Agriculture

Study mode:Online Languages: English
Local:$ 14.8 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.8 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3046 Duration:36 months

Description

Why study the Bachelor of Agriculture at UNE?

This degree produces graduates with skills in increasing demand in the rural sector. A practical orientated degree, students are provided with the tools necessary to understand the implications of land use and management change on agricultural productivity. Once armed with the basic knowledge to understand agricultural systems, graduates are able to continue on to further study in specific areas of interest. This degree suits students who are more interested in management of agricultural landscapes in contrast to the scientific, agricultural systems focus of other agricultural based degree programs offered at UNE. The major completed will appear on the academic record and testamur.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this degree can expect employment in agricultural advisory fields in the public and private sector, management and consulting in the cropping and animal industries, agribusiness, primary production, landcare, soil conservation and natural resource management. This degree is also ideal for those wishing to become secondary school agriculture teachers.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
  • EUR 14770 Year (National)
  • EUR 14770 Year (International)
Start date February,June,October 2015 Credits 144
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Agriculture degree seeks to produce graduates who have an excellent science base for the application of scientific knowledge to agricultural practice. These students do not have detailed specialist knowledge but have developed an appreciation of the science contributing to the main components of the agricultural system as well as good knowledge of practical agriculture. The degree provides a basic scientific background to allow students to interpret and apply scientific principles to the management of agricultural systems, be they plant, soil or animal.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the scientific knowledge that underpins agricultural sciences and land and resource management and agricultural extension;
  • demonstrate an understanding of technical, field and/or laboratory competencies relevant to food and fibre production and management of agricultural systems; and
  • demonstrate developed skills in written and oral scientific communication, and acquired skills to locate and critically evaluate scientific information.
  • Graduate Attributes

    Knowledge of a Discipline

    Students will be required to read literature on practical and theoretical aspects of agricultural science and management.

    Communication Skills

    Students will be required to express well-organised, logical and clearly written assessment tasks. Students will be exposed to techniques for improved oral and written communication skills throughout the course.

    Global Perspectives

    Students will examine examples of models, theories and case studies related to production of food and fibre, products and management of associated natural resources around the world.

    Information Literacy

    Students will be instructed, assessed and expected to demonstrate research capacity in written assignments and utilise a wide range of sources.

    Life-Long Learning

    Students will be instructed in, assessed and practise learning skills in critical thinking, research and communication that will be useful to them beyond the unit of learning.

    Problem Solving

    Students will be challenged to critically examine literature, established theories and models, and techniques from a range of disciplines to address contemporary environmental issues.

    Social Responsibility

    Students will be exposed to concepts of social responsibility within the course and will be required to exhibit social responsibility when interacting with other students.

    Team Work

    Students will be exposed to training in team skills and perspectives throughout the course.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by the University of New England, international applicants must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia.

    A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).

    Assumed knowledge is mathematics.

    Recommended studies: biology and/or chemistry.

    For students without the recommended background knowledge, the faculty offers foundation units in chemistry and mathematics.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of New England.

    Funding

    The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

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