St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
CRICOS course code: 0100493
Level of study: Undergraduate
The dual four-year program allows you to combine practical business skills with your interests in agriculture. You will study the scientific and managerial principles required to help commercial farmers sustainably increase their output of food and fibre to feed and clothe the world with the least environmental and social impact.
The Bachelor of Agricultural Science component of the dual provides you with the skills and knowledge to help industry tackle some of the big problems facing our planet. The Agribusiness component of the program will prepare you for business management positions in industries which demand graduates who are consumer focused, commercially aware, innovative, internationally orientated and technically competent.
You will learn about marketing, finance and managing people and technology along the agrifood value chain. You will study business courses in accounting, economics, and market research in an agribusiness context.
Agronomy is the study of how the environment and agricultural practices can be managed to control the whole plant growth and crop production cycle. As an agronomist you will utilise a number of scientific disciplines to enhance the production of food, create healthier food, investigate plants as a future energy source and manage the environmental impacts of agriculture. You will combine the study of biological, chemical, ecological and earth sciences or genetics to examine variables such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, plant physiology, soil classification and fertility and the control of weeds, insects and other pests to manage the whole plant and crop production cycle.
Animal production is concerned with the science and management of beef and dairy cattle production, poultry, sheep, goats and pig production. In choosing animal science, you will study nutrition and reproduction (of both grazing animals and intensively housed animals), animal health and genetics, animal behaviour, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and biochemistry and pasture science. Your practical classes will be conducted in some of the best animal teaching and research amenities in the Southern Hemisphere, located on the UQ Gatton campus.
You will study diverse areas including the intensive production of fruit, vegetable, nursery and floricultural crops; turf, and the use of plants for recreational and therapeutic benefit, or to enhance the urban landscape. As a horticulturist you will work to improve plant yield, quality, nutritional value and resistance to insects, diseases and environmental stresses through the use of scientific techniques in plant breeding, biochemistry, physiology and propagation.
The Bachelors of Agribusiness/Agricultural Science is made up of two course lists:
Course list for the Bachelor of Agribusiness
Course list for the Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.
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Gatton CampusThe University of Queensland
The University of QueenslandSt Lucia Campus
Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English.
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ. TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.