Study Planner Information

What will I study?

The Horticulture major focuses on enhancing food security and economic development, while conserving the natural environment. Horticulture is a technological and fast-moving career option. Due to significant skill shortages in these areas, UQ graduates are in high demand across the agricultural and horticultural industries. You will study the development of new technologies needed to manage the growing, post-harvest management and marketing of horticultural crops. Graduates have the skills and knowledge to improve environmental aspects of urban areas.

Year 1 to 3 study planner

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory for program – all BSusAgr students must complete this course
  • Required for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended Elective - recommended course from Part C
  • 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 and Statistics Compulsory
AGRC1040 Food for a Healthy Planet Recommended Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2
CHEM1004 Chemistry Compulsory
AGRC1024 Plant Production Pirnciples and Technologie Required for major
AGRC1032 Elements of Ecology Recommended Elective
MGTS1982 Working with Groups and Teams Recommended Elective
Year 2 - Semester 1
AGRC2001 Agricultural Biochemistry Compulsory
HORT2007 Horticultural Science Required for major
LAND2003 The Soil Environment Recommended Elective
Select a course from the elective list Elective
Year 2 - Semester 2
AGRC2013 Agricultural Microbiology and Gene Technology Required for major
PLNT2002 Plant Physiology Required for major
PLNT2011 Plant and Environmental Health Required for major
AGRC2040 Agronomy Recommended Elective
Year 2 - Summer Semester
AGRC2031 Industry Placement Recommended Elective
Year 3 - Semester 1
AGRC3036 Precision Agriculture Compulsory
LAND3005 Soil Plant Relationships Required for major
PLNT3012 Weed Science Recommended Elective
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
Year 3 - Semester 2
AGRC3041 Plant Breeding Required for major
HORT3003 Production Horticulture Required for major
HORT3009 Advanced Horticultural Science Required for major
PLNT3009 Plant Protection 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 for program – all BSusAgr students must complete this course
  • Required for major – course required for this major
  • Recommended Elective - recommended course from Part C
  • 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

Due to the continued growth of the global population—and the consequent expanding need for study of food crops and agriculture in general—the outlook for horticulturalists is excellent. Past agricultural research has created higher yielding crops, crops with better resistance to pests and plant pathogens, and more effective fertilizers and pesticides. Research is still necessary, however, particularly as insects and diseases continue to adapt to pesticides and as soil fertility and water quality continue to need improvement.

Emerging biotechnologies will play an ever larger role in agricultural research. Scientists will be needed to apply these technologies to the creation of new food products and other advances. Moreover, increasing demand is expected for biofuels and other agricultural products used in industrial processes. Agricultural scientists will be needed to find ways to increase the output of crops used in these products.

 

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First Years - St Lucia

First Year Guide 2017 for St Lucia Students

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First Year Guide 2017 for Gatton Students

First Years - Gatton (External)

First Year Guide 2017 for External Gatton Students