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BAgrSc(Hons) Plant Science (Honours)(Animal Science)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
37040 AUD
National
9050 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

Students go beyond the traditional growing of crops and animal production to take on a diverse and challenging career in Agricultural Science where they will use scientific, technological, management, economic, environmental and social principles to meet the world's need for food and fibres. UQ's Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) offers a broad range of courses covering topics from economics, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, animal nutrition, land use and the environment, and agricultural development in Asia.

When students choose a major in Plant Science they will learn the essential components of crop production systems including plant molecular genetics and breeding, plant pathology, plant physiology and plant soil interactions. The courses are designed to develop a broad knowledge of subtropical and tropical agriculture and gain important scientific research skills to allow the student to contribute to developing more efficient and less resource-intensive crop production systems.

Employment Opportunities:

Agricultural Science offers exciting, challenging careers in a wide variety of fields, including:

  • agronomists and horticulturalists in companies and governments advising growers on cultivating crops to ensure maximum profitability and sustainability
  • scientists in government, industry and international institutions researching areas as diverse as genetic engineering; or the application of soil, plant and animal science to diverse production systems
  • agricultural consultants and advisors for producers and companies, domestically and internationally
  • managers of agricultural enterprises, family and company-owned farms or agribusiness companies and rural industries
  • advisers in banks and other financial organisations to ensure rural industry investments are economically sound
  • animal scientists and dairy technologists with particular emphasis on domestic livestock
  • agricultural and resource economists
  • extension and inspection officers
  • land information systems officers
  • regulators of government policy such as keeping Australia free from pests and diseases
  • educators (after completing a Graduate Diploma of Education)

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

  •  For Australian students:

          OP/Entry Rank 2016:9/81

  •  For International students:

          1) Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, and Chemistry or Mathematics B.

          2)At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.

               Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

       Course Code      Course Title

  • [AGRC4613 Research Project   (or)
  • [AGRC4614 Research Project   (or)
  • [AGRC4615 Research Project
  • AGRC3002 Agronomy 2
  • AGRC3006 Pasture Science
  • AGRC3027 Agricultural and Resource Policy
  • AGRC3040 Crop Physiology
  • BIOL3011 Plant Microbe & Insect Interactions
  • BIOL3200 Current Topics in Plant Science
  • BIOL3201 Fungi & Plant Diseases
  • BIOL3210 Fungal Biology
  • BIOL3227 Plant Identification and Vegetation Classification
  • HORT2007 Horticultural Science
  • HORT3003 Production Horticulture
  • HORT3009 Horticultural Science 2
  • LAND3005 Soil Plant Relationships
  • LAND3006 Soils, Landscapes & Environments
  • PLNT2002 Plant Physiology
  • PLNT2011 Plant and Environmental Health
  • PLNT3009 Plant Protection
  • PLNT3012 Weed Science

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online hrough the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

 

 

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