Bachelor of Agriculture
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The Bachelor of Agriculture from CQUniversity Australia will equip you with the agriculture knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills required to play important professional roles in improving productivity and sustainability of modern agriculture.
The Agriculture from CQUniversity Australia delivers the right mix of skills-based training and research-led teaching to succeed in today’s agribusiness, livestock and cropping industries. Thanks to our partnership with local industry, such as Victoria’s Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST), you’ll benefit from project-based training on extensive crop, dairy, sheep, equine and beef production facilities. Graduates from RIST can apply for direct entry into the Bachelor of Agriculture.
The first year of the Bachelor of Agriculture will provide the foundation framework that you will use to develop increasingly complex learnings developed in the context of industry-relevant problems. In the second year, you will build your core skills by developing your systematic thinking by learning about emerging agricultural innovation through an industry placement. You will select to complete either a major in agribusiness or two out of three minors in livestock, cropping or business, during the course. In your third year, you will acquire information about agricultural practices and technology and develop advanced-level technical and people-management skills.
|Duration:||3 years full-time|
|Tuition Fee:||AUD 33 120 per year|
|Location:||Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Online|
Completion of the Bachelor of Agriculture will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in areas such as:
- agribusiness support sectors such as banking, consultancy, marketing, trading and logistics
- government policy development
- industry analysis
- landcare coordination / management
- production enterprise
Employment opportunities exist within public and private sectors for example in management, consulting and research in cropping, agribusiness, horticulture, landcare, sustainability and livestock management.
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The minor in Agricultural Business combines the study in agricultural science with the various business disciplines such as management and finance as well as agricultural production which prepares you for leadership roles across all sectors in the industry.
The Cropping minor will introduce you to systems used in irrigated and dryland farming, whilst also equipping you with skills to devise strategies around the appropriate use of fertiliser, crop rotation, precision agriculture, pest and disease management, yield improvement and enterprise planning.
The Livestock minor will allow you to develop knowledge of contemporary Livestock Management Systems with emphasis on sustainability, animal welfare, organic and free range methodologies.