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Bachelor of Agriculture

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 has an applied focus that will provide you with industry relevant training on a firm scientific basis. A suite of eight core units will provide the strong foundation you will use to acquire understanding of increasingly complex concepts in the context of industry relevant problems. A series of eight discipline units starting in year 2 will help you build your systemic thinking and you will learn about emerging agricultural innovations and current technological advances, culminating in a capstone unit where you reinforce and apply the principles and thinking skills acquired throughout the course to address challenging case studies.

Through the professional placement or research project, you will apply the theoretical and practical knowledge gained in your degree to an authentic professional work or research environment.

Eight extension units offer great choices to creatively combine your agriculture core knowledge with other disciplines to give you an additional edge as a professional. If you are interested in developing strong business skills you can select a Major in Agribusiness starting with one unit in year 1. Alternatively you can choose two from a suite of Minors including Agribusiness, Food Chemistry and Nutrition, and Sustainable Landscapes.

You will profit from the University’s research excellence in agriculture and its focus on regional and industry engagement through the opportunities to learn from leading industry experts, interact with top researchers, hear from experienced practitioners and engagement activities such as summer research projects, conferences attendance, or international activities.

The Bachelor of Agriculture course prepares you for the rigours of the real world and ensures you have the skills to make a difference in the context of the emerging opportunities that a highly technical agricultural industry provides.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 3 years full-time
Intake: March
Tuition Fee: AUD 33 120 per year
Location: Bundaberg, Rockhampton North, Online*

* Variation to term availability, check Handbook for more details.

Please note effective 20 March 9pm AEDT, the Australian Government implemented new travel bans and restrictions whereby only Australian citizens, Permanent Residents, their spouses and dependants could enter the country. For students who would like to study a course that’s offered on campus, we will work with you to enrol you online first and transition you to campus once the travel restrictions change. For students who wish to study 100% online, we encourage you to check out our Online Study page and submit an enquiry.

Career Opportunities

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
  • agritech
  • agronomy
  • cropping
  • government policy development
  • horticulture
  • industry analysis
  • landcare coordination / management
  • livestock
  • 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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MINORS

Agricultural Business

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.

Cropping

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.

Livestock

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Completion of the Bachelor of Agriculture will prepare you to persue employment opportunities in areas such as:

  • agribusiness support sectors such as banking, consultancy, marketing, trading and logistics
  • agritech
  • agronomy
  • cropping
  • government policy development
  • horticulture
  • industry analysis
  • landcare coordination / management
  • livestock
  • 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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