Help develop innovative new technologies and processes that will shape the future of Australia’s agricultural industry. This Bachelor of Agricultural Science from Charles Sturt University gives you a solid scientific foundation that will help you become part of the wave of innovation changing agricultural practices in Australia around the world.
Current developments in agriculture have opened up new opportunities in the industry. New markets, emerging technologies, sustainability, climate change and globalisation of trade have all contributed to the need for passionate individuals ready to take on the challenges presented by the high global demand for agricultural food and fibre.
The expertise you’ll develop in this course let you apply for a wide variety of roles in the agricultural sector. You could find yourself working alongside farmers, pursuing opportunities in rural industries or consulting with government bodies. With high demand for qualified professionals with a strong grasp of agricultural science, there’s never been a better time to pursue your career goals.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR equivalent of 70 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent; OR
- A completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification; OR
- 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification; OR
- A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies; OR
- Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies; AND
- Standard English Language Proficiency requirements.
What You’ll Learn
In this agriculture course, subjects you may study include:
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Marketing
- Food, Environment and Culture
- Precision Agriculture and Data Handling
- Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
- Agricultural Finance and Business Management
- Soil Science
- Production Analysis and Optimisation
- Agricultural Biotechnology
- Weed and Pesticide Sciences
- Chemical Fundamentals
- Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
- Invertebrate Pest Management
- Crop and Pasture Science
- Crop Agronomy
- Pastures and Rangelands
- Plant Pathology
- Soil Management
- Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Animal Reproduction
- Animal Nutrition
- Animal Health
- Introduction to Microbiology
- Integrated Agriculture
- Agricultural Industry Practicum
- Honours Research Methods
- Postgraduate Scientific Statistics
- Statistical Reasoning
- Science Honours Project/Dissertation
Why study with Charles Sturt University?
One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
Charles Sturt has 6 campuses in NSW, Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include; Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
- New South Wales: Wagga Wagga