Study Planner Information

What will I study?

Agronomy is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, feed, fibre, and reclamation. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, economics, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants. Agronomists often specialise in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control.

Year 1 to 3 study planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all BSusAgr students must complete this course to fulfil the program requirements
  • Required for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended Elective - recommended course from Part C electives
  • Elective - choose an elective course that interests you from the program list
Year 1 - Semester 1
AGRC1020 Applied Biology I Compulsory
AGRC1021 Applied Biology II Compulsory
AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics Compulsory
AGRC1040 Food for a Healthy Planet Recommended Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2
CHEM1004 Chemistry Compulsory
AGRC1024 Plant Production Principles and Technologies Required for major
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology Recommended Elective
MGTS1982 Working With Groups & Teams Recommended Elective
Year 2 - Semester 1
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Compulsory
LAND2003 The Soil Environment Recommended Elective
Select a course from the elective list Elective
Select a course from the elective list Elective
Year 2 - Semester 2
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology and Gene Technology Required for major
AGRC2040 Agronomy Required for major
PLNT2002 Plant Physiology Required for major
PLNT2011 Plant and Environmental Health Required for major
Year 2 - Summer Semester
AGRC2031 Industry Placement Recommended Elective
Year 3 - Semester 1
AGRC3036 Precision Agriculture Compulsory
LAND3005 Soil Plant Relationships Required for major
LAND3007 Land Use and Management Required for major
PLNT3012 Weed Science Recommended Elective
Year 3 - Semester 2
AGRC3002 Agronomy 2 Required for major
AGRC3006 Pasture Science Required for major
PLNT3009 Plant Protection Required for major
Students who completed AGRC2031 enrol in a total of #6 this semester,
OR select #2 from the elective list if AGRC2031 was not previously completed.
Elective

Alternatively students can complete AGRC3041 Plant Breeding in place of a #2 course listed as "Required for Major".


Part C Electives

Please Note: Electives can also be selected from other course lists with approval of the Executive Dean.

Semester One

 
Course Code & Name Campus
AGRC1040 Food for a Healthy Planet Gatton
AGRC2601 Special Topic I Gatton
AGRC3035 Short International Experience External
AGRC3602 Special Topic II Gatton
ANIM1014 Animal Welfare, Behaviour & Handling Gatton
ANIM3019 Animal Reproduction Gatton
ENVM2521 Participatory Research, Development and Extension Practice Gatton
LAND2003 The Soil Environment External
MGTS1982 Working with Groups & Teams Gatton
PLNT3012 Weed Science St Lucia / Flexible Delivery
PLNT3016 Turf Science 2 External

 

Semester Two

 
Course Code & Name Campus
AGRC1016 Food & Fibre in the E-Landscape Gatton
AGRC1024 Plant Production Principles and Technologies Gatton
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology Gatton
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology & Gene Technology Gatton
AGRC2043 Agricultural Genetics & Biotechnology Gatton
AGRC2601 Special Topic I Gatton
AGRC3602 Special Topic II Gatton
ANIM1018 Livestock Industries Gatton
ANIM2021 Animal Environmental Physiology Gatton
ANIM2054 Grazing Animal Production Gatton
IBUS3960 Export Practices and Procedures St Lucia
MKTG2961 Agribusiness Sales Gatton
MKTG3960 Applied Market Research Gatton
PLNT2014 Turf Science External

 

Summer Semester

Course Code & Name Campus
PLNT3012 Weed Science St Lucia / Flexible Delivery
AGRC2031 Industry Placement Gatton

Year 1 external study planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all BSusAgr students must complete this course to fulfil the program requirements
  • Required for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended Elective - recommended course from Part C electives
  • Elective - choose an elective course that interests you from the program list
Year 1 - Semester 1
AGRC1020 Applied Biology I Compulsory
AGRC1021 Applied Biology II Compulsory
Year 1 - Semester 2
CHEM1004 Chemistry Compulsory
AGRC1024 Plant Production Principles and Technologies Required for major
Year 2 - Semester 1
AGRC1023 Applied Mathematics & Statistics Compulsory
AGRC1040 Food for a Healthy Planet Recommended elective
Year 2 - Semester 2
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology Recommended Elective
MGTS1982 Working with Groups & Teams Recommended Elective

Careers

Most agronomists work as consultants, researchers, or teachers. Many work for agricultural experiment stations, federal or state government agencies, industrial firms, or universities. Agronomists also serve in such international organisations as the Agency for International Development, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Agronomy major graduates find employment in:

  • Agronomy in government and industry
  • Crop nutrition, physiology and modelling
  • Extension specialisation and consultation
  • Plant science
  • Pathology
  • Plant protection, extension and consultancy services
  • Research and development
  • Teaching (on completion of a Graduate Diploma in Education)
  • Seed production. 

 

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