St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
CRICOS course code: 0100492
Level of study: Undergraduate
Meet the world's need for food and fibres by going beyond the traditional growing of crops and animal production. A Bachelor of Agricultural Science will teach you to apply scientific, technological, management, economic and social principles to create better industry outcomes.
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 courses offered in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science are set out in the course list. 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
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.