honours program
 
Year 4 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC4611 Research Project (enrol in 2 semesters)  Part B - Compulsory for Honours program
AGRC3017 Agricultural Genetics & Biotechnology Compulsory for program
Elective (Must be Late Year Course) ** Part C - BAgrSc List or
BAppSc List
Elective Part C - BAgrSc List or
BAppSc List
OPTION FOR PASS DEGREE:  
 
Year 4 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ENVM3523 Natural Resource Management Compulsory for program
LAND3007 Land Use & Management Compulsory for program
Elective (Must be Late Year Course) ** Part C - BAgrSc List or
BAppSc List
Elective Part C - BAgrSc List or
BAppSc List
Year 4 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC3017 Agricultural Genetics & Biotechnology Compulsory for program
Elective (Must be Late Year Course) ** Part C - BAgrSc List or
BAppSc List
Elective (Must be Late Year Course) ** Part C - BAgrSc List or
BAppSc List
Elective (Must be Late Year Course) ** Part C - BAgrSc List or
BAppSc List

** LATE YEAR COURSE - This is any course that is Level 3 or above i.e.: AGRC3XXX, the number within the code is a '3' or higher.

Careers in Agricultural Science

As an agricutlural scientist, you will apply your knowledge of scientific, technological, management, economic, environmental and social principles to major challenges, such as climate change and food security, to ensure the sustainable production of food and fibre for global consumption.

As a graduate, you will work in local, national or international agribusinesses offering advice to graziers and growers on animal and plant nutrition and pest control, or you may specialise as a plant breeder, soil scientist or horticulturalist.

You maybe challenged to manage water resources more efficiently, control pests to economic levels while concurrently avoiding the development of genetic resistance, or treat soils to ensure future generations are not disadvantaged.

Agricultural Science offers exciting, challenging careers in a wide variety of fields, including:

  • Agronomists and horticulturalists in companies and governments advising growers on cultivating crops to ensure maximum profitability and sustainability
  • Scientists in government, industry and international institutions researching areas as diverse as genetic engineering to soil science
  • Agricultural consultants and advisors for producers and companies, domestically and internationally
  • Managers of agricultural enterprises, family and company-owned farms or agribusiness companies and rural industries
  • Advisers in banks and other financial organisations to ensure rural industry investments are economically sound
  • Animal scientists and dairy technologists
  • Agricultural and resource economists
  • Extension and inspection officers
  • Land information systems officers
  • Regulators of government policy such as keeping Australia free from pests and diseases
  • Educators (after completing a Graduate Diploma of Education)

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Australian Society of Animal Production
  • Nutrition Society of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

 

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