Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    International aid | Sustainability | Biosecurity compliance | Horticulture | Paddock-to-plate sustainability | View All

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Course Rundown

Be a change agent, leader and innovator in the future of food! As the world races to develop more sustainable solutions for agriculture and food security, these areas promise rapidly expanding and exciting career options for those ready to lead the way in food innovation.

The innovative Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security from Western Sydney University immerses students in the topics of agriculture, food and health to empower them to become innovators and champions for the sustainable production of nutritious food to feed an ever-increasing global population.

The degree covers food security, agriculture and the environment, social stability, health, plants and animals, and the sustainable use of resources. It also includes disciplines of natural science, social science and business studies.

If the future of food is your future career, enquire about the Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security from Western Sydney University – ranked in the Top 150 Universities for Agriculture and Forestry (2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject).


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In this course, the subjects you may study include:

Year 1

  • Feeding the Planet
  • Scientific Literacy
  • Biodiversity
  • Introductory Chemistry
  •  Soils
  • Quantitative Thinking
  • Food Science 1
  • Horticultural Production Systems

Year 2

  • Greenhouse Technology for Food Sustainability
  • Environmental Planning and Climate Change
  • Integrated Science
  • Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World
  • Marketing Principles
  • Sustainable Food Production
  • Agriculture, Food and Health
  • Natural Science Research Methods

Year 3

  • Analysis of Agricultural Supply and Demand
  • Creating Change and Innovation
  • Plant Health and Biosecurity
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Business, Society and Policy
  • Community and Social Action
  • Globalisation and Sustainability
  • Postharvest
  • Social Computing
  • Water in the Landscape

Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. 

Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus Locations

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: Hawkesbury

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security from Western Sydney University.

With this qualification, you can look forward to exploring a host of career paths in the rapidly expanding areas of food security and sustainable agriculture. 


Curious about where a career in agriculture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

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HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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