St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
CRICOS course code: 0100493
Level of study: Undergraduate
Want a flexible and diverse career in agriculture? Combine practical business skills with your interests in science and agriculture in this dual program.
This four-year program will develop your business skills and deep scientific expertise in agricultural contexts to prepare you for a career in the agriculture sector in Australia and internationally.
Study the scientific and managerial principles required to help commercial farmers sustainably increase their output of food and fibre with the least environmental and social impact.
Learn about marketing, finance, people management and technology along the agrifood value chain, and study business courses in accounting, economics and market research.
Specialise in Agronomy, Animal Science or Horticulture in the Agricultural Science component of your program and graduate ready to enter the workforce in innovative management positions.
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.
Your scientific expertise and knowledge of agribusiness managerial principles will place you in high demand within the Australian and international agriculture sectors.
You’ll graduate with a keen market focus, commercial awareness, innovative approach, and relevant technical skills.
You can expect to find employment in:
government departments and agencies
research institutions, including universities and CSIRO
banks, financial institutions, and investment and insurance companies
agribusinesses, such as agricultural service companies, seed companies, food producers and agricultural consultancies
biosecurity, extension and animal production enterprises
organisations involved in production, post-harvest and marketing of horticultural products
commodity trade, sales and marketing companies
export marketing and management companies
feed mills, stock equipment manufacturers, and livestock and poultry health companies within allied industries
property management companies
supply chain management organisations
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Gatton CampusThe University of Queensland
The University of QueenslandSt Lucia Campus
Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English plus one of Mathematics A or Mathematics B
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.