Study Planner Information

Year 1 to 4 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Required for major – a course required for this major
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1040 Food for a healthy planet Compulsory
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Compulsory
AGRC1021 Applied Plant Biology Compulsory
AGRC1020 Applied Animal Biology Compulsory

1. Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1004 (Gatton only) before taking any other chemistry course.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1024 Plant Production Principles and Technologies Compulsory
AGRC1031 Australia's Bio-Physical Environment Compulsory
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data2 Compulsory
MGTS1982 Working with Groups and Teams Recommended Elective

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

Year 2 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Compulsory
ENVM2521 Participatory Research, Development, and Extension Practice Compulsory
LAND2003 Soil Environment Compulsory
ANIM2053 Animal Nutrition Compulsory
Year 2 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirement
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology Compulsory
AGRC2030 Agricultural Economics Compulsory
AGRC2040 Agronomy Compulsory
Plant Science Elective Required for Major
Year 3 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
ENVM3523 Natural Resource Management Compulsory
LAND3007 Land Use & Management Compulsory
Plant Science Elective Required for Major
Elective Elective
Year 3 - Between Semester Period
Course Code & Title Requirement
AGRC3054 Tropical Agriculture Compulsory
Year 3 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC2045 Molecular and Quantitative Plant Genetics Compulsory
AGRC3050 Agricultural Development in Asia Compulsory
AGRC3702 Design and Analysis of Experiments for the Applied Sciences Compulsory
Plant Science Elective Required for Major
Year 4 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC6631 Agricultural Research Methodologies Compulsory
Research Project: AGRC4614 Research Project3 Prerequisite for major
Plant Science Elective Required for Major
Year 4 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
Research Project: AGRC4614 Research Project3 Required for Major
Plant Science Elective Required for Major

3. Students enrolling in the year-long course enrol in AGRC4614 if commencing their project in semester 1 and finishing in semester 2, or AGRC4615 if commencing their project in semester 2 and finishing in semester 1.

Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Required for major – a course required for this major
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
AGRC1040 Food for a Healthy Planet Compulsory
CHEM1100 Chemistry 11 Compulsory
BIOL1020 Genes, cells and evolution Compulsory
GEOS1100 Environment and Society Compulsory

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

Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms Compulsory
PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems Compulsory
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data2 Compulsory
Plant Science Elective Required for Major

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

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.