Study Planner Information

What will I study?

The Plant Science major will cover courses in plant molecular genetics and breeding, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant soil interactions which are all essential components of crop production systems.

 

Year 1 to 4 Study Planner

The following are suggested study plans for this major and should be used as a guide to planning your program. Please refer to the course list to ensure you complete the major requirements.

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program– all students must complete this course
  • Required for major– course need to taken as prerequisite for major
  • Elective - choose a Level 1 course that interests you
1st year - Gatton Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
AGRC1040 Food for a healthy planet Compulsory for program
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Compulsory for program
AGRC1021 Applied Plant Biology Compulsory for program
AGRC1020 Applied Animal Biology Compulsory for program

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 (sem 1 St Lucia) or CHEM1004 (sem 2 Gatton) before taking any other chemistry course.

1st year - Gatton Campus
Semester 2 Requirements
AGRC1024 Plant Production Principles and Technologies Compulsory for program
AGRC1031 Australia's Bio-Physical Environment Compulsory for program
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data2 Compulsory for program
MGTS1982 Working with Groups and Teams Recommended Elective

2. Students without Queensland Senior Maths B should complete MATH1040 before taking STAT1201.

1st year - St Lucia Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
AGRC1040 Food for a Healthy Planet Compulsory for program
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Compulsory for program
BIOL1020 Genes, cells and evolution Compulsory for program
GEOS1100 Environment and Society Compulsory for program

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 (sem 1 St Lucia) or CHEM1004 (sem 2 Gatton) before taking any other chemistry course.

1st year - St Lucia Campus
Semester 2 Requirements
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms Compulsory for program
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems Compulsory for program
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data2 Compulsory for program
Plant Science Elective Required for Major

2. Students without Queensland Senior Maths B should complete MATH1040 before taking STAT1201.

2nd Year Study Planner

2nd year - Gatton Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Compulsory for program
ENVM2521 Participatory Research, Development, and Extension Practice Compulsory for program
LAND2003 Soil Environment Compulsory for program
ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition Compulsory for program
2nd year - Gatton Campus
Semester 2 Requirement
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology Compulsory for program
AGRC2030 Agricultural Economics Compulsory for program
AGRC2040 Agronomy Compulsory for program
Plant Science Elective Required for Major

3rd Year Study Planner

3rd year - Gatton Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
ENVM3523 Natural Resource Management Compulsory for program
LAND3007 Land Use & Management Compulsory for program
Plant Science Elective Required for Major
Elective Elective
3rd year - Gatton Campus
Between Semester Period Requirement
AGRC3054 Tropical Agriculture Compulsory for program
3rd year - Gatton Campus
Semester 2 Requirements
AGRC2045 Molecular and Quantitative Plant Genetics Compulsory for program
AGRC3050 Agricultural Development in Asia Compulsory for program
AGRC3702 Design and Analysis of Experiments for the Applied Sciences Compulsory for program
Plant Science Elective Required for Major

4th Year Study Planner

4th year - Gatton Campus
Semester 1 Requirements
AGRC6631 Agricultural Research Methodologies Compulsory for program
Research Project: AGRC4614 Research Project Prerequisite for major
Plant Science Elective Required for Major
4th year - Gatton Campus
Semester 2 Requirements
Research Project: AGRC4614 Research Project Required for Major
Plant Science Elective Required for Major

Plant Science Elective List:

Course Code Units Course Title
AGRC2042 2 Biology and Ecology of Plant Pests
AGRC3002 2 Agronomy 2
AGRC3006 2 Pasture Science
AGRC3027 2 Agricultural and Resource Policy
AGRC3036 2 Precision Agriculture
AGRC3040 2 Crop Physiology
AGRC3041 2 Plant Breeding
AGRC3042 2 Animal and Plant Biosecurity
AGRC4100 2 Research Communication
AGRC4101 2 Entrepreneurship in Agriculture
BIOL3011 2 Plant Microbe & Insect Interactions
BIOL3200 2 Current Topics in Plant Science
BIOL3201 2 Fungi & Plant Diseases
BIOL3210 2 Fungal Biology
BIOL3227 2 Plant Identification and Vegetation Classification
HORT2007 2 Horticultural Science
HORT3003 2 Production Horticulture
LAND3005 2 Soil Plant Relationships
LAND3006 2 Soils, Landscapes & Environments
PLNT2002 2 Plant Physiology
PLNT2011 2 Plant and Environmental Health
PLNT3009 2 Plant Protection
PLNT3012 2 Weed Science

 

For general electives, please refer to the course list

Careers in Plant Sciences

Plant sciences graduates become researchers, consultants, teachers and professional officers. They may work for multinational companies, universities or government departments, the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), or run their own businesses.

Many private companies, such as tissue-culture laboratories, seed companies, mining companies, plant nurseries, landscape designers and environmental consultants employ plant scientists as;
 

  • Ecologists 
  • Biotechnologists 
  • Conservationists 
  • Molecular Biologists 
  • Marine Biologist,
  • Physiologists 
  • Plant Breeders 
  • Pathologists 
  • Horticulturists

 

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First Years - St Lucia

First Year Guide 2017 for St Lucia Students

First Years - Gatton

First Year Guide 2017 for Gatton Students

First Years - Gatton (External)

First Year Guide 2017 for External Gatton Students